How much does Boston University cost?

Boston University Cost of Attendance
In-state $52,082
Out-of-state $52,082
On-Campus Room and Board $15,270
Off-Campus Room and Board $14,030
Average Annual Cost $33,728
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $26,482
$30,000-$48,000 $24,148
$48,000-$75,000 $28,388
$75,000-$110,000 $33,704
Over $110,000 $47,331

Boston University Financial Aid and Debt

82%

Students paying down their debt

$27,000

Typical Total Student Debt

$279

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 55% $31,071
Federal Grants 14% $6,046
Pell grants 14% $4,412
Other federal grants 9% $2,121
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 3% $3,082
Institutional grants or scholarships 47% $32,975
Student loan aid 39% $10,203
Federal student loans 38% $7,294
Other student loans 7% $21,147

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do an extracurricular activity 281 Up to $2,000
Attend a summer program 142 Up to $6,000
Take a foreign language class 171 Up to $5,000
Play a sport 151 Up to $1,500
Take a challenging class 303 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 284 Up to $6,000
Have work experience 173 Up to $10,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Boston University Admissions

What is Boston University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 25%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 63% of applicants
SAT Reading 640-720
SAT Math 660-760
SAT Writing 600-690
ACT Submissions 52% of applicants
Composite Score 29-32

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Boston University Campus Life

13:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

86

Forbes Ranking

81%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

87%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 22829
Living on campus
Transfer Students
Under Age 25
Gender Balance
Women
60%
Men
40%

Student Diversity

82%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
39.60%
Unknown
34.14%
Asian
12.93%
Hispanic or Latino
9.61%
Black or African American
3.54%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.12%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.07%

Boston University Graduation Success

93%

First Year Student Retention

81%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$62,000

Average Salary After Graduation

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About Boston University

Address

One Silber Way
Boston, MA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Large City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify