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Boston University

Boston, MA

National Universities

Boston University, located in Boston, MA, is comprised of several highly-ranked graduate schools including the School of Law, School of Management, School of Medicine, College of Engineering, and School of Education. The School of Medicine is actually the nation’s first combined cancer research and teaching laboratory. This private institution, founded in 1839, is one of the largest independent, nonprofit universities in the country. BU has several exciting student clubs ranging from Alpine Racing to the Zen Society. Notable alumni include Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; actresses Julianne Moore and Geena Davis; television personality Bill O’Reilly; radio host Howard Stern; and Tipper Gore, former wife of Al Gore.

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Quick Facts

1 Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215

2013-2014 Tuition

$44,910 Tuition and Fees


18306 undergraduate students
40% male / 60% female


January 1 application deadline
45.6% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1839

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, Bilingual and Multilingual Education, Elementary Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Art Teacher Education, Mathematics Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, Chemistry Teacher Education, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biomedical/Medical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Linguistics, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Modern Greek Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other, English Language and Literature, General, Biology, General, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Exercise Physiology, Mathematics, Other, Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Mathematics and Computer Science, Nutrition Sciences, Classical and Ancient Studies, Philosophy, Other, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Other, Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other, Astronomy, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chemistry, Other, Chemistry, Geophysics and Seismology, Physics, Psychology, Anthropology, Other, Anthropology, Archeology, Economics, Geography, International Relations and National Security Studies, Political Science and Government, Other, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, American/United States Studies/Civilization, East Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Russian Studies, Italian Studies, Graphic Design, Acting, Directing and Theatrical Production, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Painting, Sculpture, Music Theory and Composition, Music, Other, Music, Communication Sciences and Disorders, General, Athletic Training/Trainer, Physical Therapy/Therapist, Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other, Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other, Business Administration and Management, General, Operations Management and Supervision, Accounting, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, General, Hospitality Administration/Management, Organizational Behavior Studies, Management Information Systems, General, Management Science, Marketing, History, Communication and Media Studies, Broadcast Journalism, Photojournalism, Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 18,306
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 16,029
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 437
Percent of male undergraduates: 40%
Percent of female undergraduates: 60%
Percent of international undergraduates: 13%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: tennis
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women:

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