How much does Boston University cost?

Boston University Cost of Attendance
In-state $53,948
Out-of-state $53,948
On-Campus Room and Board $15,720
Off-Campus Room and Board $14,030
Average Annual Cost $29,154
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $15,661
$30,000-$48,000 $13,211
$48,000-$75,000 $20,801
$75,000-$110,000 $32,265
Over $110,000 $47,586

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 58% $33,085
Federal Grants 18% $6,934
Pell grants 18% $4,633
Other federal grants 17% $2,377
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 4% $2,534
Institutional grants or scholarships 51% $38,887
Student loan aid 32% $11,099
Federal student loans 30% $7,067
Other student loans 7% $26,485

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Boston University Admissions

What is Boston University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 22%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 70% of applicants
SAT Reading 650-720
SAT Math 680-780
SAT Writing 600-690
ACT Submissions 39% of applicants
Composite Score 30-33

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Boston University Campus Life

13:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

86

Forbes Ranking

84%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

88%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 18080
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance
Women
60%
Men
40%

Student Diversity

81%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
39.20%
Unknown
31.44%
Asian
14.19%
Hispanic or Latino
11.01%
Black or African American
3.99%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.12%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.05%

Boston University Graduation Success

First Year Student Retention

84%

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