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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:  33,355 (18,080 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty3,4611,082
Instructional2,8621,002
Research and public service59980
Total graduate assistants-2,362
Instructional-1,211
Research-1,151
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$46,664$48,436$50,240$52,0823.7%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$14,030$14,520$14,870$15,2702.7%
Other$1,950$1,950$1,950$1,9500.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$14,030$14,520$14,870$15,2702.7%
Other$1,950$1,950$1,950$1,9500.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,800$3,800$3,800$3,8000.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$63,644$65,906$68,060$70,3023.3%
Off Campus$63,644$65,906$68,060$70,3023.3%
Off Campus with Family$51,464$53,236$55,040$56,8823.3%
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 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$50,980
Fees$736
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
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 aid11,94355%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,70148%$58,098,760$34,156
Federal grants49214%$2,974,876$6,046
Pell grants48914%$2,262,126$4,626
Other federal grants3369%$712,750$2,121
State/local government grant or scholarships933%$286,612$3,082
Institutional grants or scholarships1,66347%$54,837,272$32,975
Student loan aid1,38239%$14,100,610$10,203
Federal student loans1,34638%$8,708,205$6,470
Other student loans2557%$5,392,405$21,147
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid18,15045%$253,232,068$31,071
Pell grants2,43114%$10,724,711$4,412
Federal student loans6,36735%$46,440,592$7,294
  • 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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$32,732$31,539$33,728
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$21,015$21,773$26,482
$30,001 – $48,000$22,538$22,618$24,148
$48,001 – $75,000$26,724$26,232$28,388
$75,001 – $110,000$31,544$30,023$33,704
$110,001 and more$46,978$46,991$47,331
  • 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 2017
Total enrollment33,355
Undergraduate enrollment18,080
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment758
Graduate enrollment15,275
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 40%
Female: 60%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 14%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 39%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Non-resident alien: 21%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 16%
Out-of-state: 59%
Foreign countries: 25%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 66%
Part-time: 34%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 81%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $80
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants60,82525,20335,622
Percent admitted25%24%26%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%24%22%
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 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT2,19863%
ACT1,83052%
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 Writing640720
SAT Math660760
ACT Composite2932
ACT English2834
ACT Math2732
  • TOEFL is required for non-Native English speakers
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: 93%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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, 69 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 87%
(*) 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 2009]
4-year: 80%
6-year: 85%
8-year: 86%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 81%
6-year: 87%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
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: 86%
Female: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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: 88%
Black or African American: 81%
Hispanic/Latino: 87%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 88%
Two or more races: 87%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 80%
Non-resident alien: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 85%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 87%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 85%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 100%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 86%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 84%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 86%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 58%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 59%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 58%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 21%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • 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, General10----
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-11---
Category total1011---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-0---
American/United States Studies/Civilization1----
Area Studies, Other---10-
Asian Studies/Civilization1----
East Asian Studies2----
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other---3-
European Studies/Civilization1----
Italian Studies2----
Latin American Studies00---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies2----
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)-65--
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies0----
Category total96513-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy-122--
Biochemistry-16--
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology39----
Bioinformatics-126--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other0192-27-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1251011--
Biophysics-03--
Biostatistics-306--
Biotechnology-14---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology--2--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other-34--
Conservation Biology9----
Environmental Biology16----
Epidemiology-1045--
Genetics, General-02--
Immunology--0--
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography14----
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-00--
Microbiology and Immunology--1--
Microbiology, General--0--
Molecular Biology47-2--
Molecular Medicine--6--
Neurobiology and Anatomy-05--
Neuroscience93113--
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-67--
Pharmacology-06--
Pharmacology and Toxicology, Other---39-
Physiology, General-00--
Category total3433858766-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting0----
Actuarial Science-38---
Banking and Financial Support Services-37d---
Business Administration and Management, General891423d0--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-145d-65-
Business Statistics-2d---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-57d622-
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other---6-
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other---22-
Financial Planning and Services-0---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General124----
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other---0-
Human Resources Management and Services, Other---0-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-4d---
Insurance-21d---
International Marketing-38d---
Investments and Securities-0---
Management Information Systems, General-0---
Management Science-48---
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other---5-
Marketing, Other---15-
Category total1,015813d6135-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising-58---
Broadcast Journalism-0---
Communication, General33426---
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-36---
Health Communication-37d---
Journalism10657---
Journalism, Other-18---
Public Relations/Image Management-48---
Radio and Television15312---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0----
Category total593292d---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other---2-
Computer and Information Sciences, Other---13-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-3---
Computer Science14590d11--
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other---9-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-3---
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other---12-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-3---
Information Science/Studies-337d---
Category total145436d1136-
Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-0--0
Art Teacher Education152d---
Bilingual and Multilingual Education30--0
Chemistry Teacher Education0----
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-22--0
Curriculum and Instruction-73d10-0
Drama and Dance Teacher Education02---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching93--0
Education, General-0--0
Education, Other---0-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness510--0
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other---0-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-528-3
Educational/Instructional Technology-0--0
Elementary Education and Teaching206--0
English/Language Arts Teacher Education714--1
Foreign Language Teacher Education45--0
Health Teacher Education-4--0
International and Comparative Education-0---
Latin Teacher Education00---
Mathematics Teacher Education414--0
Music Teacher Education475d23d-10d
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching015--0
Reading Teacher Education-5--0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education610--0
Social Studies Teacher Education33--1
Special Education and Teaching, General11132-0
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other-53-1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other---0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other---0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-26--0
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other---1-
Category total77409d46d116d
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering000--
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1135113--
Computer Engineering, General76855--
Computer Engineering, Other---0-
Computer Software Engineering00---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering455215--
Engineering Mechanics-0---
Engineering, General00---
Engineering, Other0--1-
Manufacturing Engineering040--
Materials Engineering-223--
Mechanical Engineering1486615--
Systems Engineering-84--
Category total382288551-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other---9-
Category total---9-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-21---
English Language and Literature, General6084--
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other-13--
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other---0-
Category total603070-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature0----
Chinese Language and Literature0----
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General3----
Comparative Literature1----
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other1----
French Language and Literature213--
German Language and Literature0----
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1----
Italian Language and Literature0----
Japanese Language and Literature4----
Latin Language and Literature1----
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other1----
Linguistics121---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other0----
Russian Language and Literature0----
Spanish Language and Literature432--
Category total3055--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Advanced General Dentistry----11
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other-05-3
Athletic Training/Trainer24----
Audiology/Audiologist-00--
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist18282-0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other---4-
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician24----
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-0--0
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician0----
Dental Public Health and Education-07-1
Dentistry--182--
Endodontics/Endodontology-22-10
Environmental Health-131--
Genetic Counseling/Counselor-8---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other2523-0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General121----
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-2679--
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other-25-0-
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist00---
Maternal and Child Health-411--
Medical Illustration and Informatics, Other---8-
Medical Scientist-11-0
Medicine--159--
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other---4-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist06114d-0
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology-32-0
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery-00-2
Orthodontics/Orthodontology-62-8
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics-01-9
Periodontics/Periodontology-41-9
Physical Therapy/Therapist--66d--
Pre-Dentistry Studies2----
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies14----
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology-37-9
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer-12---
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other95103--
Rehabilitation Science38----
Category total361507465d1662
History
History, General4653--
Category total4653--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other---6-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-14---
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies5141d---
Forensic Science and Technology-38---
Category total5193d-6-
Legal Professions and Studies
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law-48---
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law-7d---
Law--216--
Legal Assistant/Paralegal0----
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-6---
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-91---
Tax Law/Taxation-84d---
Category total0236d216--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0----
Category total0----
Mathematics and Statistics
Financial Mathematics-960--
Mathematics and Statistics, Other---0-
Mathematics, General7734--
Statistics, General-221--
Category total7712150-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization450--
Historic Preservation and Conservation-3---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other54d240-
Museology/Museum Studies-0---
Nutrition Sciences18253-0
Systems Science and Theory015---
Category total76d50700
Personal and Culinary Services
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other-27---
Category total-27---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy31104--
Religion/Religious Studies447--
Category total351411--
Physical Sciences
Astronomy677--
Chemistry, General201015--
Chemistry, Other3----
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other-0---
Geology/Earth Science, General312--
Geophysics and Seismology3----
Physics, General201412--
Category total553236--
Psychology
Applied Psychology-62--
Clinical Psychology-25---
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics-31--
Counseling Psychology--1--
Psychology, General1883210--
Category total1886614--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-18---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other--32-
Social Work-204d---
Social Work, Other---61-
Category total-222d363-
Social Sciences
Anthropology1511--
Anthropology, Other-3---
Archeology812--
Development Economics and International Development-10---
Economics, General1999614--
Economics, Other-16---
Geography026--
International Relations and Affairs19429---
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other---0-
Political Science and Government, General7486--
Social Sciences, General-523--
Social Sciences, Other16--48-
Sociology3533--
Urban Studies/Affairs214---
Category total5432353548-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies-30--
Divinity/Ministry--5d--
Religious/Sacred Music-2---
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other---0-
Theology/Theological Studies-613--
Category total-668d0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting280---
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1376--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-3---
Conducting-36-0
Directing and Theatrical Production56---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General21----
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other---0-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies2----
Fine and Studio Arts Management-28---
Graphic Design2620---
Keyboard Instruments023-0
Music History, Literature, and Theory00---
Music Performance, General254622-18
Music Theory and Composition623--
Music, General10---
Music, Other----1
Musicology and Ethnomusicology001--
Painting99---
Playwriting and Screenwriting-4---
Printmaking1----
Sculpture54---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology84--2
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management-2---
Visual and Performing Arts, General0----
Visual and Performing Arts, Other---9-
Category total15014041921
Grand total4,2004,5891,06640399
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 Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 113
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 268
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 4
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 41
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: $17,190
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $11,432
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,445
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,379
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
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined85134
Basketball1621
Field Hockey20
Golf6
Ice Hockey2623
Lacrosse5227
Rowing5393
Soccer3430
Softball22
Swimming and Diving2424
Tennis1010
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Commission of Higher Education12/1/1929 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics4/1/1999 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses7/15/1991 - 12/31/2006Resigned
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1925 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Endodontics12/8/1967 -  Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology- (OMP)12/8/1967 - 1/5/2011Resigned
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)12/8/1967 - 2/2/2017Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics12/8/1967 -  Accredited
Pediatric Dentistry12/8/1967 -  Accredited
Periodontics12/8/1967 -  Accredited
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)12/8/1967 -  Accredited
Dental Public Health12/5/1975 -  Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology- (OMP)1/30/2004 - 2/4/2011Resigned
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree(!)7/1/1965 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist3/1/1932 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/1/1948 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/28/2016 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs6/17/1966 -  Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs10/1/1994 - 10/1/1999Resigned
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology10/1/1999 -  Accredited
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 theology7/1/1938 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language8/1/2001 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health1/10/1981 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1938 - 6/1/2017Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Predoctoral
Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
12/11/1970 -  Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency)
Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months
12/8/1988 - 8/3/2017Resigned
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Danielsen Institute at Boston University Psychology Internship
5/28/1998 -  Accredited
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2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession102
Drug law violations222
Liquor law violations18134
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession002
Drug law violations210
Liquor law violations1873
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape5913
Fondling744
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery130
Aggravated assault544
Burglary181921
Motor vehicle theft111
Arson001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape5812
Fondling423
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery100
Aggravated assault442
Burglary877
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson001
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • 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.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate1.3%1.4%1.8%
Number in default7785106
Number in repayment5,6885,8545,741
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)