|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Student to faculty ratio||10:1|
|Dormitory capacity||11,096 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Boston University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 57,441 applications and only 16,907 students were granted admission. Boston University is at the #27 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 43% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 71% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1220 to 1420|
|ACT||28 to 32|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Boston University's tuition was $49,176 for all students regardless of residency (83.5% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 54% of Boston University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 13% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,540 (which is 3.2% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Boston University in 2016-2017, was 1,443, which is 40% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,923 (which is 17.4% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Boston University has enrolled a total of 32,695 students (26,340 students full-time and 6,355 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 32,695 students, 583 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 41% men and 59% women and 17,944 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 14,751 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 2,658 students for distance studies.
Non-resident alien: 23%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%
Black/African American: 4%
Two or more races: 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Boston University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Legal Professions And Studies||17%||1,434||0|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||14%||1,147||157|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||13%||1,085||0|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||12%||969||0|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||5%||392||0|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||4%||341|
|Visual And Performing Arts||4%||294|
|Theology And Religious Vocations||3%||234|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Boston University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Boston University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $46,700. Last year, out of the total 3,694 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 3,435 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 4,867 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 4,429 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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