Boston University

Acceptance Rate 20 %
SAT Average 1,405
Tuition & Fees $59,816
Student Population 32,718
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $38,797

Academic Overview

Boston University Campus, Boston, MA
Boston University is a private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years institute located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 tuition & fees are $59,816 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 32,718 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 20% and the graduation rate is 89% last year.
The salary after graduation from Boston University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $75,900. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, tuition and fees of Boston University are $59,816. For graduate schools, its 2022 tuition and fees are $59,418 on average.
Boston University 2022 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at BU. The acceptance rate of BU is 20% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 27%. The average graduation rate is 89% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $38,797 and 49% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 32,718 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Boston University is 20 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Boston University is 89 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Boston University is 94 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Boston University is 32,718
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Boston University is 10 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $38,797 at Boston University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

BU offers 433 major programs through online and on-site education where 33 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate80
One but less than two years certificate270
Two but less than four years certificate90
Bachelor's Degree1094
Post Bachelor's Degree30
Master's Degree17024
Post Master's Degree171
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship874
Doctor's degree - professional practice30

Special Learning Opportunities

Boston University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:11,732)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,330)

Veterans Benefits

Boston University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges