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IPEDS ID: 164988
OPE ID: 00213000
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Boston University
One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215
General information:  (617) 353-2000
Website:  www.bu.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  36,714 (18,459 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Admissionswww.bu.edu/admissions
Apply Onlinewww.bu.edu/admissions/apply
Financial Aidwww.bu.edu/finaid
Net Price Calculatorwww.bu.edu/finaid/aid-basics/cost-of-education/net-price-calculator/
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.bu.edu/reg/general-information/veterans-services/
Disability Serviceswww.bu.edu/disability/
Athletic Graduation Rates
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
ROTC (Army, Navy, Navy Marine Corps option, Air Force)
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Undergraduate research (co-curricula)
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services, Fall 2022
3% or less
High school students enrolled in college courses for credit, 2022-2023
54
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Academic
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Recreational/Avocational/Leisure/Personal Enrichment
English as a Second Language
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty3,7191,093
Instructional3,1121,038
Research and public service60755
Total graduate assistants-3,332
Instructional-1,514
Research-1,818
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
Tuition and fees$58,072$59,816$62,360$65,1684.5%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Food and Housing$16,640$16,840$17,400$18,1104.1%
Other expenses$1,950$1,950$2,000$2,0854.3%
Off Campus
Food and Housing$16,640$16,840$17,400$18,1104.1%
Other expenses$1,950$1,950$2,000$2,0854.3%
Off Campus with Family
Other expenses$3,900$3,800$3,850$3,9352.2%
Total Expenses2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
On Campus$77,662$79,606$82,760$86,3634.4%
Off Campus$77,662$79,606$82,760$86,3634.4%
Off Campus with Family$62,972$64,616$67,210$70,1034.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2023-2024
Tuition$63,798
Fees$914
Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Does not participate in Promise program
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2022-2023
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid11,98455%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,80450%$99,364,676$55,080
Federal grants69019%$5,374,618$7,789
Pell grants68619%$3,888,523$5,668
Other federal grants58416%$1,486,095$2,545
State/local government grant or scholarships1163%$499,100$4,303
Institutional grants or scholarships1,78049%$93,490,958$52,523
Student loan aid77021%$9,033,784$11,732
Federal student loans70819%$2,877,271$4,064
Other student loans1915%$6,156,513$32,233
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Degree/certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid18,81250%$451,503,020$51,237
Pell grants3,31819%$18,075,985$5,448
Federal student loans4,17424%$23,893,510$5,724
Non-degree/non-certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid110814%$771,806$7,146
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2020-20212021-20222022-2023
Average net price$25,852$27,829$27,551
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2020-20212021-20222022-2023
$0 – $30,000$11,832$10,164$11,453
$30,001 – $48,000$8,835$9,536$11,167
$48,001 – $75,000$15,046$14,838$13,639
$75,001 – $110,000$23,922$24,109$25,501
$110,001 and more$46,244$48,841$48,018
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for Food and Housing and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students awarded federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment36,714
Undergraduate enrollment18,459
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment681
Graduate enrollment18,255
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 19%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 33%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
U.S. Nonresident: 23%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 14%
Out-of-state: 61%
Foreign countries: 25%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 1%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 99%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 63%
Part-time: 37%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 22%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 72%
Undergraduate application fee (2023-2024): $80
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2023
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants80,49532,17648,314
Percent admitted11%12%10%
Percent admitted who enrolled36%34%38%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequired to be consideredNot required, but consideredNot considered
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Work experienceX
Personal statement or essayX
Legacy statusNot applicableX
Admission test scoresRequired to be consideredNot required, but considered (Test Optional)Not considered (Test Blind)
SAT / ACTX
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
English Proficiency TestX
Test Scores: Fall 2023 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT89228%
ACT31110%
Test Scores25th Percentile*50th Percentile** (median)75th Percentile***
NOTES:
*   25% of students scored at or below
**  50% of students scored above and 50% scored below (i.e., midpoint of the test score distribution)
*** 25% of students scored above
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing680710740
SAT Math720760780
ACT Composite323334
ACT English333535
ACT Math293134
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission. If an institution reports less than 5 students for any of the test scores, percentiles are not reported.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 94%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 75 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 90%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2015]
4-year: 84%
6-year: 89%
8-year: 90%
[Began in Fall 2017]
4-year: 83%
6-year: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2015 or Fall 2017
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 87%
Female: 92%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 92%
Black or African American: 91%
Hispanic/Latino: 90%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 67%
White: 89%
Two or more races: 87%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 87%
U.S. Nonresident: 91%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2015-16
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 90%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 88%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 90%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 6%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2015-16
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2015-16
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 87%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 8%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 82%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 88%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2015-16
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 42%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 38%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2022-2023
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
BachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural History and Criticism, General--14--
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning---16-
Category total--1416-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies---0-
American/United States Studies/Civilization--4--
Area Studies, Other7-0--
Asian Studies/Civilization--0--
East Asian Studies--0--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other8----
European Studies/Civilization--0--
Italian Studies--0--
Latin American Studies--31-
Near and Middle Eastern Studies--0--
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)---58
Category total15-768
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy---86
Biochemistry--100
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology--53--
Bioinformatics---679
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other11--191-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--1494414
Biophysics---10
Biostatistics---559
Biotechnology---20-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology----15
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other---47
Conservation Biology--9--
Environmental Biology--0--
Epidemiology---2051
Genetics, General----0
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography--30--
Microbiology and Immunology----0
Microbiology, General---11
Molecular Biology--84-1
Molecular Medicine----0
Neurobiology and Anatomy----0
Neuroscience--11715
Pathology/Experimental Pathology---60
Pharmacology----8
Physiology, General--9290
Category total11-53561276
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science---28-
Banking and Financial Support Services---0-
Business Administration and Management, General--6721,021-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other25--76-
Business Statistics---0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other35--745
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other13----
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other15----
Finance, General---277-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General--6352-
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other0-10--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General---0-
Insurance---16-
International Marketing---169-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management---51-
Management Science---47-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other18--295-
Marketing, Other9----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---49-
Taxation---2-
Category total115-7452,1575
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising--13962-
Communication, General--6065-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia---721
Health Communication---20-
Journalism--8846-
Journalism, Other---0-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other2----
Public Relations/Image Management--15045-
Radio and Television--18925-
Category total2-6263351
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Artificial Intelligence---22-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other3----
Computer and Information Sciences, Other20----
Computer and Information Sciences, General--4--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance---5-
Computer Science--28322718
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other18--100-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications---0-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other12----
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration---2-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician---175-
Information Science/Studies---257-
Category total53-28778818
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other0--20-
Category total0--20-
Education
Art Teacher Education--129-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education--6--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services---32-
Curriculum and Instruction-0-1023
Drama and Dance Teacher Education---1-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching--1214-
Education, General2-102
Education, Other0-0--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness--38-
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other0--0-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-4-5419
Educational/Instructional Technology-0---
Elementary Education and Teaching--711-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-0410-
Foreign Language Teacher Education--110-
Health Teacher Education---0-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching---0-
Mathematics Teacher Education-0112-
Music Teacher Education-5d36313
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-0-0-
Reading Teacher Education-1-4-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-107-
Social Studies Teacher Education-0311-
Special Education and Teaching, General-04300
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other-0-01
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other3----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---15-
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other1----
Category total611d4641338
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering--1329326
Computer Engineering, General--9129
Computer Engineering, Other4----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering--409917
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics--3--
Engineering, General--0--
Engineering, Other0----
Manufacturing Engineering---17-
Materials Engineering---378
Mechanical Engineering--1245819
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering---21-
Systems Engineering---179
Category total4-39034488
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other2----
Category total2----
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing---17-
English Language and Literature, General--51244
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other---01
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other14----
Category total14-51415
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management---0-
Child Development---17-
Category total---17-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature--2--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General--0--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--0--
Comparative Literature--110-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--1--
French Language and Literature--200
German Language and Literature--1--
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General--0--
Japanese Language and Literature--5--
Latin Language and Literature--0--
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other0-1--
Linguistics--1819-
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--0--
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--0--
Russian Language and Literature--0--
Spanish Language and Literature--405
Category total0-35295
Health Professions and Related Programs
Advanced General Dentistry-0---
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other-5-21
Athletic Training/Trainer--00-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--12472
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other0----
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician--3--
Dental Public Health and Education-6-10
Dentistry----193
Endodontics/Endodontology-10-42
Environmental Health---224
Genetic Counseling/Counselor---11-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other1-2925-
Health Professions Education---6-
Health Services Administration---151-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General--155--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management---883
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other2--40-
Maternal and Child Health---00
Medical Illustration and Informatics, Other3----
Medical Informatics---10-
Medical Science/Scientist---11
Medicine----149
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other0----
Occupational Therapy/Therapist---084
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology---01
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery-4---
Orthodontics/Orthodontology-8-71
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics-12-11
Periodontics/Periodontology-5-50
Physical Therapy/Therapist----77
Pre-Dentistry Studies--0--
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies--18--
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology-11-50
Public Health Education and Promotion---128-
Public Health, General---7-
Public Health, Other8--29-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer---15-
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other--002
Rehabilitation Science--29--
Category total1461246605521
History
History, General--3674
Category total--3674
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other35----
Criminal Justice and Corrections, General---0-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration---0-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies--2122-
Forensic Science and Technology---9-
Category total35-2131-
Legal Professions and Studies
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law---43-
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law---0-
Law----245
Legal Professions and Studies, Other2----
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other---7-
Programs for Foreign Lawyers---127-
Tax Law/Taxation---37-
Category total2--214245
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational Mathematics--30--
Financial Mathematics--01001
Mathematics and Statistics, Other0----
Mathematics, General--10636
Statistics, General---616
Category total0-13616413
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization--552
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General---4-
Mathematical Economics--71--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other19-1900
Nutrition Sciences--22340
Systems Science and Theory---20-
Category total19-117632
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science--31--
Category total--31--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy--4706
Religion/Religious Studies--134
Religion/Religious Studies, Other1----
Category total1-48310
Physical Sciences
Astronomy--1645
Chemistry, General--28715
Chemistry, Other--8--
Geology/Earth Science, General--0315
Geophysics and Seismology--0--
Physical Sciences, General--1--
Physics, General--38512
Category total--911947
Psychology
Applied Psychology---135
Clinical Psychology---37-
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics---00
Counseling Psychology--1-0
Psychology, General--2713411
Category total--2728416
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Education Policy Analysis---5-
Public Administration---0-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other0--77
Social Work---3214
Social Work, Other2----
Youth Services/Administration--0--
Category total2-033311
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General--326
Anthropology, Other---2-
Archeology--543
Cultural Anthropology--10--
Development Economics and International Development---0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics---15521
Economics, General--27100
Economics, Other---0-
Forensic Anthropology---10-
Geography--000
International Relations and Affairs--16941-
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other---10-
Medical Anthropology--2--
Physical and Biological Anthropology--3--
Political Science and Government, General--142105
Social Sciences, General---00
Social Sciences, Other75-31--
Sociology, General--4515
Urban Studies/Affairs--010-
Category total75-68124540
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies---0-
Divinity/Ministry---29
Religious/Sacred Music---2-
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other10----
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other5----
Theology/Theological Studies---776
Category total15--8115
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting--20--
Art History, Criticism and Conservation--15143
Art/Art Studies, General--1--
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other15----
Cinematography and Film/Video Production---0-
Conducting---00
Directing and Theatrical Production--62-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General--11--
Film/Cinema/Media Studies--1--
Fine and Studio Arts Management---57-
Graphic Design--3726-
Keyboard Instruments--004
Music Performance, General-6245919
Music Theory and Composition--240
Music, General--9--
Music, Other00---
Musicology and Ethnomusicology--022
Painting--1813-
Playwriting and Screenwriting---5-
Printmaking--2--
Sculpture--13-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-21416-
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management---0-
Visual and Performing Arts, General--0--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other13----
Voice and Opera-3---
Category total281116120128
Grand total413834,5576,9281,196
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2022-2023
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 97
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 169
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 40
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $17,787
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $12,388
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $4,061
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NCAA Division I without football
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
All Track Combined139115
Basketball1816
Field Hockey21
Golf7
Ice Hockey3027
Lacrosse5834
Rowing4688
Soccer3028
Softball19
Swimming and Diving3233
Tennis1010
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
New England Commission of Higher EducationAccredited since (12/01/1929)06/30/2030
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in DieteticsAccredited since (04/01/1999)12/31/2025
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nursesAccredited (07/15/1991 - 12/31/2006)
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schoolsAccredited since ((!)01/01/1925)08/31/2027
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Public HealthAccredited since (12/05/1975)12/31/2027
EndodonticsAccredited since (12/08/1967)12/31/2027
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology- (OMP)Accredited (12/08/1967 - 01/05/2011)
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology- (OMP)Accredited (01/30/2004 - 02/04/2011)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)Accredited since (12/08/1967)12/30/2027
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - FellowshipAccredited since (01/30/2020)12/30/2027
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - FellowshipAccredited since (01/30/2020)12/30/2027
Orthodontics & Dentofacial OrthopedicsAccredited since (12/08/1967)12/31/2027
Pediatric DentistryAccredited since (12/08/1967)12/31/2027
PeriodonticsAccredited since (12/08/1967)12/31/2027
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)Accredited since (12/08/1967)12/31/2027
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral DegreePreaccredited (11/30/2018 - 04/06/2019)
Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral DegreeAccredited since (04/06/2019)07/31/2026
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's DegreeAccredited (07/01/1965 - 07/26/2019)
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapistAccredited since (03/01/1932)12/31/2029
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (10/01/1948)12/31/2028
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (10/28/2016)12/31/2023
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programsAccredited (10/01/1994 - 10/01/1999)
Clinical doctoral program in AudiologyAccredited (10/01/1999 - 09/01/2005)
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programsAccredited since (06/17/1966)08/01/2030
 No Longer Recognized  Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administrationAccredited since ((!)07/01/1978)12/31/2017
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theologyAccredited since (07/01/1938)03/31/2032
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English LanguageAccredited since (08/01/2001)08/31/2025
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public healthAccredited since (01/10/1981)07/01/2026
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degreeAccredited since (07/01/1942)12/31/2026
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 MonthsAccredited (12/08/1988 - 08/03/2017)
Predoctoral Boston University Goldman School of Dental MedicineAccredited since (12/11/1970)12/31/2027
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs Danielsen Institute at Boston University Psychology InternshipAccredited since (05/28/1998)12/31/2022
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/120801.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape978
d. Fondling546
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery001
h. Aggravated assault121
i. Burglary19168
j. Motor vehicle theft420
k. Arson102
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence331
b. Dating violence1024
c. Stalking18716
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.200
b. Drug abuse violations220
c. Liquor law violations430
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.013
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations547435533
  • For year 2020 line a. was changed from 2 to 1 because of an error entering data into the DOE website.
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape975
d. Fondling335
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault121
i. Burglary1174
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson102
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence330
b. Dating violence922
c. Stalking503
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.100
b. Drug abuse violations100
c. Liquor law violations430
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.013
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations547435533
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%0.5%1.4%
Number in default03177
Number in repayment5,1475,3295,211
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)