Boston University

One Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-2000

Quick Facts

Enrollment: 40944

Type: Private nonprofit 4-year or above

Main Website:

Financial Aid: financial aid link

Annual Costs

Tuition and fees: $46,664.00

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $63,644.00

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $63,644.00

Quick links: Admissions | Test Scoring | Financial Aid | Degrees | Majors | Scholarships

Test Scoring
25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
SAT Critical Reading 570 680
SAT Math 620 730
SAT Writing 600 690
ACT Composite 27 31
ACT English 27 33
ACT Math 26 31
ACT Writing 8 9

*Click here for an explanation of 25th and 75th Percentile scoring.

Financial Aid
Percentage of students receiving any financial aid 62%
Percentage of students receiving Federal Grants 15%
Average Federal Grant $5,747.00
State Aid
Percentage of students receiving state aid 6%
Average state aid $1,971.00
Institutional Aid
Percentage of students receiving institutional aid 53%
Average institutional aid $26,111.00
Student Loans
Percentage of students receiving a student loan 48%
Average student loan $10,164.00
Actuarial Science
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Advanced General Dentistry
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-american/Black Studies
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Architectural History and Criticism
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
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
Biology/Biological Sciences
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chinese Language and Literature
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Clinical Psychology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Communication and Media Studies
Comparative Literature
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Computer Science
Computer Software and Media Applications
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management
Conservation Biology
Corrections and Criminal Justice
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
Curriculum and Instruction
Dental Clinical Sciences
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
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
East Asian Studies
Education/Teaching of Individuals With Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Mechanics
English Language and Literature
English Language and Literature/Letters
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Environmental Biology
Environmental Health
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
European Studies/Civilization
Finance and Financial Management Services
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
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences
Geology/Earth Science
Geophysics and Seismology
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Communication
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Teacher Education
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Historic Preservation and Conservation
Hospitality Administration/Management
Human Resources Management and Services
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
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
Investments and Securities
Italian Language and Literature
Italian Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Keyboard Instruments
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Latin Teacher Education
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Materials Engineering
Maternal and Child Health
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Illustration and Informatics
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Medical Scientist
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Museology/Museum Studies
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
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
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Political Science and Government
Pre-dentistry Studies
Pre-medicine/Pre-medical Studies
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Reading Teacher Education
Regional Studies (US, Canadian, Foreign)
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
Rehabilitation Science
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Russian Language and Literature
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Stringed Instruments
Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Systems Engineering
Systems Science and Theory
Tax law/Taxation
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Theology/Theological Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts
Voice and Opera

Massachusetts Scholarships

Presidential Academic Challenge Grant Program
Scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled full-time at MassBay Community College. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed a minimum of one semester at MassBay Community College Due date may vary. more...
Fisher Honors Program Scholarship
Scholarship for undergraduate students attending Fisher College in Boston, MA full-time. Applicants must be accepted into the Fisher College Honor Program. The continuance of this scholarship is based on the student's remaining in good standing within the Honor Program. Number of awards varies. Renewable. more...
Stonehill Need-Based Grant
Scholarship for full-time undergraduate students attending Stonehill College. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need. Award amount and number of awards varies. Renewable. more...
Paul N. Chaput Fund Scholarship
Scholarship for Salem, Massachusetts residents who are undergraduate students enrolled at Assumption College. Deadlines and award amounts may vary. more...
Philip & Sara Boyle Scholarship
Scholarship for undergraduate students attending Stonehill College. Selection based on academic achievement and financial need. Deadlines and award amounts may vary. more...
Sheila Packard Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for graduate student or faculty member of the Schools of Nursing of Boston College, University of Connecticut or Yale University conducting research about Nursing as a healing art. Submit 5-7 page proposal describing the nature of the research and how it will extend knowledge of nursing as a healing art. more...
Framingham LPN Award
Scholarship for Town of Framingham, Massachusetts residents who are undergraduate students enrolled full-time at MassBay Community College majoring in Nursing. Students must be enrolled in the Practical Nursing Program. Deadlines and award amounts may vary. more...
Arioch Scholarships
Scholarship for incoming full-time undergraduate students at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Students must have a minimum 1240 SAT score or a minimum 24 ACT score, live in residence halls, and participate in extracurricular activities. Renewable. more...
Hannah Lane & Priscilla Deacy Donahue Scholarship
Annual award for a second-year undergraduate student attending Endicott College in Massachusetts majoring in Nursing. Preference will be given to a student from the city of Malden, Massachusetts. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Candidate must excel academically. Due date and award amount varies. more...
Maria E. Robert Scholarship
Scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled at Assumption College. Students must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need. Deadlines and award amounts may vary. more...

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