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

I recently graduate Dean's List from Brandeis University with a BA in Public Health and African-American studies. During my time at Brandeis I was heavily involved in Jewish life, research, orientation programming, and community service initiatives. I worked with students of all ages in the local school district. After graduating I took a role at Big Brothers Big Sisters running a mentoring program for high schoolers. The program focused on building meaningful relationships with an emphasis on college and career readiness. I created programming to guide students on making college lists and thinking about areas of study. This experience emphasized the importance of relationship in building when making big decisions- like college planning. I then went on to spend the next few years working as an Admission Counselor at Brandeis University followed by Olin College of Engineering. In these roles I was able to guide prospective students and applicants though the application process and beyond. I would advise students on essay topics and the extracurriculars section, offering guidance on how to make their application represent them the best. I gained an understanding of the entire admission process from beginning to end, seeing the areas where students can shine most. This experience could be stressful for some students but continuing to communicate with one another made all the difference. I now work as a Client Success Manager at a remote software company guiding our clients on best practices and troubleshooting the product. I love being able to guide and teach people everyday and I'm excited to continue that journey here. When not working at the computer, you can find me cooking, playing tennis, reading or going for a long walk.

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

I graduated from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor with a High Distinction Honors B.S. in Computer Science. I applied my education to a successful career in Information Technology Consulting at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and Strategic Management Consulting at Deloitte and Touche (now Deloitte). Following my consulting career, I took years off to be a stay-at-home mom of my four children. As my oldest was applying to college, I became fascinated in and took a deep dive into the college application process. With my depth and breadth of information, I have worked as a CBO College Counselor for the past 9 years—first at Evanston Scholars and then at Chicago Scholars. Through my CBO work, I have the privilege of developing solid rapport, personal connections, and trusting relationships with students and families from a variety of backgrounds. In addition to my CBO College Counseling, I am a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and provide Independent Educational Consulting by referral. I stay current on shifting trends in the application process and versed in colleges’ academic climates and landscape. I understand, as a parent of four college graduates—University of Michigan Ross School of Business ('16), University of Michigan Ross School of Business ('18), University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy and Ross Minor ('20), Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering ('22) and Stanford University ME PhD (anticipated '27), how to inspire and motivate teenagers while creating a supportive and nurturing environment. My professional qualities are based on a faculty for meticulous research and analysis as well as organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills. These traits translated well from a consulting career to a college counseling career. In my free time, I love to travel to Philadelphia, Miami, and Palo Alto to see my kids. I am an avid reader and I am addicted to pickleball.

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Davidson College

I earned my B.A. from Davidson College, where I graduated Cum Laude in 2020. I am currently working towards my Masters of Social Work at UNC-Chapel Hill and plan to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker after graduating. I spent two years (from 2020-2022) working as a College Advisor through College Advising Corps. I served at a rural, Title I school in North Carolina, where I guided approximately 200 seniors (and their families) each year through the college application process, both remote and in-person. I helped them consider, prepare, and apply for college, while striving to increase the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education. While working in this role, I helped my students research different schools, create their school lists, write and edit essays, fill out applications, claim residency, prepare for interviews, and more. I also helped my students fill out the FAFSA, apply for scholarships, and consider loans. I helped hundreds of students receive federal, school, and scholarship funding. My students were accepted to schools such as UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State, and Elon, often with generous scholarships. In my second year with AmeriCorps, I was selected as a Team Leader for Davidson's group of College Advisors. In this leadership role, I assisted in advisor training and recruitment and was a point person for other advisors to come to for help. I love working with students and their families and helping them get through this process that can so often be murky and confusing. I find joy in assisting students in sharing themselves with the world, starting with their college applications. This is an exciting time in students' lives, and I hope we have fun working towards their futures together!

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Northeastern University

Hello! My name is Jolie Chan (she/her) and I'm eager and thrilled to work together in your college search and application process. I hold a B.A. in Communication Sciences and a Minor in Business from the University of Connecticut, where I graduated in 2013. While in college, I joined the Student Union Board of Governors as the Concert Committee Co-chair, studied abroad in London, and subsequently worked at the Office of Study Abroad, connecting UConn's abroad students with current students. After undergrad, I remained close to the higher education space by volunteering as the Co-president of the Boston Chapter of the UConn Alumni Network, organizing events for expanded alumni connection in the Boston area. I also served as a Career Advisor & Mentor to current UConn undergraduate students. In 2015, I joined Northeastern University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions as an Admissions Counselor and worked my way up to a Senior Assistant Director role. Simultaneously, I earned my MEd in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University in 2017. During my nearly 5 years at NU, I recruited in a variety of domestic territories in New England, New York, and the Mountain region, and evaluated applications across Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision pools. I have sat on panels and have hosted workshops on how to navigate a highly selective admissions process and on essay writing. I also had the unique experience of working with current undergraduate students through mentorship and advisory on their leadership & professional development. This gave me the opportunity to provide guidance to students beyond the admissions process, and I was able to gain perspective on what the full lifecycle of an undergraduate student and their college journey can look like. I'm excited to take your big dreams (even if you're still discovering what those are) and provide holistic insight into how you can create a thriving undergraduate experience. I'm excited to support you in putting your best foot forward in the college application process, and to watch your opportunities unfold. This is just the beginning!

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Drexel University
Colby College

I received my B.A. from Colby College in 2020 with a double major in Psychology and Education, and a minor in English. Currently, I am pursuing my Master's in Educational Policy Studies at Boston University. Upon graduating from Colby, I served for two years with College Advising Corps where I advised upperclassmen at Josiah Quincy Upper School to emphatic postsecondary success. While honing my advising techniques, I oversaw students' acceptances to an extensive list of elite colleges and universities, many of which were the first in JQUS' history. My work is driven by a fierce passion for guiding others to realize their fullest potential and the belief that the college admissions process can be an immeasurably valuable learning experience. With each advising relationship, I strive to not only help students gain admission to the schools of their dreams, but to cultivate the diligence, fidelity, and confidence to thrive in college and beyond.

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Boston University

I received my B.A from Boston University in 2016, where I studied Political Science and English Literature. I was involved with several student organizations and received the selective Scarlett Key Leadership award my senior year. My passion for working with students was cultivated through the Community Service Center on campus, as I led several programs and initiatives in the education field. After graduating with my bachelors, I worked for the non-profit organization College Advising Corps. I worked with hundreds of students through the college application process, assisting students with applications to highly selective universities, community colleges, and everything in-between! During this time, I completed a master's in educational policy and leadership studies, focusing on college access and student success. After my graduate program, I accepted a role within Boston University's Financial Aid Office in 2018. I began as a Financial Aid Counselor and was soon promoted to Assistant Director in the Spring of 2019. As an Assistant Director, I worked directly with our undergraduate students and their families on financial aid application completion, the financial aid appeals process, as well as college affordability counseling. I'm deeply familiar with the FAFSA and CSS Profile and worked closely with our Admissions office through each application cycle. I'm excited to work with students one on one, building confidence and self-advocacy through the application process. I'm here as a resource for students, helping to demystify college admissions, and provide support in any way I can. Applying to college is such an exciting time, and I'm thrilled to work alongside students and their families!

Northeastern University

Education Consultant with Under/Graduate specialized experience.

I have graduated from multiple institutions both in the US and abroad. My experience extends to over 15 years of educational instruction, leadership, investment, research and administrative roles. My career allowed me to experience different perspectives of education, so I believe in wholesomeness and focus when I deal with my clients. Within my publications and books, you will find that I try my best to advise people to make decisions that increase their happiness as distressed souls are usually wearing the wrong shoes or walking the wrong paths because of pressure. My strength is the ability to solve my clients' problems and help them attain their goals. Would you like me to help you make your dream(s) come true? Book a session - let's chat!

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Boston College

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston College, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Student Affairs from Boston College. After graduating with my Bachelor's degree from Boston College in 2015, I began my work in higher education as an Admissions Counselor at Northeastern University where I recruited high school seniors from across the country. I was quickly promoted to Assistant Director of Admissions, and it was in this role that I gained the valuable understanding of how highly selective admissions processes operate. After receiving my Master’s degree, I knew I wanted to be directly supporting students through their college application process, and began my role as an Associate Director of College Counseling at an independent college preparatory school. Having guided over one-hundred students through their application and admissions processes over the past three years, I have a breadth of knowledge that will allow me to best serve you. My first priority is to understand the student - and the experiences, aspirations, and qualities that make you, you. With that knowledge, I will help ensure that you are utilizing your authentic voice to wholly present yourself in your applications. My goal is to empower you through this process - to dig deep and get to know yourself, and to translate that into selecting a college environment that is a best fit for you and will ultimately help you along the path to achieving your goals. I can’t wait to work with you through this process!

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University of Texas – Austin

Dr. Danny Sanchez completed his BSc in Mechanical Engineering and his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Following that, he was an Archer Policy Fellow in Washington, DC, where he interned at the American Society for Engineering Education and studied the federal collection of LGBTQ+ demographic data and its impact on equity in STEM. More recently, Danny completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied atomically thin materials and their mechanical properties. Throughout his time in higher education, Danny has advised his undergraduate research assistants in navigating their paths to graduate school. Working with students and helping them synthesize their life story into a compelling narrative has always been an exciting privilege.

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Boston University

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