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Boston University (BU) 2019 Financial Aid & Costs

Boston University

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Everything you need to know

about Boston University

Everything you need to know about Boston University

  • 4 Years


  • Private


  • City


  • Large


4 Years

When it comes to choosing where you’ll pursue your higher education, location matters. That’s why it’s important to note that BU is located in the New England region of the United States, with all the amenities and/or charm it brings. About 16,512 undergraduate students attend this institution, which is nestled in the city of Boston, MA. 86% of entering students are first-time, full-time students. This means this school generally caters to traditional students who are going to college right after high school.

Funding your future

Costs & financial aid at Boston University

The full cost of attendance at Boston University is $65,809. To help pay for it:


Apply for Financial Aid

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Got a Pell Grant

Want free money? This is the percentage of students here that got some with Pell Grants.


Get a Federal Loan

Although these loans usually have low interest rates, remember that this is money you do have to pay back.

That big money number above can give you a sense of how expensive it is to go to school here because it includes much more than tuition (books, living expenses, supplies, etc.). Are you ready for it?

Boston University offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorates, and medical, dental, and law degrees through its 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. Here, students can major in African studies, criminal justice, physics, sociology and much more! In 2014, Boston University established it’s newest school called Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies.

The University was also ranked 10th among public health graduate schools, 10th among social work schools, tied for 20th among law schools, tied for 26th in medical schools (primary care), tied for 29th among medical schools (research), 35th among engineering schools, tied for 41st among business schools, and 34th among education schools.

The university’s main campus is located along the Charles River in Boston’s Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods. The Boston University Bridge over the Charles River into Cambridge the dividing line between Main Campus, where most schools and classroom buildings are concentrated, and West Campus.

The West campus houses several athletic facilities and fields, along with the large West Campus dorm, and the new John Hancock Student Village Complex. The Charles River Campus is home to the Mugar Memorial Library, which owns documents belonging to thousands of eminent figures in journalism, diplomacy and the arts.

Boston University takes great pride in its athletic sports teams. The 10 men’s and 14 women’s varsity athletic teams are represented by the official mascot (Rhett the Boston Terrier). The school’s colors are scarlet and white.

The school is not just competitive in the academic but also in the athletic level. The University competes at Division I level in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Boston University men’s hockey team is the most successful on campus, and is a storied college hockey power, with five NCAA championships, most recently in 2009.

What you need to know

When you apply to Boston University

Quick Fact #1quick fact #129% of applicants get accepted to this school.
Quick Fact #2quick fact #2Applications are not open year round. Check this school’s website for specific admissions deadlines.
Quick Fact #3quick fact #3This school requires test scores, like the SAT and ACT, for freshman admission. Be sure to have proof of ’em!
Fun Fact #1fun fact #1This school is strictly for the ambitious. You’ll need high test scores and a dedicated education schedule if you want to go here. Almost all students at this highly competitive four-year school attend full-time.
Fun Fact #2fun fact #298% of undergrad students here are dedicating their lives to their education by attending full-time. But 2% of undergrads are able to attend part-time.
Fun Fact #3fun fact #3Maturity isn’t necessarily tied to age, but it might help. The average age here is 19 — do with that information what you will.

Graduation Outcomes

Your future by the numbers


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Average Federal Student Loan Debt



Typical Monthly Loan Payment


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