Boston University is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution located in Boston, Massachusetts. The campus is situated in a large city area and is home to 17,983 undergraduate students.
Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Average Grant or Scholarship Aid
Boston University has an acceptance rate of 19%. The acceptance rate of 19% implies that for every 100 students that applied 19 students got accepted. 62,224 students appied to Boston University. 19% of the students that applied got accepted, and 27% that that got accepted enrolled.
Number of Applicants
The SAT composite score at Boston University ranged from 1340 to 1510. The ACT composite score at Boston University ranged from 30 to 34.
|SAT Composite||1340 - 1510|
|ACT Composite||30 - 34|
The cost for undergraduate students to attend Boston University for an academic year can be broken down into $54,720 for tuition, $1,172 for fees, $1,000 for books and supplies, $16,160 for room and board and $1,950 for other expenses. The cost for in-state and out-of-state students is the same.
Tuition and Fees
|Books and supplies||$1,000|
|Room and board||$16,160|
The graduation rate for undergraduate students at Boston University is 88%. The graduation rate for male undergraduate students is 87% compared to 89% for female undergraduate students.
The retention rate for undergraduate students at Boston University is 94%. Retention rate is the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who return to continue their studies the following fall semester.
The average earnings of former students working 10 years after entry at Boston University is $75,900 with 25% of former students having earnings less than $44,500 compared to 25% former students having earnings greater than $92,400.
Mean Earnings After 10 Years
Earnings Range After 10 Years
Percent Earning Over $25,000 After 10 Years
The percent of former students working 10 years after entry at Boston University is 92% compared to 8% of former students 10 years after entry not working.
The largest programs/majors at Boston University include "Business Administration, Management and Operations" with 778 graduates followed by "Communication and Media Studies" with 432 graduates, "Economics" with 289 graduates, "Psychology, General" with 229 graduates and "Computer Science" with 211 graduates.
|Business Administration, Management and Operations||778|
|Communication and Media Studies||432|
ⓘ Graduates by program are reported for students receiving bachelors degree.View all Programs and Majors