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.

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

Boston University Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 17,396
Part-Time Undergraduates 1,119

Boston University Advisors

Our advisors graduated from the nation’s best universities, so they know first-hand what it takes to stand out in the admissions process. CollegeAdvisor.com's advisors include Marshall Scholars, Fulbright recipients, first-generation college students, professional actors and musicians, startup founders, doctors, teachers and more - all rigorously screened and trained to support students and families on their college journeys.

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.

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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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Karina Pimenta
Harvard University
American-born, Brazilian-raised student at Harvard working towards a degree in neuroscience combined with economics. I am passionate about behavioral economics and cognitive biases in decision making

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Zach Wehrli
University of Chicago
Hey there! My name is Zach, and I'm a 2018 graduate of the University of Chicago. After graduating with honors in Political Science, I moved to Washington, DC to work as a Policy Associate at a nonprofit, where I worked on issues related to national security and foreign policy. Currently, I'm pursuing an MPP at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; after graduation, I'll be joining the U.S. Foreign Service as a diplomat. I also have more than three years of professional experience in college admissions, including a fellowship in a top 10 undergraduate admissions office and two years as a part-time admissions consultant. Outside of school and work, I enjoy traveling, reading, and getting outdoors as much as possible!

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Tamara Evdokimova
Georgetown University
Hi! I graduated magna cum laude from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 2019. I majored in International History with a minor in French and a concentration in Diplomatic Studies. My most memorable Georgetown experiences include serving as Editor-in-Chief of The Caravel (a student publication), studying abroad in France, and interning at New America and Slate Magazine in DC. Right now, I’m pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Rights & Humanitarian Action at Sciences Po Paris, where I focus on journalism, gender, and European affairs. I spent the last three years advising high school students on college applications, and I look forward to helping you find and attend the school that's right for you!

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Sally Kim
Boston University
Hi! My name is Sally, and I'm from the San Francisco Bay Area. I studied at Boston University as a first-generation Presidential Scholar, where I realized through my studies and professional experiences my true passion: transforming education (especially higher education) on a global scale to make opportunities more equitable and accessible for all. During my time as an undergraduate, I also worked extensively at the Office of Admissions as a Student Admissions Representative. In my free time, you can find me either working out/teaching fitness classes, binging Netflix, spending quality time with the people who matter most, or raising my sweet new Italian Greyhound pup, Birdie!

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Jonah Kasdan
Johns Hopkins University
Hi there, I'm Jonah! I graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2020 with a B.A. in Global Environmental Change and Sustainability (GECS) and International Studies. After graduating, I worked as an field organizer on environmental campaigns throughout Colorado and New Mexico. I specialize in essay editing and crafting application narratives, and am super excited to help students through the college application process!

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Jahan Mirchandani
Johns Hopkins University
Hello! I graduated from Johns Hopkins a year early with an honors degree in International Studies. During my time on campus I was on the volleyball team, Class President, in a fraternity, on the Admissions team, and part of the Model UN + Mock Trial teams. I joined Deloitte Consulting after graduating and have loved my 5 years there. I enjoy all things NY sports, biking, volleyball, politics, scrabble, chess, and discovering new music! As the first person to attend college in my extended family, I thoroughly enjoy sharing my advice, experience, and tips & tricks that I had to pick up by myself but can now help others :)

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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
Harvard University
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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Jiwoo Lee
Stanford University
Hi! I’m Jiwoo and I’m currently attending Stanford University, pursuing a Master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics, majoring in Computational Biology, and minoring in Ethics and Technology. I am also on the pre-med track, and I plan on attending medical school and becoming a physician-scientist. On campus, I am involved in research with CRISPR, and off campus, I work remotely at the Broad Institute, using health data to predict heart disease. During high school, I was heavily involved in science competitions and programs, such as the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Research Science Institute, and Regeneron Science Talent Search, and I would love to share my experiences with you. I look forward to helping you throughout the college application process!

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College Testimonials from Clients Who Were Accepted to Boston University

Nanette Amihere
Boston University

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Laila Rahbari
Cornell

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