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COLLEGE PROFILE

Boston University

Boston, MA

Web Sitewww.bu.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students18,017
   Women10,854 (60.2%)
   Men7,163 (39.8%)
Graduate Students14,095

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate35% of 54,190 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 4
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.6
SAT Math672 average
620-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading624 average
570-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing648 average
600-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite29 average
26-30 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$65,906
Tuition and Fees
$48,436
Room and Board
$14,520
Average Percent of Need Met91%
Average Freshman Award$39,436
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$39,166

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,659
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Boston Population625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 75% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotTerrier
Sororities11.1% of women participate
Fraternities 7% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.5% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
11.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.1% White
6.6% Unknown
International Students17.0% from 103 countries
First-Year Students Returning93.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
79.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
69%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
26.0%
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.63 3.98 648 632 640 30
Low 1.80 2.40 330 250 370 19
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• The world-renowned and much-recorded Boston Baroque Orchestra is in residence at BU.

• BU scientists used satellite data to discover one of the largest meteorite craters ever found in the Sahara, over 19 miles wide.

• BU was the first university in the U.S. to open all its divisions to women.

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Annual Survey of Colleges 2015, copyright © 2015 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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