1 Sherborn Street Boston, MA 02215 617-353-2300
About Boston University
  • Year of Foundation 1839
  • Size of Campus 132 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post-Bachelor,Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 18,694
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 60%,40%,77%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $39,314
  • Room and Board $12,260
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $75
  • Enrollment No. 16,673
Boston University (often initialized as BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. With more than 4,000 faculty members and more than 31,000 students, Boston University is one of the largest private universities in the United States and one of Boston's largest employers. The university is nonsectarian,[8] but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. BU is categorized as an RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In 2009–2010, BU had research expenditures of $407.8 million, or $553 million if the research led by the Medical School faculty at Boston Medical Center is included. BU is a member of the Boston Consortium for Higher Education.
Social Life And Activities
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 9
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian American Christian Fellowship, Asian Baptist Student Koinonia, Athletes in Action, Baha'i Club of BU, Campus Hope, Chabad Jewish Student Organization, Chi Alpha, Hong Kong Students Christian Fellowship, Christian Scie
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 5%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Students Association, Arab Students Association, Asian Student Union, Caribbean Club, Associacion de Estudiantes Graduades de Espanol, Bhangra Brazillian Association, Chinese Student and Scholar Association, Chinese
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 9
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus The Fall Welcome (Splash), World Fair and Culture Fest; Homecoming and Parents Weekend; the Head of the Charles River Regatta; the Boston Marathon; "Isa: The World is One"; Boston University Athletic Events, particularly the Bean Pot Hockey Tournament; the
  • Number of students in fraternities 9
  • Percent students who are frat members 3%
  • Number of honor societies Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Alpha Eta Mu Beta, Eta Kappa Nu, Pi Tau Sigma, Alpha Epsilon Delta, SAR Honor Society, Beta Alpha Psi, Lock Honorary Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key, Kappa Kappa Psi, Sigma Alpha Lamda, Tau Beta Sigma,
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Boston - Logan Airport (5), T.F. Green Airport - Providence, RI (70)
  • Distance to nearest train South Station (4)
  • Distance to nearest bus South Station (4)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 66%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 160
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, cooperative housing, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 91%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious, other
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Museums Art Galleries; Professional Theatre; Planetariums; Culinary Center; Science and Engineering Complex; WABU - Boston University's commercial television center; Center for Team Learning; Photonics Center; Case Athletic Center; Institute for Accounting Researc
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 34,214
  • Computer Courses No
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Library Facilities Membership in the Boston Library Consortium provides access to the holdings of Boston College, Boston Public Library, Brandeis, Brown, Marine Biological Lab / Woods Hole, MIT, Northeastern University, the State Library of Massachussetts, Tufts University,
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 4,502,635
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 200
  • Library On Campus N/A
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 12,000
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 700
  • Number Of Books in Library 2,396,362
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 500
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi N/A
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 72,542
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 400
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs IBM, General Electric, Mercer, Fidelity, Raytheon
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 18%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,500
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 65%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year 75%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis