Boston University

One Silber Way, Boston, MA
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Questions and Answers about Boston University

Lea C.
4 months ago
Is there a separate due date and application process to be considered for Kilachand Honors College?
Lea C.
4 months ago
If you are rejected by the 7 year bs/md program are you unable to apply regular admission to BU?
Bahara A.
4 months ago
Does Boston University help students who are from low income family with housing?
Lisa K.
5 months ago
If you do not send in your SAT score, will your chances of getting accepted lower?
Agustina G.
5 months ago
What kind of support do BU international students get through their academic career?
Brooklyn B.
5 months ago
How do I apply for a band scholarship to go to Boston university?
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Majors offered at Boston University

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Communication, General
Economics

Academics at Boston University

1330-1500
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
30-33
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Selectivity
Selective (22% Acceptance Rate)
School type
4-year institution

Demographics for Boston University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Boston University Students22%21%40%23%3%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%38%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Boston University Students
18%
79%
Male
Female
< 4% Gender nonconforming
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Student reviews of Boston University

by Bold.org students

3.7

5

4

3

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Recommended by

88% of students

Known for

Close to activities in a city
Safe campus
Accessible and helpful professors
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
LGBTQ+ friendly
Kathryn Lakin
Cooking
Singing
Baking
Music + 5 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Academics: If you're a humanities major, BU is absolutely worth looking into. I have only enrolled in one class that had more than 50 people (it had 60). All of the professors are genuinely interested in what you have to say, and most of the English professors are generous with extensions if needed. Dorms: If you live in the normal freshman dorms (Warren and West), tough luck. Try to get placed into one of the smaller halls if you can, unless you really want to socialize. Housing is really luck of the draw, but it is guaranteed as long as you pay your deposit on time. Food: Granby/Hillel is the best dining hall. Marciano is a solid second place with more variety. The GSU has lots of options, but it can get pricey if you eat there all the time. Social Life: BU is huge, so don't plan on a community automatically forming around you. Go to club meetings and on-campus events.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

If you are an engineering major, your schedule will have absolutely no room for anything else. STEM majors make sure you get good professors because the classes are large, and office hours are a must.

Emily Liang
Cooking
Weightlifting
Business And Entrepreneurship

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

City campus, great professors

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Too cold

Anshi Mittal
Painting and Studio Art

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

It can certainly be hard to get good grades within Questrom, the school of Business but with good time management and practice study skills, it is most certainly achievable. The campus itself is one of my favorite parts of Boston since it's not your typical campus with all the buildings lined up alongside Commonwealth Avenue and it is extremely easy to venture out and into the city of Boston. The clubs at BU have a lot of potentials and can be extremely helpful in helping you with career goals.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The classes can be ridiculously hard and it is not easy to find internships or co-ops within the school so that requires extra work and exploration outside the campus.

Elise Reehl
Acting And Theater
Animals
German
Dance + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the diversity of students, the excellence of the professors, and the dedication to learning. Also, there are so many exciting things to do on campus and any extracurricular you could think of. Community is not hard to find even though the campus is so big.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Sometimes it can be overwhelming to be in a city and if you don't actively try to find things to do, you can be lonely stuck at home.

Lucas Teed
Art
Poetry

1.0

WHAT I LIKED

Not much

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

How they treated marginalized students

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

My education has been wonderful. I have learned from the greatest professors in the industry and have met wonderful people along the way. BU is more than just a school, it’s an experience.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food is not the best around campus.

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