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  • Boston University
  • General Address :
  • One Sherborn St.
    Boston, Massachusetts 2215
    Phone: (617) 353-2000
  • Institution Type :
  • Private , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • More than 20,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
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  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $80
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
    Number of applicants44,00617,80826,198
    Percent admitted46%43%48%
    Percent admitted who enrolled19%20%19%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school rankX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Formal demonstration of competenciesX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading570670
    SAT Math610720
    SAT Writing600690
    ACT Composite2630
    ACT English2632
    ACT Math2530
    ACT Writing89
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees$39,864$41,420$42,994$44,8804.4%
    Books and supplies$940$940$1,000$1,0000.0%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$12,260$12,710$13,190$13,6203.3%
    Off Campus
    Room and board$12,260$12,710$13,190$13,6203.3%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$54,836$56,922$59,100$61,4464.0%
    Off Campus$54,836$56,922$59,100$61,4464.0%
    Off Campus with Family$44,285$45,926$47,764$49,6804.0%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (617) 353-2965
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid12,40462%————
    Grant or scholarship aid2,09454%$57,022,841$27,232
    Federal grants58315%$3,350,294$5,747
    Pell grants58115%$2,475,483$4,261
    Other federal grants37810%$874,811$2,314
    State/local government grant or scholarships2196%$431,571$1,971
    Institutional grants or scholarships2,03953%$53,240,976$26,111
    Student loan aid1,84648%$18,762,719$10,164
    Federal student loans1,81747%$11,901,055$6,550
    Other student loans37110%$6,861,664$18,495

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid19,49452%$248,926,535$26,219
    Pell grants2,72215%$11,032,814$4,053
    Federal student loans7,75242%$54,967,448$7,091

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