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Boston University

One Silber Way
Boston, MA 2215
(617) 353.2000

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Campus Tours

Campus Tour Details
11:00AM, 12:30PM, 3:00PM, see schedule for exact dates

A student will lead you on a walking tour of campus where you’ll see everything from the Castle to the student union to the BU “Beach.” (Hint: no swimwear necessary.) This tour should give you a good sense of our campus, and our student tour guides will give you the inside information on BU life. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Register online for exact dates:

Depart from the Admissions Reception Center:
121 Bay State Road,Boston, MA, 02215

Eat Lunch on Us Details
M-F 12:30 PM when classes are in session.

Is it true what they say about dorm food? We think you’ll be surprised. Visiting students can join a current student for lunch and find out. These lunches are a great way to ask questions of a BU student and gain insights into BU from the student’s point of view. This option is open to students only, Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. Space is limited and advance notice of at least two weeks is required.

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Information Session Details
One-hour sessions, offered on 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dates vary according. Please see details for more info.

Hear from a current student about life at BU and get helpful information about admissions and financial aid policies from an Admissions representative. This session is a great opportunity to get all your questions answered.

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Parking Information

Your first stop on campus should be the: Admissions Reception Center
Building: 121 Bay State Road
Here you can information about parking.

121 Bay State Rd
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-353-2318

Closest T Stop: Blandford Street Station
Closest Parking: Kenmore Lot (Cash Only)
Closest BU Shuttle Stop: C5 (outbound) M4 (inbound)

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General Info

Sector Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Size Category 20,000 or above
Carnegie Classification 2010 Research Universities (very high research activity)
Athletic Affiliations NCAA
ROTC Offered Army Navy Air Force
Study Abroad Offered Yes
Highest Degree Offered Doctor's degree
Academic Calendar Semester

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Dates and Deadlines

Application Information
Open Admissions No
Common Application
Application Fee $80
Application Website

Test Statistics (25th/75th percentile)
English Math Writing
SAT 570/670 610/720 600/690
ACT 26/32 25/30 8/9
(ACT composite: 26/30)

Admissions Considerations
GPA Required
Class Rank Required
School Record Required
Completion of College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
Admissions Test Scores Required
Audition/Portfolio Required
TOEFL (international applicants only) Required

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants 44,006
Total Acceptances 20,071
Acceptance Rate 46%

Student Body Statistics
Total Enrollment 32,411
Full-time Enrollment 25,797
Part-time Enrollment 6,614
Male Undergrads 6,538
Female Undergrads 10,055
Student to Faculty Ratio 13
Retention Rate 93%
Graduation Rate

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Cost Statistics
In-state Tuition and fees $44,880
Out-of-state Tuition and fees $44,880
Room & Board (on-campus) $13,620
Room & Board (off-campus) $13,620
Books & Supplies $1,000
Other Expenses (on-campus) $1,772
Other Expenses (off-campus) None
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Financial Aid Statistics
Percent receiving any aid 62
Percent receiving federal, state, local, or institutional grant aid 54
Average amount of aid received $27,232

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