Founded The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) at Boston University was founded in 1873 as the College of Liberal Arts. The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GRS) was founded in 1874 as the School of All Sciences.
Dean Stan Sclaroff, interim dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and professor of computer science
Enrollment CAS enrollment (2015/16): Undergraduate enrollment, 6,777; Graduate enrollment, 1,762
Student-Faculty Ratio 12:1
First-Year Student Profile The fall 2016 freshman class of 1,636 students has a mean high school GPA of 3.65 and a mean composite SAT score of 1990. The entering student population consists of 63 percent female and 37 percent male.
Diversity The CAS Class of 2020 demonstrates a wide range of ethnic diversity; 18.6% identify as Asian, 10% as Hispanic, and 6.1% as African American. The entering class has students from 47 countries and territories, with 22.9% of the class identifying as international. The majority of international students join us from China, South Korea, and India.
Faculty (2015/16) Full-time instructional faculty: 720; part-time faculty:144; total: 864
Faculty Awards Our faculty includes a Nobel Laureate, a MacArthur fellow, a former Poet Laureate of the U.S., a National Book Award winner, 16 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and 43 Guggenheim fellows.
Degrees Conferred During 2016/17, the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences conferred 1,569 bachelor’s degrees, 295 master’s degrees (MA, MFA, and MS), and 175 doctoral degrees.
Number of Living Alumni 82,234 (CAS); 23,300(GRS)
Tuition Full-time undergraduate tuition (2017/18) is $50,980 per year, plus housing, meals, and expenses.
Financial Aid In the 2015/16 academic year, BU undergraduate students received over $218.5 million in grants and scholarships.
Sponsored Research The total dollar amount of new grants and contracts generated for 2016/17 was $61.4 million.