BU Description

An old and prestigious institution, Boston University is a renowned center of academic excellence and research. With a student body exceeding 30,000, BU is an expansive school with extensive resources. Whatever you’re looking for in an education, you can find it at Boston University.

The university administers its academics through nearly 20 schools and colleges. Over 250 programs of study are available, each taught by knowledgeable, experienced faculty. Its public health graduate programs, especially Biomedical Engineering, are highly regarded.

Diversity is a prominent feature of student life at Boston University, both in terms of the kinds of students you find and the many activities you can participate in. There are nearly 500 student clubs to choose from, not to mention exciting opportunities offered by the city of Boston.

Because of the vast number of programs available at Boston University, admissions requirements may vary. Contact the department you’re interested in joining for more information.

In addition to federal financial aid, Boston University funds several scholarships based on merit, athletic ability and military service. These awards are a good complement to federal assistance, as they do not take financial need into consideration.

Quick Facts about Boston University

Region

Northeast

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Private

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Terriers

Nickname

BU

Website

www.bu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$40,848

Out-of-State Tuition

$40,848

Retention Rate

91%

Enrollment

32,547

Year Established

1839

BU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
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50% of students gave Boston University 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

Boston University is located in the most lively and young city a college student could ask for. I feel safe and at home here, enough to explore off campus. But there isn't too much stuff to distract me.

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BU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
18,534
Freshman Class
4,427
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
32,547

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
57%
Graduate
43%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
99%
Part-Time
1%

Gender of Students

Women
60%
Men
40%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
3%
Asian
12%
Caucasian
50%
Latino
6%
Other
29%

International Students

International
14%
Domestic
86%

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