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Boston University | BU

Boston, Massachusetts2-year, 4-yearPrivate

Your chances

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Acceptance rate

19%

Private school in Massachusetts with 18,400 total undergraduate students
Urban
New England
Medical school
On campus housing
D1 Basketball
Patriot League
233 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-2000
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Admissions

Overall acceptance rate
19%
Yield rate - overall
28%

Acceptance rate breakdown

Women
15%

Men
22%

Applicant breakdown

Total number of applicants
75,778

Women: 61%
Men: 39%

Cost & scholarships

Your estimated net cost
$ ? / year
In-state
$79,760
Out-of-state
$79,760

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Applications

How to apply

Accepts Common App
Test optional
Rec letters required
Considers class rank
TOEFL required (international applicants)

Tests typically submitted

SAT: 32%

ACT: 13%
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Students

First-year enrolled students (full-time)
4,011
Student diversity
Diverse
4-year graduation rate
84%

6-year graduation rate
88%

Retention rate
94%

Admission policy
Co-ed

International students
24%

Enrolled breakdown by gender

Women: 56%
Men: 44%

Race & ethnicity diversity

Among domestic students
Asian and Pacific Islander
24%

Black
12%

Hispanic
17%

Native American
< 1%

Other
9%

White
38%

Academics

Student faculty ratio
11:1
Calendar system
Semester

Special academic offering

Study abroad

Credit for AP exams

Offers graduate degree

Academic and career counseling

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