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Boston University

Boston, MA

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Overview

Boston University is a University institution located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 233 Bay State Road
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact Ms. Kelly A. Walter
Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions
Email: admissions@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-2300

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural History And Criticism, General Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
East Asian Studies Checkmark
European Studies/civilization Checkmark
Italian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Conservation Biology Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Physiology, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, Other Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Advertising Checkmark
Communication, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs, Other Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Bilingual And Multilingual Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Education, Other Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Hearing Impairments Including Deafness Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Foreign Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Language And Literature Checkmark
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
East Asian Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Hispanic And Latin American Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistic, Comparative, And Related Language Studies And Services, Other Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Middle/near Eastern And Semitic Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
Romance Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Audiology/audiologist And Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
Behavioral Aspects Of Health Checkmark
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician Checkmark
Dental Laboratory Technology/technician Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Kinesiotherapy/kinesiotherapist Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Rehabilitation And Therapeutic Professions, Other Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Assistant/paralegal Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Computational Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Ancient Studies/civilization Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Systems Science And Theory Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Astrophysics Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Chemistry, Other Checkmark
Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Counseling Psychology Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Youth Services/administration Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, Other Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Directing And Theatrical Production Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Musicology And Ethnomusicology Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark
Stringed Instruments Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

61,007
Applied
12,254
Accepted
16,872
Enrolled
20%
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Female Admissions

36,125
Females Applied
7,147
Females Accepted
20%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

24,882
Males Applied
5,107
Males Accepted
21%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

80
Application Fee
3.76
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Audition, portfolio

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 1st April 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 681 640 720
SAT Math 721 670 780
ACT Composite 32 30 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

58,560
Private
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Fees

1,256
Full-time student fees
16,840
Room & board
10,990
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

49,407
Avg. Financial Aid Package
56,442
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
36,344
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
2,766
Avg. Loan Aid
23,163
Avg. Grant Aid
44,479
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
87%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
34%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

16,872
Total Undergrad students
21%
International Students
74%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.89%
Black or African American 4.13%
White or Caucasian 34.88%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.02%
Asian 18.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 4.52%
Other 4.28%

Gender

Male (41.62%)
Female (58.38%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 70%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Head of the Charles River Regatta, Beanpot Tournament and SPLASH

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Cultural organizations, performing and Acapella groups, residence hall associations, service organizations and student government

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
security personnel at residence hall entrances, self-defense education, well-lit sidewalks, Emergency Alert System, Blue Light System),

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Rowing Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) No Division 1 Checkmark
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Rowing Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) No Division 1 Checkmark
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

2,562
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,861
Part-time - 701
Male - 1,443
Female - 1,119
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