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Boston University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $33,792 $35,418 $37,050 $38,440 3.8%
Books and supplies $792 $840 $860 $940 9.3%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $10,480 $10,950 $11,418 $11,848 3.8%
Other $1,636 $1,692 $1,772 $1,772 0.0%
Off Campus          
Room and board $10,480 $10,950 $11,418 $11,848 3.8%
Other $1,636 $1,692 $1,772 $1,772 0.0%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $5,116 $5,342 $5,490 $5,520 0.5%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $46,700 $48,900 $51,100 $53,000 3.7%
Off Campus $46,700 $48,900 $51,100 $53,000 3.7%
Off Campus with Family $39,700 $41,600 $43,400 $44,900 3.5%

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Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2008
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 38,010 15,420 22,590
Percent admitted 54% 52% 56%
Percent admitted who enrolled 20% 20% 20%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Recommendations X  
Formal demonstration of competencies X  
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2008 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 3,736 90%
ACT 1,459 35%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 580 670
SAT Math 600 690
SAT Writing 590 680
ACT Composite 25 30
ACT English 26 30
ACT Math 26 31

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education 12/1/1929 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools 1/1/1925 -   Accredited
American College of Nurse-Midwives, Division of Accreditation
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses 7/15/1991 -   Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Endodontics 12/8/1967 -   Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology- (OMP) 12/8/1967 -   Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) 12/8/1967 -   Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 12/8/1967 -   Accredited
Pediatric Dentistry 12/8/1967 -   Accredited
Periodontics 12/8/1967 -   Accredited
Prosthodontics 12/8/1967 -   Accredited
Dentistry (DENT) - Programs leading to the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree; advanced dental education programs (general practice residency, advanced general dentistry, and specialty programs) 12/11/1970 -   Accredited
Dental Public Health 12/5/1975 -   Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) 12/8/1988 -   Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship 9/1/1989 -   Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics 4/1/1999 -   Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs 7/1/1965 -   Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist 3/1/1932 -   Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 10/1/1948 -   Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs 6/17/1966 -   Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs 10/1/1994 - 10/1/1999 Resigned
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology 10/1/1999 -   Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration 7/1/1978 -   Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology 7/1/1938 -   Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language 12/1/2000 -   Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PH) - Graduate schools of public health 1/10/1981 -   Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree 7/1/1942 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1938 -   Accredited