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Boston University

Boston, MA

According to its mission statement, "Boston University is an international, comprehensive, private research university, committed to educating students to be reflective, resourceful individuals ready to live, adapt, and lead in an interconnected world. Boston University is committed to generating new knowledge to benefit society." [Source]

Website: http://www.bu.edu/

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18,229
Undergraduate
Enrollment
84%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$59,816
Tuition & Fees
(annually)

11:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
1.4%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

YES

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

HALF

Science

HALF


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Curriculum last evaluated: 9/23/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.