Common Data Set

2017-2018 Common Data Set Last Updated: March 2018

Click on the links below to look at individual sections of the Boston University Common Data Set:

A. General Information

This includes information that classify Boston University and basic contact information for the university and admissions offices.

B. Enrollment and Persistence

Enrollment data by gender, student classification, race/ethnicity; graduation rate information, and degrees awarded in the previous year.

C. First‐Time, First‐Year (Freshman) Admission

Admission data for the previous admission cohort, admission requirements for freshmen applicants, and the admission decision process.

D. Transfer Admission

Transfer student admission and enrollment information and statistics.

E. Academic Offerings and Policies

Information on specialized study programs, course work required for graduation, and information on university library collections.

F. Student Life

Student characteristics, student organizations, ROTC, and housing.

G. Annual Expenses

Undergraduate costs, expenses for a typical program, and credit charges.

H. Financial Aid

Aid awarded to enrolled undergraduates by type and need; average need met, package size, and type; student indebtedness; international aid information; and financial aid form requirements.

I. Instructional Faculty

Faculty characteristics, student-faculty ratio, and class size.

J. Degrees Conferred

Degrees conferred in the past year by topic and degree-type.

Archived Annual Common Data Sets: