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Boston University Student Essentials

Boston University Student Essentials Region: Setting: Type: Affiliation: Size: Mascot: Nickname: Website: On-Campus Housing Available: Selectivity: In-State Tuition: Out-of-State Tuition: Retention Rate: Enrollment: Year Established:
Large City Setting
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Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Highly Selective

About BU

An old and prestigious institution, Boston University is a renowned center of academic excellence and research. With a student body exceeding 30,000, BU is an expansive school with extensive resources. Whatever you’re looking for in an education, you can find it at Boston University.

The university administers its academics through nearly 20 schools and colleges. Over 250 programs of study are available, each taught by knowledgeable, experienced faculty. Its public health graduate programs, especially Biomedical Engineering, are highly regarded.

Diversity is a prominent feature of student life at Boston University, both in terms of the kinds of students you find and the many activities you can participate in. There are nearly 500 student clubs to choose from, not to mention exciting opportunities offered by the city of Boston.

Because of the vast number of programs available at Boston University, admissions requirements may vary. Contact the department you’re interested in joining for more information.

In addition to federal financial aid, Boston University funds several scholarships based on merit, athletic ability and military service. These awards are a good complement to federal assistance, as they do not take financial need into consideration.

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BU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Boston University 5 stars overall.

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Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

Boston University is located in the most lively and young city a college student could ask for. I feel safe and at home here, enough to explore off campus. But there isn't too much stuff to distract me.

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BU Map & Location

Boston University

One Silber Way

Boston, MA 02215

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Getting Around BU


Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10 walk


Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

10/10 rail


Seasonal average temperatures for Boston, MA

Winter Dec 41 28 Jan 36 22 Feb 39 25 Spring Mar 45 31 Apr 56 41 May 66 50 Summer Jun 76 60 Jul 82 65 Aug 80 65 Fall Sep 72 57 Oct 61 47 Nov 52 38

BU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students Freshman Class Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 9%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 57%
  • Asian: 14%
  • Unknown and Other: 16%
]]> Latino African American Caucasian Asian Unknown and Other
Undergraduate 57% Graduate 43% Full-Time 90% Part-Time 10% Women 61% Men 39% International 17% Domestic 83%

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