Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
www.bu.edu 233 Bay State Road, Boston, MA, 02215
A+ Overall Grade
  • A+ Academics
  • A- Athletics
  • B+ Campus
  • A+ Diversity
  • A+ Value
  • A Party Scene

Boston University Admissions

Acceptance Rate 18.94%
Acceptance Deadline January 4
Students Receiving Financial Aid 54.67%

Boston University Cost

Net Price* $29,479
Average Total Aid Awarded $7,103
Students Receiving Financial Aid 54.67%
*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 10:1

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 17,396
Part-Time Undergraduates 1,119

Boston University Advisors

Jillian Jolly
Yale University
Hello, my name is Jillian Jolly and I'm currently a rising junior at Yale University! I am a prospective Psychology major, a pre-med student and I also plan to receive a certificate in Education Studies. On-campus, I have served as the City Chair for the Yale College Council City Team and as a finance manager for the YCC UOFC team, as well as a member of a number of other student organizations. I am very passionate about health disparities, societal injustices, and increasing educational access for students in socioeconomically depressed areas. I plan to either become a doctor or an attorney and one day start an organization that focuses on researching disorders/issues that affect minority groups and finding ways to combat them. I am really excited to work with, guide, and help you all find your dream schools!

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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.
David Querusio
Boston College
Hi there! I have been working as an admissions counselor at NYU for the past four years. While at NYU, I also earned my master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. As a first-generation student, I was excited but also very intimidated by the college application process. I ended up staying close to home at Boston College and loved it. So much of being successful in the application process depends on knowing how to navigate the requirements and expectations of universities, and I am happy to help you every step of the way!

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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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Angel Hsu
University of California – Berkeley
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Andrew Wailes
Columbia University
Thank you for taking this next step in your future! I am an experienced educator and college advisor, having spent the past decade supporting high school students in New York, California, and Hong Kong. I believe in each and every student's ability to succeed. Everyone has something to offer. In working with students, I always make sure that feel heard, valued, and even celebrated. I look forward to supporting you as you embark on this exciting next step of your educational journey.

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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.

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Boston University

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