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Boston University

School Profile

  • Boston UniversityPrivate Four-year University in Boston, MA
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  • Acceptance Rate: 54%
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 18,534
First-year Undergraduate Students: 4,131
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 16,474
Graduate Students: 11,002

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Acting
  • Bachelor of Advertising
  • Bachelor of Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Archaeology
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Arts - General
  • Bachelor of Astronomy
  • Bachelor of Astrophysics
  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Commercial/Advertising Art
  • Bachelor of Communication Disorders
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Dental Laboratory Technology
  • Bachelor of Directing/Theatrical Production
  • Bachelor of Drama/Dance Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Drawing
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of East Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Ecology
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Education - General
  • Bachelor of Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Film Production/Cinematography
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of GeophysicsSeismology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Greek, Ancient
  • Bachelor of Greek, Modern
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Finance
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Italian Studies
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Latin
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Legal Administrative Assistance
  • Bachelor of Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Marine/Aquatic Biology
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Marketing Research
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music - Piano/Organ
  • Bachelor of Music - Voice/Opera
  • Bachelor of Music History/Literature
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Natural Resources & Conservation - General
  • Bachelor of Natural Resources Management/Policy
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Nutrition Sciences
  • Bachelor of Operations Management
  • Bachelor of Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Bachelor of Painting
  • Bachelor of Paralegal/Legal Assistance
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Planetary Sciences
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Russian/Slavic Area Studies
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Sculpture
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Theater Design/Stagecraft
  • Bachelor of Theater Literature/History/Criticism
  • Bachelor of Urban Studies

Online Undergraduate Courses & Distance Class

  • History
  • Legal Professions and Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Online Associate's Degrees

 

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology

Online Graduate Courses & Distance Class

  • Accounting and Related Services
  • Business
  • Education
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Health Professions, Clinical Sciences, and Social Services
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Management Information Systems and Services
  • Marketing

Online Master's Degrees

  • Business
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Health Professions, Clinical Sciences, and Social Services
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Management Information Systems and Services
  • Manufacturing Engineering

Tuition

  • In-state tuition and fees: $38,440
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $38,440

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/SAT Subject Tests/ACT: Required
  • Required for Some: SAT Subject Tests
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 215
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 260

Athletics

Member: NCAA
Team name: Terriers

Rankings

  • Ranked #53 National Universities
  • Ranked #41 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #52 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #12 Biomedical
  • Ranked #36 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #34 Best Business Schools
  • Ranked #32 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #55 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #39 Best Engineering Schools
  • Ranked #43 Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical
  • Ranked #8 Biomedical / Bioengineering
  • Ranked #36 Computer Engineering
  • Ranked #46 Electrical / Electronic / Communications
  • Ranked #59 Industrial / Manufacturing
  • Ranked #61 Materials
  • Ranked #51 Mechanical
  • Ranked #22 Best Law Schools
  • Ranked #2 Healthcare Law
  • Ranked #7 Intellectual Property Law
  • Ranked #18 Law Firms Rank Schools
  • Ranked #9 Tax Law
  • Ranked #47 Best Medical Schools: Primary Care
  • Ranked #34 Best Medical Schools: Research
  • Ranked #16 Family medicine
  • Ranked #82 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #60 Chemistry
  • Ranked #33 Clinical Psychology
  • Ranked #47 Computer Science
  • Ranked #58 Earth Sciences
  • Ranked #24 Economics
  • Ranked #11 Development Economics
  • Ranked #13 Industrial Organization
  • Ranked #46 English
  • Ranked #58 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #14 Painting / Drawing
  • Ranked #11 Healthcare Management
  • Ranked #48 History
  • Ranked #46 Math
  • Ranked #1 Occupational Therapy
  • Ranked #24 Physical Therapy
  • Ranked #40 Physics
  • Ranked #62 Political Science
  • Ranked #50 Psychology
  • Ranked #11 Public Health
  • Ranked #30 Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Ranked #22 Social Work
  • Ranked #57 Sociology
  • Ranked #25 Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ranked #45 Statistics
  • Ranked #12 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #41 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #56 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

121 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-2300
Fax: (617) 353-9695
admissions@bu.edu
Contact: Kelly Walter
Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 58%
Early decision acceptance rate 44%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 58%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 38,275
Female applicants 22,480
Male applicants 15,795
Applicants accepted 22,187
Female applicants accepted 13,388
Male applicants accepted 8,799
Freshman enrollment 4,409
Female freshman enrollment 2,638
Male freshman enrollment 1,771
Early decision applicants 897
Early decision applicants accepted 395
Early decision applicants enrolled 384
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 9%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 2,370
Students accepting place on wait list 1,151
Students accepted from wait list 8

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 37%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.3-3.5
 

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 86%
SAT Critical Reading average score 623
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 580-670
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
 
SAT Math average score 651
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 600-700
 
SAT Writing average score 637
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 590-680
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range 8-10

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 40%
Average ACT Composite score 28
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 26-30
 
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 26-31
 
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 25-30
 

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