Boston University

country rank  38
world rank  42

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University Overview

Founded in 1869, Boston University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Boston (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Massachusetts. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, Paris, Sydney. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Boston University (BU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Boston University (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 151 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. BU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym BU
Founded 1869 Origins date back to 1839
Motto Learning, Virtue, Piety
Colours Scarlet and white

University Location

Address One Silber Way
Boston
02215 Massachusetts
United States
Tel +1 (617) 353 2000
Fax +1 (617) 353 2053
Other locations Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, Paris, Sydney

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office 233 Bay State Road
Boston 02215
(617) 353 2300

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff 3,500-3,999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Boston University's Library
Boston University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,175,852 physical volumes, 163,904 physical media, 57,677 digital/electronic medium and 783 licensed digital/electronic databases. Boston University's library has 20 branches.
Housing Yes
Boston University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 11,732 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1929


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • American Bar Association
  • American Dental Association - Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee for Medical Education
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Physiological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
  • Association of Theological Schools
  • Association of Theological Schools in the United States of America and Canada
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • American Chemical Society
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech & Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Program Accreditation System (EPAS)
  • Forensic Science Educational Program Accreditation Commission
  • Global Accreditation Center for Project Management of the Project Management Institute
  • Information Security programs are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • National Council for Preservation Education
  • Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Universities Research Association (URA)
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • International Association of Methodist-related Schools, Colleges and Universities (IAMSCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 15 September 2020