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Many students live in brownstone apartments like t..

Classroom in School of Management

One of the most wired buildings on campus, the Sch..

Nickerson Field

Nickerson Field is used for varsity, intramural, a..

Marsh Plaza

Marsh Chapel and its plaza form a central meeting ..

BU Beach

On warm days, many students study and lounge on th..

10 Buick St./Student Village Residence Student Apt.

Student apartments at 10 Buick Street have private..

Campus View from Observatory

From the observatory on the roof of the College of..

Commonwealth Avenue

Commonwealth Avenue runs the length of campus and ..

George Sherman Union & the Food Court

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Kenmore Square

Located at the easternmost point of campus, Kenmor..

Bay State Road

Many students live in brownstone apartments like these along peaceful Bay State Road. Some of the brownstones are specialty housing (language houses and the Honors House, for example). Two large residence halls and the Admissions Reception Center are also located on Bay State Road.

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school information

University Name Boston University
Location 715 ALBANY STREET A-401, BOSTON, Massachusetts, 32118
General information 6173532000
Year established 1839
Type Private not-for-profit - Four or more years
Highest Degree offered Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Campus Setting Urban
Total number of applicants 54781
Percent of applicants admitted 33 %
New admissions percent of total enrollment 20 %

Test scores 25th Percentile * 75th Percentile **
SAT Critical Reading 580 680
SAT Math 620 730
SAT Writing 600 690
ACT Composite 27 31
ACT English 26 31
ACT Math 27 33
ACT Writing 8 9

*25% of students scored at or below
**75% of students scored at or below
- Data not available or not applicable for this institution

Total enrollment 32158  
Undergraduate enrollment 17932  
Full-time undergrads 16585  
Part-time undergrads 1347  
Graduate enrollment 14226  
Student body coed  
Men 43%  
Women 57%  

  • This institution grants a medical degree

Special programs

  • Distance learning opportunities
  • ROTC
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college


  • Member of NAA
  • Member of NCAA

Men sports Women sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Blog
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Blog

Estimated expenses - undergrads In-state Out-of-state  
Tuition $47422 $47422  
Required fees $1014 $1014  
Room and board - -  

Estimated financial aid - undergrads % Receiving Average Amount  
Grant or scholarship aid 49% $30849  
Pell grants 14% $4397  
Federal student loan 41% $6777  

* Information is based on Academic Year data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. Please visit the school's official website for the most current information.

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