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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 36,714 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 14.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Boston University is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education.
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.
|Address||One Silber Way, Boston, MA 2215|
|Net Price Calculator||www.bu.edu/finaid/aid-basics/cost-of-education/net-price-calculator/|
|School Type||Private, 4 years|
|Carnegie Category||Research University (very high research activity)|
|Highest Degree Offered||Doctor'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 Rate||14.00 %|
|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)
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.
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
|Number of programs||456 Programs|
|Offered Degrees/Programs||Certificates of at least 12 weeks but less than 1 year|
1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
2-4 Year Certificate
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
|Academic/career counseling service||✔|
|Placement services for completers||✔|
|On-campus day care for students||✔|
|Distance Learning (online classes)||✔|