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Boston University

One Silber Way,
Boston, Massachusetts – 2215 
Phone: 
(617)353-2000

INSTITUTION

Boston University

ADMISSION

Percent Admitted

19%

Admissions Yield

28%

Applicants Total

75,778

Admissions Total

14,129

ENROLLMENT

Boston University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18,229 and a student faculty ratio of 11:1.

Total entering students at the undergraduate level, fall 2021
5,277
Total Enrollment
36,104
Undergraduate Enrollment
18,229
Graduate Enrollment
17,875
Full-time Retention Rate, 2021
94
Student-to-faculty Ratio
11
Enrolled Total
4,011

FEES

The total tuition and fees for Boston University is $

  • Undergraduate Application Fee:
    $80
  • Total Tuition and Fees:
    $59,816
  • Total Tuition and Fees for In-State Students:
    $79,606
  • Total Tuition and Fees for Out of State Students:
    $79,606

ACT Requirements​

13%

Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT

31%

ACT Composite 25th Percentile

34%

ACT Composite 75th Percentile

SAT Requirements

Successful applicants to Boston University scored between a 1360 – 1520 on the SAT’s. The average SAT score is a 1440. Roughly 32% of applicants submitted SAT scores.

SAT Statistics
Percentiles
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT:
32%
SAT Reading and Writing 25th Percentile Score:
660
SAT Reading and Writing 75th Percentile Score:
740
SAT Math 25th Percentile Score:
700
SAT Math 75th Percentile Score:
780

Admissions Criteria

The Boston University evaluates applicants based on a variety of factors including secondary school GPA, secondary school rank, secondary school record, recommendations, and admission test scores. The following table illustrates the importance of each according to the Common Data Set (CDS).

Secondary school GPA
Required
Secondary school rank
Required
Secondary school record
Required
Recommendations
Required
Admission test scores
Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Required

Diversity Statistics: Race & Ethnicity

Diversity Statistics
%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Black or African American
4%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Hispanic/Latino
10%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are White
34%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Race/ethnicity unknown
6%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
19%

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

58% of students at Boston University are awarded financial aid with an average package of $50,486. Financial aid is based on the parental income and sometimes assets to determine the amount of eligible aid a student may receive.

58%

Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid

$50,486

Average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid awarded

$25,852

Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid

Graduation Statistics

Boston University has an average graduation rate of 84% within 4 years and 89% within 6 years. At Boston University, 4,417 students earn a bachelors, 5,081 receive a master’s, and 1,170 receive their doctorate.

Roughly 24% of the student body are from foreign countries,16% in-state, and 60% out-of-state.
Generally speaking, colleges and universities accept more in-state applicants than out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants have a higher probability of acceptance, with admissions being the most competitive for foreign students.

Graduation Statistics
Percent of first-time undergraduates – in-state
16%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – out-of-state
60%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – foreign countries
24%
Number of students receiving a Bachelor’s degree
4,417
Number of students receiving a Master’s degree
5,081
Number of students receiving a Doctor’s degree
1,170
Graduation rate, total cohort
89
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 4 years, total
84
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 6 years, total
89