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Boston University

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A+

Rating

Private

Type

42,779

Students

$54,720

Tuition

19%

Acceptance

#34

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 35thin the US. It has a total of 23,235 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 18.94% of 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 a tuition cost of $54,720 per year, Boston University is exceptionally pricey. 77.85% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $65,300 per year, which is 57% greater than the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$55,892/Year
Above Average

Boston University

$55,892

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$75,002/year

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

Pay with Financial Aid

$38,541/year

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

Application Website

www.bu.edu/admissions/apply

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$80

Students

23,235Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

3,590

Part-Time

1
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

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

Full-time Retention Rate

94%

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

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%