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Boston University

Boston, MA
University Website: www.bu.edu
Apply Online: www.bu.edu/admissions/apply
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Boston University (most commonly referred to as BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. With more than 4,000 faculty members and more than 31,000 students, Boston University is one of the largest private universities in the United States and one of Boston's largest employers. The university is nonsectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

BU is categorized as an RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In 2009–2010, BU had research expenditures of $407.8 million, or $553 million if the research led by the Medical School faculty at Boston Medical Center is included. BU is a member of the Boston Consortium for Higher Education and the Association of American Universities.

Among its faculty and alumni, BU counts seven Nobel Prize winners, including Martin Luther King, Jr. (PhD '55); 22 Pulitzer Prize winners, and numerous[quantify]Guggenheim and MacArthur fellows.

The university offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, and medical and dental degrees through 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood. BU also operates 75 study abroad programs in over 33 cities in over 20 countries and has internship opportunities in 10 different countries (including the United States and abroad).

The Boston University Terriers compete in the NCAA's Division I. BU athletic teams compete in the America East, Hockey East, and Colonial Athletic Association conferences, and their mascot is Rhett the Boston Terrier. Boston University is well known[by whom?] for men's hockey, in which it has won five national championships, most recently in 2009.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $40,848.00 avg tuition

One Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-2000

Apply online Admissions:
www.bu.edu/admissions
Financial Aid:
www.bu.edu/finaid

Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Personal And Culinary Services
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Boston University

Statistics:
Applied 38,275
Admitted 22,187 58%
Enrolled total 4,409
Full Time: 4,409
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 580 670
SAT Math 600 700
SAT Writing 590 680
ACT Composite 26 30
ACT English 26 31
ACT Math 25 30
ACT Writing 8 9
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 92%
4-year graduation rate 77%
6-year graduation rate 82%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline 2014-01-01
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline 2014-11-01
Financial Aid Deadline 2014-02-15
Student Response Deadline 2014-05-01
Transfer Student Application Deadline 2014-04-01
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Required
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Do not know
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Boston University

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $40,848.00 $40,848.00 $40,848.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $572.00 $572.00 $572.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,276.00 $1,276.00 $1,276.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $40,848.00 $40,848.00 $40,848.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $418.00 $418.00 $418.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,276.00 $1,276.00 $1,276.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $12,710.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $1,772.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $75.00
Graduate Application Fee $70.00
Books and Supplies $940.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 65%
Percent receiving grant aid 57%
Avg amount of grant aid $24,937.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 52%
Avg amount of student loan aid $9,652.00

Boston University

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
Architectural History and Criticism, General X
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning X
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African-American/Black Studies X
American/United States Studies/Civilization X
East Asian Studies X
Italian Studies X
Latin American Studies X
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign) X
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Anatomy X
Biochemistry X
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology X
Bioinformatics X
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other X X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
Biophysics X
Biostatistics X
Biotechnology X
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other X
Conservation Biology X
Environmental Biology X
Epidemiology X
Genetics, General X
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography X
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology X
Molecular Biology X
Neurobiology and Anatomy X
Neuroscience X X
Pathology/Experimental Pathology X
Pharmacology X
Physiology, General X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X
Actuarial Science X
Banking and Financial Support Services X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other X
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other X
Financial Planning and Services X
Hospitality Administration/Management, General X
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General X
Insurance X
International Marketing X
Investments and Securities X
Management Information Systems, General X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Advertising X
Broadcast Journalism X
Health Communication X
Journalism X X
Journalism, Other X
Public Relations/Image Management X
Radio and Television X X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X X
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications X
Information Science/Studies X
EDUCATION
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching X
Art Teacher Education X X
Bilingual and Multilingual Education X X
Chemistry Teacher Education X
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Curriculum and Instruction X
Drama and Dance Teacher Education X X
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X X
Education, General X
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness X X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Educational/Instructional Technology X
Elementary Education and Teaching X X
English/Language Arts Teacher Education X X
Foreign Language Teacher Education X X
Health Teacher Education X
International and Comparative Education X
Latin Teacher Education X X
Mathematics Teacher Education X X
Music Teacher Education X X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X X
Reading Teacher Education X
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education X X
Social Studies Teacher Education X X
Special Education and Teaching, General X X
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other X
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other X
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor X
ENGINEERING
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering X X
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X X
Computer Engineering, General X X
Computer Software Engineering X X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Engineering Mechanics X
Engineering, General X X
Engineering, Other X
Manufacturing Engineering X X
Materials Engineering X
Mechanical Engineering X X
Systems Engineering X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
Creative Writing X
English Language and Literature, General X X
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature X
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Comparative Literature X
French Language and Literature X X
German Language and Literature X
Italian Language and Literature X
Japanese Language and Literature X
Latin Language and Literature X
Linguistics X X
Russian Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other X
Athletic Training/Trainer X
Audiology/Audiologist X
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist X X
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician X
Dental Clinical Sciences, General X
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician X
Dental Public Health and Education X
Endodontics/Endodontology X
Environmental Health X
Genetic Counseling/Counselor X
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other X
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General X
Health/Health Care Administration/Management X
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist X X
Maternal and Child Health X
Medical Scientist X
Occupational Therapy/Therapist X X
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology X
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery X
Orthodontics/Orthodontology X
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics X
Periodontics/Periodontology X
Physical Therapy/Therapist X
Pre-Dentistry Studies X
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies X
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology X
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer X
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other X X
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor X
HISTORY
History, General X X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration X
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies X X
Forensic Science and Technology X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law X
Legal Assistant/Paralegal X
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other X
Programs for Foreign Lawyers X
Tax Law/Taxation X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics and Statistics, Other X
Mathematics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Ancient Studies/Civilization X X
Historic Preservation and Conservation X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X X
Museology/Museum Studies X
Nutrition Sciences X X
Systems Science and Theory X X
PERSONAL AND CULINARY SERVICES
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X X
Religion/Religious Studies X X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Astronomy X X
Astrophysics X X
Chemistry, General X X
Chemistry, Other X
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Geophysics and Seismology X
Hydrology and Water Resources Science X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Clinical Psychology X
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics X
Psychology, General X X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X
Social Work X X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X X
Archeology X X
Development Economics and International Development X
Economics, General X X
Economics, Other X
Geography X X
International Relations and Affairs X X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Social Sciences, General X
Social Sciences, Other X
Sociology X X
Urban Studies/Affairs X X
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
Bible/Biblical Studies X
Religious/Sacred Music X
Theology/Theological Studies X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Acting X X
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X X
Cinematography and Film/Video Production X
Conducting X
Directing and Theatrical Production X X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Fine and Studio Arts Management X
Graphic Design X X
Keyboard Instruments X X
Music History, Literature, and Theory X X
Music Performance, General X X
Music Theory and Composition X X
Music, General X X
Musicology and Ethnomusicology X X
Painting X X
Sculpture X X
Stringed Instruments X X
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology X X
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management X
Visual and Performing Arts, General X
Voice and Opera X X

Boston University Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
FIRST Scholarship - Boston University $20000 February 01, 2015
Dean's Scholarship - Boston University $10000 February 15, 2015
Ellis W. Rowe Scholarship Varies March 01, 2015
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