School Overview

The following table shows the basic characteristic of Boston University and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
Contact Information
AddressOne Silber Way, Boston, MA 2215
Admission Information
Net Price
School Category
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (very high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

The acceptance rate of Boston University is 14.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 31.00%. The application fees are $80 for undergraduate programs and $95 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate14.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)31.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$80
Graduate Application Fees$95

Tuition & Fees

BU's 2023 tuition & fees is $62,360 for undergraduate students. The undergraduate tuition increased by 4.25% compared to the last year's rate ($59,816).
For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $61,924. The graduate tuition increased by 4.22% compared to the last year's rate.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$62,360
Graduate Tuition & Fees$61,924
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 36,714 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 4,032 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. BU has 18,459 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 18,255 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students36,714
Undergraduate Students18,459
Graduate Students18,255
Online Enrollment4,032

Offered Degrees and On-Campus Services

BU offers 456 programs including both undergraduate and graduate programs.
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by BU
Offered DegreesOn-Campus ServicesLearning opportunities
Number of programs456 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsCertificates of at least 12 weeks but less than 1 year
1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
2-4 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students
Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification