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BU Student Population

Population Highlight
Total Enrollment 32,718
Undergraduate 16,872
Graduate 15,846
Men 13,684
Women 19,034

BU Student Population

There are 32,718 students including 16,872 undergraduate and 15,846 graduate students at Boston University for academic year 2020-2021. By attending status, there are 26,272 full-time and 6,446 part-time students with gender distribution of 13,684 male and 19,034 female students. Boston University is offering the distance learning opportunity (online degree program) and total 2,849 students have enrolled online program exclusively.

Student Gender Distribution

Boston University has a total enrollment of 32,718 with a gender distribution of 41.82% male (13,684 students) and 58.18% female (19,034 students). There are 7,022 male and 9,850 female students in undergraduate school and 6,662 male and 9,184 female students are attending graduate school at Boston University.
Student Population By Gender
Boston University
TotalMenWomen
Total32,71813,68419,034
Undergraduate16,8727,0229,850
Graduate15,8466,6629,184
Full-time26,27211,01315,259
Part-time6,4462,6713,775
[Chart] Boston University 2021 Gender Distribution of Enrollment

Enrollment by Attending Status

Boston University has 26,272 full-time and 6,446 part-time students. In undergraduate school, 16,026 students are attending classes with full-time status, and 846 students are attending with part-time status. In graduate school, 10,246 students are full-time and 5,600 are part-time students.
Student Population By Attendance Status
Boston University
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total32,71826,2726,446
Undergraduate16,87216,026846
Graduate15,84610,2465,600
Men13,68411,0132,671
Women19,03415,2593,775
[Chart] Boston University Enrollment by Attending Status

Distance Learning (Online Class) Enrollment

At Boston University, 2,849 students have enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,138 students have enrolled in some online courses out of total 32,718 students. In undergraduate schools, 267 students take at least one online course and in graduate schools, 3,720 students are attending some online courses.
2021 Distance Learning Enrollment
Boston University
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total32,71816,87215,846
Online Exclusively2,849872,762
In Some Online Classes1,138180958
Not In Online Classes28,73116,60512,126
[Chart] Boston University Distance Learning (Online Class) Enrollment

Race/Ethnicity Distribution

This section analyzes the student population by race/ethnicity at Boston University. There are 12 American Indian/Native American, 12,490 White, 1,378 Black/African American, 4,710 Asian, 3,106 Hispanic, 19 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and 1,259 students with other races.
Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
Boston University
TotalMenWomen
Total32,71813,68419,034
American Indian/Native American1248
Asian4,7101,9642,746
Black/African American1,378454924
Hispanic3,1061,2091,897
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander19613
White12,4904,8247,666
Two More1,109391718
Race Un-Known1,852868984
[Chart] Boston UniversityRace/Ethnicity Distribution

Student Age Distribution

Next table and chart show the student enrollment by age distribution at Boston University.
Age Distribution
Boston University
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total32,71816,87215,846
Under 182422420
Age 18-196,2886,2835
Age 20-218,5948,347247
Age 22-247,1821,5025,680
Age 25-295,8132315,582
Age 30-342,2811042,177
Age 35-3997549926
Age 40-4994564881
Age 50-6437242330
Over 6426818
Age Un-Known000
[Chart] Boston University 2021 Age Distribution of Enrollment