Boston University

country rank  36
world rank  41

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University Overview

Founded in 1839, Boston University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Boston (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Massachusetts. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Washington, London, Dubai, Brussels. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Boston University (BU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational 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 179 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym BU
Founded 1839
Motto Learning, Virtue, Piety
Colours Scarlet and white

University Location

Address One Silber Way
Boston (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
02215 Massachusetts
United States
T +1 (617) 353 2000
F +1 (617) 353 2053
Other locations Washington, London, Dubai, Brussels

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 121 Bay State Road
Boston 02215
+1 (617) 353 2300

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Boston University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
New England Commission of Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation
1929


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Affiliations

  • Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Social Media

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Online Courses

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Open Education Consortium
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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018