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About BU

BU is a 4-year private school located in Boston, MA. It is an urban college that enrolls 17,983 undergraduate students. Admissions is very selective as the BU acceptance rate is 19%.

College Info

One Silber Way Boston, MA 02215

Campus Setting: Urban

BU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to BU is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to BU is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

BU ACT Scores

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ACT Range

30 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above

Good

30 to 34

Avg

30 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to BU is 32. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into BU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 30 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 30 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

BU SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1360 - 1480

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Math SAT Range

690 - 790

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Reading SAT Range

650 - 720

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1480 and Above

Good

1360 to 1480

Avg

1360 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for BU students is 1415. Applicants with SAT scores of 1480 and above have a good chance of being admitted to BU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1360 to 1480 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1360 have a low chance of being offered a spot at BU.

BU Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$75,712

In State

$75,712

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$56,854
$56,854
Fees
$1,218
$1,218
Housing
$16,640
$16,640
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at BU is like? There are approximately 33,720 students enrolled at BU, including 17,983 undergraduate students and 15,737 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 28% percent are from MA and 72% percent of students are from other states.

94%

Full Time

6%

Part Time

28%

In State

72%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

33,720

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

19%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$58,072

Out-of-State

$58,072

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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