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Originally a Methodist seminary founded in 1839, Boston University is one of 61 research universities with membership to the Association of American Universities. Located in Boston, Massachusetts it is one of the largest independent, nonprofit universities in the United States of America. Its most renowned alumnus is Martin Luther King Jr. 

Boston University offers bachelor's degreesmaster's degrees, and doctorates, and medical, dental, and law degrees through its 18 schools and colleges: College of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, College of Communication, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, College of General Studies, College of Health &Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, Metropolitan College, Questrom School of Business, Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, School of Education, Frederick S Pardee School of Global Studies, School of Hospitality Administration, School of Law, School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Social Work, School of Theology, Division of Military Education, Arvind and the Honors College. The most popular majors at Boston University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Engineering.

The total student population at the Boston University is more than 32,000 students of which over 17,900 are enrolled in undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 11:1 and the acceptance rate is 33%.

BU's renowned journalism program offers an internship program for aspiring journalists, placing them part-time during the year and full-time during the summer at publications across Boston. Nearly a 25% of the student body is comprised of international students; the university also hosts more than 100 study abroad programs on six continents.

Notable Alumni: Martin Luther King Jr. (American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement), Howard Allan Stern (American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer), Geena Davis (American actress, film producer, writer, voice actress, former fashion model, and former archer)

Boston University Programs

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Boston University Cost of studies


Bachelors: $54,720

Masters: Fees vary for each program

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Boston University Deadlines

Bachelors: January 2

Masters: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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Boston University Scholarships

1. Boston University Presidential Scholarship

The Board of Admissions grants the Presidential Scholarship to about three percent of incoming first-year students who demonstrate exceptional educational accomplishment. In addition to being among the most academically proficient students, Boston college scholars must demonstrate excellence beyond the schoolroom. This scholarship is for undergraduate students in all fields and International students are also eligible for this scholarship. 

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines

- The Committee selects scholars on the basis of Admission on academic excellence, significant community service involvement, demonstrated leadership ability, and potential.

- No essays or additional application forms are required. 

- This scholarship is for undergraduate, incoming freshmen only. Transfer students are not eligible for consideration.

- You should submit your TOEFL iBT or IELTS score. 100 on the TOEFL iBT and 7.5 band on the IELTS is recommended.

- You should score 650 or above on the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing or 29 or more on the ACT English section.

How to Apply:

- An online application should be submitted through the Common Application Portal. 

- Follow the instructions on the portal and update the required information accordingly.

2. Boston University Trustee Scholarship

Boston University welcomes approximately 20 outstanding International students to the Trustee Scholars Program. In addition to exceptional educational credentials, Trustee students are intellectually and creatively bold and demonstrate experiences, viewpoints or achievements beyond the usual. At Boston University, Trustee Scholars become part of a unique campus community that offers many cultural, intellectual and social opportunities. This scholarship is for undergraduate students from all around the world. 

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines

Students will be auto-considered for this scholarship when they apply for the courses on which this scholarship is applicable.

- You must have passed High School.

- You should submit your TOEFL score of at least 90-100 and a minimum score of 20 in each section. 

- You should score 7 or higher in ITELS.

- You will have to write an essay, in 600 words or less, and submit through the Common Application.

How to Apply:

- An online application should be submitted through the Common Application Portal. 

- Follow the instructions on the portal and update the required information accordingly.

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