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#7 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

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Overview

Student Population
32,718
Boston University overview
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Online bu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Boston University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Boston University is a large four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 61,007 prospective students applied, and 12,254 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,914 enrolled in the school.  26,272 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,446 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $56,854 plus fees of $1,218. BU is ranked 63 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

9/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
10/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
10/10
Value

BU is rated within the top 16% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Getting In

Admission Standards
Exceptional
Boston University overview
SAT 1310/1500
ACT 30/34
GPA 3.76
Applications Accepted
20.1% 
Boston University overview
Applications Due Jan 2, 2022
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $80

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$56,854
Costs for Boston University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,218
Room and Board $16,640
Budget for Other Expenses$1,950
Total One Year Cost$77,662

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$72,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
85% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Boston University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Social Sciences 16%
Communication 15%
Health Professions 8%
Engineering 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164988 IPEDS survey data for Boston University.

Current students may use the Boston University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.