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COLLEGE PROFILE

Boston University

Boston, MA

Web Sitewww.bu.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students18,306
   Women10,987 (60.0%)
   Men7,319 (40.0%)
Graduate Students14,297

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate46% of 44,005 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.57
SAT Math663 average
610-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading618 average
570-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing641 average
600-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$61,476
Tuition and Fees
$44,910
Room and Board
$13,620
Average Percent of Need Met92%
Average Freshman Award$37,655
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$36,150

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,632
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-59 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Boston Population589,141
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing99% of freshmen, 60% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotTerrier
Sororities7% of women participate
Fraternities3% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.6% Asian
3.8% Black/African-American
10.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.4% White
9.2% Unknown
International Students12.1% from 101 countries
First-Year Students Returning92.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
79.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
26%
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.61 3.97 637 624 631 29
Low 1.53 2.16 200 200 200 12
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 35
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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 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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