School Overview

Boston University is a Private, 4 years college located in Boston, Massachusetts. BU ranked 30th in National Universities, 71st in World Universities, and 7th in Massachusetts Colleges.
It has a total enrollment of 36,104 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. It is a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. BU's acceptance rate is 18.65% last year (undergraduate school).
Boston University is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education.
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

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Boston University is 18.65% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 28.39%. The application fees are $80 for undergraduate programs and $95 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate18.65 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)28.39 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$80
Graduate Application Fees$95

Tuition & Fees

BU's 2022 tuition & fees is $59,816 for undergraduate students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $59,418.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$59,816
Graduate Tuition & Fees$59,418
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 36,104 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 4,032 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. BU has 18,229 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 17,875 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students36,104
Undergraduate Students18,229
Graduate Students17,875
Online Enrollment4,032

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs456 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
2-4 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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