School Overview

Boston University is a Private, 4 years college located in Boston, Massachusetts. BU ranked 33rd in National Universities, 70th in World Universities, and 7th in Massachusetts Colleges.
It has a total enrollment of 32,718 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 10 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 19.00% 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 19.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 28.00%. The application fees are $80 for undergraduate programs and $95 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate19.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)28.00 %
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 32,718 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 2,849 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. BU has 16,872 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 15,846 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students32,718
Undergraduate Students16,872
Graduate Students15,846
Online Enrollment2,849

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs415 Programs
Number of online programs26 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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