Boston University

Boston University

Boston , United States
  • 30
    Acceptance Rate
  • 32551
  • 54720
    Average Cost
  • 89
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by poets laureate, Presidential Award winners, and Fulbright Scholars, among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by $579.4 million in grants and contract awards in FY2019. In fall 2012, BU was invited to join the Association of American Universities, an elite organization of 61 other leading research universities in the United States and Canada.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 130+ countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in LA, D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

A city within a city: Today, 75 percent of our undergrads live on campus, which could explain our 450+ student activity groups alone.

Entry requirements

You are eligible to apply if you’ve completed the equivalent of a US secondary school education, are a GED recipient or have completed a secondary school equivalency exam.

As an additional way to demonstrate your English language proficiency, BU recommends scheduling an optional interview with Duolingo

Scholarship & funding

BU also offers a wide variety of merit scholarships, some covering full tuition.


Student life

The slice of Boston is a mosaic like no other: a swirl of languages, cultures, and religions; more than 500 student clubs; shows and lectures; a state-of-the-art fitness center; a slew of pubs and restaurants; and the thrills and spills of Terrier ice hockey. Come see what BU has to offer.