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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:  36,104 (18,229 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
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).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2021Full timePart time
Total faculty3,5981,069
Instructional3,0071,012
Research and public service59157
Total graduate assistants-3,082
Instructional-1,412
Research-1,670
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 year2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Tuition and fees$53,948$55,892$58,072$59,8163.0%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$15,720$16,160$16,640$16,8401.2%
Other$1,950$1,950$1,950$1,9500.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$15,720$16,160$16,640$16,8401.2%
Other$1,950$1,950$1,950$1,9500.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,800$3,800$3,900$3,800-2.6%
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
On Campus$72,618$75,002$77,662$79,6062.5%
Off Campus$72,618$75,002$77,662$79,6062.5%
Off Campus with Family$58,748$60,692$62,972$64,6162.6%
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2021-2022
Tuition$58,560
Fees$858
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Boston University Children's Center offers child care for graduate students.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2020-2021
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,69158%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,55353%$78,404,284$50,486
Federal grants58520%$4,335,718$7,411
Pell grants57720%$2,943,354$5,101
Other federal grants53718%$1,392,364$2,593
State/local government grant or scholarships1094%$371,680$3,410
Institutional grants or scholarships1,54153%$73,696,886$47,824
Student loan aid74426%$7,049,269$9,475
Federal student loans70324%$3,034,835$4,317
Other student loans1595%$4,014,434$25,248
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid18,502$363,472,864$42,751
Pell grants2,916$14,677,481$5,033
Federal student loans4,412$28,161,390$6,383
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, 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.
2018-20192019-20202020-2021
Average net price$29,479$29,154$25,852
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2018-20192019-20202020-2021
$0 – $30,000$12,903$12,982$11,832
$30,001 – $48,000$13,256$11,782$8,835
$48,001 – $75,000$20,231$18,458$15,046
$75,001 – $110,000$31,075$29,925$23,922
$110,001 and more$48,048$50,125$46,244
  • 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 room and board 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 who received 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 2021
Total enrollment36,104
Undergraduate enrollment18,229
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment802
Graduate enrollment17,875
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: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 34%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 22%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 15%
Out-of-state: 64%
Foreign countries: 21%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2020.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 65%
Part-time: 35%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 98%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 22%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 71%
Undergraduate application fee (2021-2022): $80
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2021
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants75,77829,24046,538
Percent admitted19%23%16%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%26%30%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2021 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,29332%
ACT53113%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing660740
SAT Math700780
ACT Composite3134
ACT English3235
ACT Math2834
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%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2020 and Returned in Fall 2021
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.

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, 76 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2021.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 89%
(*) 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 2013]
4-year: 84%
6-year: 88%
8-year: 89%
[Began in Fall 2015]
4-year: 84%
6-year: 89%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2013 or Fall 2015
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: 88%
Female: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 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:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 94%
Black or African American: 83%
Hispanic/Latino: 88%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 88%
White: 88%
Two or more races: 92%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 84%
Non-resident alien: 91%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 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 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 89%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 91%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 89%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 85%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 84%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 85%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2013-14
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 54%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 63%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 7%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
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.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural History and Criticism, General--12--
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning---14-
Category total--1214-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies---0-
American/United States Studies/Civilization--3--
Area Studies, Other5-0--
Asian Studies/Civilization--6--
East Asian Studies--0--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other6----
European Studies/Civilization--3--
Italian Studies--1--
Latin American Studies--13-
Near and Middle Eastern Studies--1--
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)---34
Category total11-1564
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy---41
Biochemistry---00
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology--59--
Bioinformatics---3411
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other3--152-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--116266
Biophysics----0
Biostatistics---428
Biotechnology---17-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology----11
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other---16
Conservation Biology--14--
Environmental Biology--0--
Epidemiology---1273
Genetics, General----1
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography--19--
Microbiology and Immunology----0
Microbiology, General---00
Molecular Biology--66-1
Molecular Medicine----2
Neurobiology and Anatomy----0
Neuroscience--130111
Pathology/Experimental Pathology---60
Pharmacology----9
Physiology, General--94142
Category total3-49842472
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science---29-
Banking and Financial Support Services---1-
Business Administration and Management, General--638332-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other64--54-
Business Statistics---1-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other18--458
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other6----
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other11----
Finance, General---214-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General--7227-
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other0-13--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General---0-
Insurance---14-
International Marketing---122-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management---31-
Management Science---37-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other15--194-
Marketing, Other6----
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management---32-
Taxation---2-
Category total120-7231,1358
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising--477-
Communication, General--38159-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia---452
Health Communication---11-
Journalism--9334-
Journalism, Other---2-
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other1----
Public Relations/Image Management--649-
Radio and Television--20220-
Category total1-6862972
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Artificial Intelligence---25-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other2----
Computer and Information Sciences, Other28----
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance---2-
Computer Science--2031888
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other17--77-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications---1-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other8----
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration---5-
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician---36-
Information Science/Studies---286-
Category total55-2036208
Culinary, Entertainment, and Personal Services
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other---22-
Category total---22-
Education
Art Teacher Education--141-
Bilingual and Multilingual Education--1--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services---22-
Curriculum and Instruction-2-1522
Drama and Dance Teacher Education---1-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching--1611-
Education, General--401
Education, Other0-0--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness--010-
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other0--1-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-5-801
Educational/Instructional Technology-0---
Elementary Education and Teaching--2122-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-0814-
Foreign Language Teacher Education--311-
Health Teacher Education---0-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching---0-
Mathematics Teacher Education-2613-
Music Teacher Education-565621
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-0-0-
Reading Teacher Education-1-17-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--38-
Social Studies Teacher Education-0611-
Special Education and Teaching, General-09250
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other-0-23
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other4----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---30-
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other1----
Category total5158452728
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering--1386720
Computer Engineering, General--10736
Computer Engineering, Other3----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering--369710
Engineering, General--0--
Engineering, Other0----
Manufacturing Engineering---13-
Materials Engineering---325
Mechanical Engineering--136699
Systems Engineering---228
Category total3-41730358
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other7----
Category total7----
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing---18-
English Language and Literature, General--62122
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other---01
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other23----
Category total23-62303
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--1--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General--1--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--1--
Comparative Literature--3--
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--0--
French Language and Literature--301
German Language and Literature--0--
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General--0--
Japanese Language and Literature--6--
Latin Language and Literature--0--
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other8-3--
Linguistics--1711-
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--0--
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--1--
Russian Language and Literature--0--
Spanish Language and Literature--225
Category total8-38136
Health Professions and Related Programs
Advanced General Dentistry-0---
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other-5-00
Athletic Training/Trainer--015-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--19362
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other0----
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician--17--
Dental Public Health and Education-5-21
Dentistry----196
Endodontics/Endodontology-9-31
Environmental Health---125
Genetic Counseling/Counselor---10-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--2428-
Health Professions Education---2-
Health Services Administration---100-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General--212--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management---807
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other---38-
Maternal and Child Health---00
Medical Illustration and Informatics, Other4----
Medical Science/Scientist---10
Medicine----167
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other0----
Occupational Therapy/Therapist---073
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology---00
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery-4---
Orthodontics/Orthodontology-7-62
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics-11-02
Periodontics/Periodontology-9-50
Physical Therapy/Therapist----63
Pre-Dentistry Studies--0--
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies--19--
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology-7-13
Public Health Education and Promotion---64-
Public Health, General---3-
Public Health, Other21--20-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer---11-
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other--005
Rehabilitation Science--63--
Category total2557354437527
History
History, General--3733
Category total--3733
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other16----
Criminal Justice and Corrections, General---0-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration---0-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies--473-
Forensic Science and Technology---30-
Category total16-4103-
Legal Professions and Studies
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law---19-
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law---9-
Law----282
Legal Professions and Studies, Other8----
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other---0-
Programs for Foreign Lawyers---35-
Tax Law/Taxation---55-
Category total8--118282
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational Mathematics--5--
Financial Mathematics--0952
Mathematics and Statistics, Other0----
Mathematics, General--961311
Statistics, General---454
Category total0-10115317
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization--110
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General---6-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1-7600
Nutrition Sciences--13400
Systems Science and Theory---24-
Category total1-90710
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science--18--
Category total--18--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy--3534
Religion/Religious Studies--106
Category total--36310
Physical Sciences
Astronomy--1115
Chemistry, General--22914
Chemistry, Other--8--
Geology/Earth Science, General--012
Geophysics and Seismology--0--
Physics, General--17109
Category total--582130
Psychology
Applied Psychology---154
Clinical Psychology---34-
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics---10
Counseling Psychology--15-1
Psychology, General--2233512
Category total--2388517
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Education Policy Analysis---3-
Public Administration---8-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other0--53
Social Work---3153
Social Work, Other1----
Youth Services/Administration--5--
Category total1-53316
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General--2126
Anthropology, Other---4-
Archeology--751
Development Economics and International Development---0-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics---14922
Economics, General--25200
Economics, Other---0-
Geography--000
International Relations and Affairs--21334-
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other---7-
Political Science and Government, General--124125
Social Sciences, General---00
Social Sciences, Other57-18--
Sociology, General--4103
Urban Studies/Affairs--23-
Category total57-67821637
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies---0-
Divinity/Ministry---19
Religious/Sacred Music---0-
Theology/Theological Studies---8011
Category total---8120
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting--23--
Art History, Criticism and Conservation--1224
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other3----
Cinematography and Film/Video Production---0-
Conducting---00
Directing and Theatrical Production--32-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General--21--
Film/Cinema/Media Studies--6--
Fine and Studio Arts Management---28-
Graphic Design--3318-
Keyboard Instruments--011
Music Performance, General-13233025
Music Theory and Composition--632
Music, General--3--
Music, Other00---
Musicology and Ethnomusicology--000
Painting--2017-
Playwriting and Screenwriting---5-
Printmaking--2--
Sculpture--22-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-12010-
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management---0-
Visual and Performing Arts, General--1--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other14----
Category total171417511832
Grand total361864,5325,1481,170
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, 2020-2021
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 104
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 182
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 3
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 13
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $14,577
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $12,941
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,333
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,577
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 Combined154131
Basketball1815
Field Hockey24
Golf7
Ice Hockey2724
Lacrosse6037
Rowing4088
Soccer3531
Softball31
Swimming and Diving3226
Tennis1212
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)12/31/2022
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - FellowshipAccredited since (01/30/2020)12/31/2022
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)08/01/2022
 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)12/31/2019
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 Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape797
d. Fondling154
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery100
h. Aggravated assault112
i. Burglary241916
j. Motor vehicle theft442
k. Arson210
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence333
b. Dating violence3102
c. Stalking9187
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.120
b. Drug abuse violations222
c. Liquor law violations843
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.202
b. Drug abuse violations100
c. Liquor law violations589547435
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape697
d. Fondling033
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault012
i. Burglary4117
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson110
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence333
b. Dating violence392
c. Stalking250
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.110
b. Drug abuse violations210
c. Liquor law violations243
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.201
b. Drug abuse violations100
c. Liquor law violations589547435
  • 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 Year201820172016
Default rate1.4%1.4%1.7%
Number in default777897
Number in repayment5,2115,3905,617
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)