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Boston University

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Total Tuition $52,082.00

School Information

Calendar: Semester
Locale: City: Large
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Common name(s): BU|Boston U

Students & Faculty

Total Faculty
Student/Fac Ratio

* All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of December 2018


SAT Scores:
Math: 660–760, Reading: 640–720
(25th-75th percentile)
ACT Scores:
(25th-75th percentile)

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.

Other Requirements:
Admissions Test Scores?
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?

Degrees & Programs

Certificate Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Actuarial Science
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Advanced General Dentistry
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology, Other
Applied Psychology
Architectural History and Criticism, General
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Asian Studies/Civilization
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Banking and Financial Support Services
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law
Bible/Biblical Studies
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business Statistics
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Chinese Language and Literature
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Psychology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Communication, General
Comparative Literature
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, Other
Computer Science
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
Conservation Biology
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Curriculum and Instruction
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Dental Public Health and Education
Development Economics and International Development
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Economics, Other
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Environmental Biology
Environmental Health
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
European Studies/Civilization
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Financial Mathematics
Financial Planning and Services
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Forensic Science and Technology
French Language and Literature
Genetic Counseling/Counselor
Genetics, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Communication
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health Teacher Education
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Science/Studies
International and Comparative Education
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law
International Marketing
International Relations and Affairs
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
Investments and Securities
Italian Language and Literature
Italian Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Journalism, Other
Keyboard Instruments
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Latin Teacher Education
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing, Other
Materials Engineering
Maternal and Child Health
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Medical Scientist
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Microbiology and Immunology
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Molecular Medicine
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Museology/Museum Studies
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics
Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Reading Teacher Education
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Rehabilitation Science
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Russian Language and Literature
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Social Work, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
Systems Engineering
Systems Science and Theory
Tax Law/Taxation
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

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