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of enrolled domestic students are students of color


First-generation college students


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of enrolled students are Pell-Grant recipients

Response to SCOTUS Decision

BU Admissions remains committed to attracting and enrolling a diverse student body.  We firmly believe that diversity enriches the educational experience of all students and promotes a deeper understanding of different cultures, perspectives, and ideas.  By bringing together students from varied backgrounds, lived experiences, and identities, BU fosters an academic and residential community that encourages intellectual growth, critical thinking, and collaboration. These principles reflect the University’s commitment to the value of diversity, the highest  standards of academic excellence, and our unwavering commitment to inclusion and equity.

Access and diversity are integral to BU’s DNA as evidenced by our class profile. While we are disappointed with the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the consideration of race in admissions, BU Admissions will, to the extent permitted by law, continue to practice holistic admissions to identify students whose varied life experiences, academic interests, and talents will contribute to the dynamic educational environment of the University.

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