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BU Facts & Stats

A quick, by-the-numbers overview of Boston University and our community for fiscal year 2021.

Quick Facts & Stats

$564.6M

Research Expenditures

70+

Study Abroad Programs

$502.6M

Research Awards

Community
  • Student Body

    33,678
  • Living Alumni

    407,000+
  • Total Employees

    10,406
  • Faculty

    4,107
  • Nondegree Students

    1,216
  • Graduate & Professional Students

    15,932
  • Undergraduate Students

    16,530
Campus
  • Classrooms

    850
  • Buildings

    347
  • Laboratories

    1,772
  • Libraries

    12
  • Campus Area (acres)

    175
Academics
  • Study Abroad Programs

    70+
  • Average Class Size

    27
  • Faculty

    4,107
  • Student/Faculty Ratio

    10:1
  • Schools and Colleges

    17
  • Programs of Study

    300+
Grant & Contract Awards
  • Research Expenditures

    $564.6M
  • Research Awards

    $502.6M
  • BMC Clinical Research Grants (FY20)

    $88.0M
Undergraduate Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Average Total Need-Based Financial Aid

    $49,407
  • Average Need-Based Grant/Scholarship

    $44,479
  • Grants & Scholarships (need-based)

    $300.7M
  • Grants & Scholarships (non-need-based)

    $27.8M
Student Life
  • Community Service Hours

    1.6M+
  • Alternative Service Breaks Participants

    300+
  • BU on Social

    new accounts daily
  • Cultural & Religious Organizations

    70+
  • Community Service & Justice Organizations

    80+
  • Academic & Professional Organizations

    140+
  • Art & Performance Organizations

    60+
  • Student Organizations

    450+
  • First-Year Student Outreach Project Volunteers

    800+
Research
  • Faculty Publications

    6,000+
  • Student UROP Participants

    450+
  • Centers & Institutes

    130+
International Community
  • Global Initiatives

    300+
  • Cultural Student Groups

    50+
  • Alumni Countries

    180+
  • International Students

    11,000+
Athletics
  • Intramural Sports & Tournaments

    12+
  • Club and Intramural Sports Participants

    7,000+
  • Club Sports Teams

    34
  • Varsity Sports

    24