Boston University (BU)

Boston, MA

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Boston University

Boston University

BU Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Women's Dorms
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Married-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Co-op Housing
  • Other: Special-interest housing.
Room & Board Expenses $13,190
Living On-Campus 67%
Living Off-Campus 33%

BU Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Boston University 5 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

College Life Rating

The social atmosphere at BU is friendly, welcoming, and relaxed. Off campus safety is very important but there are no problems with it; the surrounding areas are very safe to even wander at night. There is always something going on at BU to keep you occupied, having fun, and making new friends!

BU Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(617) 353-2121
Medical Center Emergency Department
(617) 353-3575
Campus Police
32 Harry Agganis Way, Boston, MA 02215

BU Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Terriers
Official Athletics Site:
Athletic Facilities aquatic center, boathouse, climbing wall, fields, fitness and recreation center, gymnasium, indoor track, racquetball and squash courts, skating pavilion, swimming pools, tennis and track center
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Basketball: America East
Track: America East

Athletics Department at Boston University

Athletic Director Name
Nancy Lyons
Athletic Department Email

BU Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 10
Number of Sororities: 9
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 3%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 7%
Military Programs
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

BU Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training
  • Other: business, dining etiquette, managing debt, entrepreneurship.

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Military Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Religious Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services
  • Talking Books
  • Other: C.A.R.T./mobility orientation, reduced course load, voice activated computers.

Other Services at Boston University

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Health Insurance
  • Other: Tutoring.

Famous Alumni

  • Julianne Moore, actress
  • Bill O'Reilly, journalist.

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