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Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
Marsh Chapel (Ralph Adams Cram) credit: John Phelan
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
16,628 Undergraduates
29% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Mostly Women
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Boston University
One Silber Way
Boston, Massachusetts
2215
(617) 353-2000
www.bu.edu

Boston University, a private research university in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the top 40 institutions of higher learning in the U.S. It was founded in 1839 and has been historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The school’s official motto is “Learning, Virtue, Piety” and the campus size is 135 acres. People affiliated with BU have won eight Nobel Prizes, 23 Pulitzer Prizes and nine Academy Awards. The school boasts 10 Rhodes Scholars, 48 Sloan Fellows and six Marshall Scholars. Notable alumni include civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., journalist and TV host Bill O’Reilly, actors Jason Alexander and Michael Chiklis, actresses Faye Dunaway and Julianne Moore, radio host Howard Stern, author Jhumpa Lahiri and sports commentator Bill Simmons. The school’s colors are white and scarlet and its mascot is Rhett the Boston Terrier. BU’s sporting affiliations are NCAA Division I – Patriot League and Hockey East, and the 23 varsity sports include men’s basketball, lacrosse and ice hockey, and women’s ice hockey, lacrosse, softball and track and field. Boston University men's hockey team has won five NCAA championships. BU has a castle on campus, and in the castle basement, there is a BU bar operated by the university.

Location

Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles with an estimated population of 685,094 in 2017, making it also the most populous city in the New England region. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
39%

Men

61%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

99%

Live On Campus

582

New Transfer Students

Admissions
29%

Acceptance Rate

21%

Enrollment Yield

1220-1420

SAT Range

57,441

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$31,539

Typical Cost

$52,082

Average Tuition

54%

Recieve Financial Aid

94%

Have Loans

$25,000

Median Debt

Academics
10.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

35

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

484

Doctorates Awareded

Business Management And Administration

Top Major

16

Faculty Awards

20

National Academy Members

444

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Notable, has some of the best college food in the U.S.

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 450 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, there are eight fraternities and 12 sororities and 13 percent of students participate

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Patriot League

Track & Field Conference:

Patriot League

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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