Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts 1 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215

Boston University Admissions

Acceptance Rate 19%
Acceptance Deadline January 4

Boston University Cost

Average Cost* $30,395
Average Total Aid Awarded $57,519
Students Receiving Financial Aid 42.75%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

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Boston University Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 11:1

Boston University Majors

Most Popular Majors
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • International Relations
  • Computer Science
  • Health Service Preparatory Studies
  • Radio and Television
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Boston University Online

Offers Online Courses Yes

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Boston University Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 18,229
Part-Time Undergraduates 1,119

Boston University Advisors

Suzanne Saco
Boston University
Hey there! My name is Sue and I have been in the higher ed realm for almost 5 years now. I received my undergrad dual degree from Boston University, majoring in International Relations and Sculpture. I am currently working on an MS in Data Analytics and Policy from Johns Hopkins University. During the day I work as an Enrollment Manager for the Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs in Washington, DC. In my spare time I go to museums and train my 3 month old dachshund puppy, Papaya, to be a good girl.
Corbin Chu
Williams College
College advisor with 10 years of experience supporting students from all walks of life pursuing top US universities and liberal arts colleges in various subjects, especially STEM, business, and undecided majors.

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Annie Ezzell
Wesleyan University
Hi folks! College applications are scary. Mine were especially scary, because I applied to my (mostly liberal arts) schools a year early. I'm now a sophomore at Wesleyan planning to declare a Classics major and Russian and Eastern European studies minor--if you are particularly interested in studying foreign and ancient languages in college, I have a ton of experience doing so! When I'm not in the classics library, I'm involved in reproductive justice advocacy, queer life on campus, and Wesleyan's flourishing music scenes. I think it's crucial to balance considerations of both academic fit and cultural fit when exploring college options, and I would love to help you do just that!

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Aya Waller-Bey
Georgetown University
I am a proud first-generation college student passionate about college admissions and higher education hailing from Detroit, MI. I have over six years of college admissions, advising, and college interview experience. Currently, I conduct research on college admissions as a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan--Ann Arbor!

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Arianna Pagan
Arianna has been a higher education professional going on five years in both competitive college admissions and academic advising. Being bilingual and bicultural in English/Spanish she got her start working in college admissions at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA and then Babson College recruiting students from North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. In 2019 she moved on to work as an academic advisor guiding students through their academic plans and reaching their full potential and is now looking to help prospective students and families do the same. She has her B.A. in Counseling and Health Psychology and her M.Ed. in Education Administration from Emmanuel College.
Elana Grayson
Boston University
Hi! I'm Elana Grayson and I am a full-time College Advisor from the suburbs of New York City. I graduated from Boston University's College of Communication, where I spent my time as a Dean's Host, London study abroad participant, and Sigma Kappa Sorority sister. In addition, I hold a Masters in Library and Information Science from Long Island University. I am currently enrolled in UCLA's College Counseling Certificate program as I pivot from nine years as a Librarian in international schools in South Korea and Germany to being a full-time College Advisor. I have extensive experience editing college essays and am a volunteer college coach with a national college access non-profit for underrepresented populations. I am here to help reduce the anxiety and stress often associated with the college application process and help find a school that is a great fit for you!

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Lara Van Rooyen
Hi! My name is Lara, and I'm currently a sophomore at Harvard College studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Psychology. I grew up in a small town in South Africa, with a graduating class of only 25 people (including myself!) and know firsthand how difficult it can be to navigate the college application process without the help of an academic advisor. Because of this, I am passionate about helping students from under-resourced high schools aim high and succeed in gaining admission to the colleges of their dreams! I am also excited to share my experience of being on a pre-med track at college, pursuing research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, being a STEM major, and engaging in various forms of volunteerism.

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Boston University

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