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Boston University

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A+

Rating

Private

Type

42,779

Students

$54,720

Tuition

19%

Acceptance

#35

Ranking

Large City

Campus Setting

Boston, MA

One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215

Boston University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 35th in the US. It has a total of 23,235 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting about one in five applicants. Boston University offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Counseling Psychology, Athletic Training, and Archeology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,720 per year, Boston University is extremely high-priced. 77.85% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $65,300 per year, which is 57% above the national median.
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Cost

$55,892
Above Average

Boston University

$55,892

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$75,002

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$38,541

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

19%Acceptance
Moderately Selective

Boston University

19%

National

69%
Sat

1340 - 1510

73% of students submit

Admissions Yield

27%

ACT

27 - 33

32% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$80

Students

23,235Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

100%

Part-Time

0%
Male

41%

In-state

83%

Female

59%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

5%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
11% Business Administration and Management, General4% Communication, General3% Information Science/Studies81% Others

11% Business Administration and Management, General

4% Communication, General

3% Information Science/Studies

81% Others

Business Administration and Management, General

11%

1180 Graduates

Communication, General

4%

467 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

3%

370 Graduates

Computer Science

3%

360 Graduates

Social Work

3%

323 Graduates

Economics, General

3%

289 Graduates

Psychology, General

3%

273 Graduates

International Relations and Affairs

2%

248 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

2%

235 Graduates

Academics

A+
Professors
StudentsProfessors10:110:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

10

Number of Library Books

1,227,843

Academic Spend per Student

$31,659

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

Full-time Retention Rate

94%

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$49,200/Year

Boston University

$49,200

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$49,200

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$65,300

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

77%