Boston University

Boston University

ABOUT THE SCHOOL
With a total enrollment of over 30,000 students, Boston University is one of the largest private research universities in the US and one of only three universities in Boston and Cambridge to be named to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). Located next to the Fenway in the heart of Boston, its campus is practically one with the city that surrounds it, stretching for 1.3 miles along Commonwealth Avenue, one of Boston’s main thoroughfares. If you want to study in a diverse, funky, artsy, youth-oriented urban setting, look no further. Moreover, 24% of the university’s first-year students are international students (Class of 2020), making BU one of the most international places to study in the US. The university is also a leader in study abroad and global engagement. With more than 250 programs and 10 undergraduate schools and colleges, BU combines a strong foundation in the liberal arts with pre-professional studies. And the best thing about it is the high level of flexibility from start to finish: students can pursue their interests across the entire university and mix and match courses and majors as they like. For more on Boston University, see www.bu.edu/info/about.

MOST POPULAR MAJORS
Business, social sciences, communications, biology and life sciences, engineering, archaeology, marine biology, astronomy. For a complete list of undergraduate programs of study see www.bu.edu/admissions/academics/programs/majors/

FAST FACTS
Undergraduate students: 15,906
Graduate students: 9,945
International students: 24%
Student-to-faculty ration: 12:1
Classes with fewer than 20 students: 58%
4-year graduation rate: 80%
Selectivity: More selective
Fall 2015 acceptance rate: 33%
SAT test scores (middle 50%):  650-730 (Reading),  650-760 (Math)
ACT test scores (middle 50%): 28-32
Recommended minimum TOEFL: 90-100
Application deadline: Jan 1
Tuition and fees: $50,240
Room and board: $14,870

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students applying to BU are eligible for two types of merit-based scholarships. Scholarship recipients typically rank in the top 5-10% of their class.
*Presidential Scholarship: $20,000 tuition, valid for up to four years of study
* Trustee Scholarship: BU’s most prestigious scholarship. Full tuition plus orientation and mandatory fees; valid for up to four years of study. for more information, see: www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/tuition-aid-scholarships/scholarships/international/

HOW TO APPLY
For detailed information about the application process for international students, see www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/international/

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