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There are 5 comments on Class of 2022, by the Numbers

  1. colleges including bu put too much on metrics. I am sure there are some great students that didn’t get in because of metrics
    I hope bu considers some of these students

  2. Congratulations to the class of 2022! I sincerely hope that BU administration works toward achieving equity for the 17.4% of class members from low-income families. The path to BU was undoubtedly challenging for these students, and their place at the university is not simply a means for administration to check a box on working toward diversity and inclusion. The success of these students is crucial to BU’s standing and social progress in general, and I hope the university supports these gifted young people to have as many opportunities to pursue valuable experiences at BU as their wealthy peers.

  3. It’s interesting that they included a statistic about 17.4% of students being from low-income backgrounds. I am interested in how those students will be retained over four years at BU, and to what degree of debt they are taking on. As someone that would have fallen into this statistic in 2011, my experience at BU was markedly different from those that did not fall into that percentage point (the vast majority of the population).

    I am also interested to know how many of these students, and the general student population, come from Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and other cities/towns that border Boston. As a freshman at BU, I was shocked by how few students were actually from Boston. Years later, I have integrated into the community and work as a community-based advocate serving low-income communities in Boston and it would be an understatement to say that there is a lot of animosity between long-term residents of the City and the Universities. BU has a particularly bad reputation as compared with Northeastern & BC with regards to their dedication of resources to Boston’s low-income students.

    I think having such a high degree of international students is great and certainly enriched my experience in the classroom, but I also know that BU is dedicated to those students for a dual-purpose: full tuition payments and use of on-campus housing.

    Basically, the TL:DR is: I hope that those 17.4% of students have an equitable experience as compared to their wealthier counterparts, and I hope that BU tries to commit the same resources that they commit to recruiting international students to recruiting students from Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury.

  4. As it relates to yield, these metrics are terrible when you deflate the ED applicants. Based on that, the BU, non-ED yield rate is south of 18%!!! Not impressive at all!

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