Boston University


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Boston University


  • 65% have a job after 6 months
  • 75% have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years


$33,792 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Membership in the Boston Library Consortium provides access to the holdings of Boston College, Boston Public Library, Brandeis, Brown, Marine Biological Lab / Woods Hole, MIT, Northeastern University, the State Library of Massachussetts, Tufts University, University of Massachussetts Amherst/Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell/Worcester, and Wellsley College to all members of the University community.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,396,362 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 34,214 current serial subscriptions.
  • 4,502,635 microforms.
  • 72,542 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

Art Galleries; Professional Theatre; Planetariums; Culinary Center; Science and Engineering Complex; WABU – Boston University’s commercial television center; Center for Team Learning; Photonics Center; Case Athletic Center; Institute for Accounting Research; Center for Adaptive Systems; African Studies Center; National Center for America’s Founding Documents; Center for Archaelogical Studies; Arthritis Center; Center for Banking Law Studies; Center for Advanced Biotechnology; Cancer Research Center; Cardiovascular Institute; Institute for Study of Conflict; Ideology and Policy; Center for Defense Journalism; Center for English Language and Orientation Programs; Center for Advancement of Ethics and Character; National Research Center on Families, Communities, Schools and Children’s Learning; Health Policy Institute; Center for Remote Sensing; Pre-School; Rafic B. Hariri School of Management building, Council for Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Agganis Arena, Fitness and Recreation Center, Life Science and Engineering Building, Track and Tennis Center



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 750 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 400 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 12,000 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 500 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 200 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 700 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other


minority student, career, military, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious, other


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 66% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 160 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 91% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 80% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: The Fall Welcome (Splash), World Fair and Culture Fest; Homecoming and Parents Weekend; the Head of the Charles River Regatta; the Boston Marathon; “Isa: The World is One”; Boston University Athletic Events, particularly the Bean Pot Hockey Tournament; the Great Debate; the Back Bay Ball; Day of Service; and a variety of speakers (including Three Encounters with Elie Wiesel), lectures and concerts, productions by the Huntington Theatre Company at the BU Theatre; First-Year Student Orientation Program; “Impact”, Splash, Midnight Mania
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station
  • In total, there are about 400 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Alpha Eta Mu Beta, Eta Kappa Nu, Pi Tau Sigma, Alpha Epsilon Delta, SAR Honor Society, Beta Alpha Psi, Lock Honorary Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key, Kappa Kappa Psi, Sigma Alpha Lamda, Tau Beta Sigma, Alpha Psi Omega, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian American Christian Fellowship, Asian Baptist Student Koinonia, Athletes in Action, Baha’i Club of BU, Campus Hope, Chabad Jewish Student Organization, Chi Alpha, Hong Kong Students Christian Fellowship, Christian Science Org. , Buddhist Assoc. , Episcopal Student Organization, Impact Campus Fellowship, Inner Strength Gospel Choir, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Islamic Society, Hindu Students, Later-Day Saints Student Assoc. , Lutheran Campus Ministry, Marsh Chapel Steering Committee, Milahl, Mustard Seed, Navigators Christian Fellowship, Real Life, Nichiren Buddhism for World Peace, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Sikh Association, Unitarian Universalist Campus Organization, Vita Novis, Women’s Interfaith Action Group, Nemeton, Christians on Campus, Engineering Christian Study Group, Graduate Students Christian Fellowship, Young Jains
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Students Association, Arab Students Association, Asian Student Union, Caribbean Club, Associacion de Estudiantes Graduades de Espanol, Bhangra Brazillian Association, Chinese Student and Scholar Association, Chinese Student Club, Danzon, Eur-Asian & Turkish Association, European Club, Filipino Student Association, French Cultural Society, Hawaii Cultural Society, Hellenic Association, Hong Kong Student Association, I. S. A. B. U. , India Club, Indonesian Society, International Students Consortium, Italian Students Association, Jaagriti, Japanese Association, Japanese Cultural Society, Kalaniot, Korean American Students Association, La Fuerza, Latinos Unitos, Lebanese Club, Lithuanians at BU and Such, Malaysian Student Association, Meehan, Persian Cultural Association, Org. of Pakistani Students, Polish Society, Palestinian-Israeli Peace Alliance, Russian Cultural Club, Scandinavian Society, Singapore Collegiate Society, Sisters United Soc. , Students for Israel, Students for Palestine, TARANG, Turkish Student Association, Tiawanese American Student Association, UMOJA, Vietnamese Student Association, Spice, Albanian Club, Armenian Student Association, Bangladeshi Students Association, Iranian Student Club, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Marching, concert and jazz bands, gospel, choral and opera groups, orchestra, musical drama and dance groups, service groups, drama and film clubs, political and social service groups, academic clubs, a cappella singing groups
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Daily Free Press / daily


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Boston – Logan Airport (5), T.F. Green Airport – Providence, RI (70)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): South Station (4)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): South Station (4)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 2% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 18% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,500
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 9 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 3% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 9 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 5% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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