Acceptance Rate 22 %
SAT Average 1,415
Tuition & Fees $55,892
Student Population 34,657
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $33,085

BU Academic Overview

Boston University (BU) is a private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years institute located in Boston, Massachusetts. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and total 34,657 students are enrolled into BU. 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 acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 22% and the graduation rate is 88% last year.

BU 2020 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in academic year 2019-2020, Boston University tuition and fees are $55,892 for all students. For graduate school, its 2020 tuition and fees are $55,502 for all graduate students.

Boston University 2020 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] Boston University 2019-2020 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics at BU

Next chart illustrates the 2020 key academic stats at BU. The acceptance rate of BU is 22% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 25%. The average graduation rate is 88% and no students have transferred out from the school. Total 34,657 students are attending BU including both undergraduate and graduate students and the student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. The average received amount of financial aid is $33,085 and 48 students received grants of scholarship aid (0.26% of total undergraduate students). Total 34,657 students are attending BU including both undergraduate and graduate students and the student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

[Chart] Boston University Academic Statistics
Acceptance Rate for Boston University is 22 %.
Graduation Rate for Boston University is 88 %
Retention Rate for Boston University is 94 %
Student Population for Boston University is 34,657
Student to Faculty Rate for Boston University is 10 %
The average received amount of financial aid is $33,085 at Boston University.

Boston University Directory Information

Directory Information
AddressOne Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215
Online Applicationwww.bu.edu/admissions/apply
Financial Aidwww.bu.edu/finaid
Net Price Calculatorwww.bu.edu/finaid/aid-basics/cost-of-education/net-price-calculator/
Veterans Tuitionwww.bu.edu/reg/general-information/veterans-services/
Disability Servicewww.bu.edu/disability/

Offered Degrees

BU offers 415 programs through online and on-site education. Next table lists the number of programs by offered degree.

Offered Programs at Boston University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate80
One but less than two years certificate250
Two but less than four years certificate70
Bachelor's Degree1041
Post Bachelor's Degree30
Master's Degree16120
Post Master's Degree161
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship884
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 at Boston University
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 at Boston University
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

Accepted Credits at Boston University

Boston University accepts following credits that their students have earned.

Accepted Credits at Boston University
Dual Credits
Credits for life experiences
Advanced Placement (AP) credits