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Boston University

Boston University is a Private, 4 Years+ school located in Boston, MA. The 2019 average net price at Boston University is $29,154. Acceptance rate is 22.09%. The school has a total enrollment of 34,657.


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Location: Boston, MA
Student Body: 34,657
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Private
Campus Type: Urban
Web Site: www.bu.edu
Acceptance Rate: 22.09%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 22.09%
  • Application Deadline: January 2, 2021
  • International Students: 24%
  • Application Fee: $80
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
Tuition: $52,816
Grad Tuition: $52,816
Room and Board: $15,720
Books and Supplies: $1,000
Other Fees: $1,132
Average Net Price: $29,154
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 3,612
  • Men / Women Ratio: 1,572 / 2,040
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 650 - 720
  • Median SAT Math Range: 680 - 780
  • Median ACT Range: 30 - 33
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: n/a
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 7
  • % of International Students: 24%
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: 855
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Required
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Not Considered

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Business, Management, Marketing: 19%
  • Social Sciences: 10%
  • Communication: 9%
  • Health Professions: 9%
  • Biological, Biomedical Science: 9%

Academic Programs

Boston University offers 457 Total Programs in Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Business, Management, Marketing. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Bachelor's Degree ProgramsBoston University offers 109 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
  • Business Administration and Management, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Hospitality Administration, Management, General Degree
  • Hospitality Administration, Management, Other Degree
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources, Conservation
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsBoston University offers 170 Master's Degree Programs
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
  • Computer Science Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Degree
  • Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance Degree
  • Data Modeling, Warehousing and Database Administration Degree
  • Information Science, Studies Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Personal/Culinary Services
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Theology
Visual and Performing Arts
Doctorate Degree ProgramsBoston University offers 90 Doctorate Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Theology
Visual and Performing Arts
Certificate ProgramsBoston University offers 55 Certificate Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other Degree
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other Degree
  • Hospitality Administration, Management, Other Degree
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Marketing, Other Degree
Computer Science
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other Degree
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other Degree
  • Computer, Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other Degree
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technologies, Technicians, Other Degree
English Literature
  • Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, Other Degree
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Health Professions
Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Multi-, Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Protective Services
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 87%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 86%
  • 1st Year Retention: 93%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $63,400
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 34,657
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 40%
  • Non-resident, alien: 24%
  • Asian Students: 12%
  • Hispanic Students: 9%
  • Unknown: 8%
  • Black Students: 4%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: <1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%