BU Facts & Stats

A quick, by-the-numbers overview of Boston University and our community for fiscal year 2022.

Quick Facts & Stats

$630.7M

Research Expenditures

70+

Study Abroad Programs

$531.2M

Research Awards

Community
  • Student Body

    36,809
  • Living Alumni

    414,500+
  • Total Employees

    10,468
  • Faculty

    4,187
  • Nondegree Students

    1,282
  • Graduate & Professional Students

    17,937
  • Undergraduate Students

    17,590
Campus
  • Classrooms

    846
  • Buildings

    343
  • Laboratories

    1,495
  • Libraries

    13
  • Campus Area (acres)

    140
Academics
  • Study Abroad Programs

    70+
  • Average Class Size

    30
  • Faculty

    4,187
  • Student/Faculty Ratio

    11:1
  • Schools and Colleges

    17
  • Programs of Study

    300+
Grant & Contract Awards
  • Research Expenditures

    $630.7M
  • Research Awards

    $531.2M
  • BMC Clinical Research Grants (FY21)

    $110.0M
Undergraduate Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Average Total Need-Based Financial Aid

    $53,073
  • Average Need-Based Grant/Scholarship

    $48,604
  • Grants & Scholarships (need-based)

    $346.6M
  • Grants & Scholarships (non-need-based)

    $26.9M
Student Life
  • Community Service Hours

    130,000+
  • Alternative Service Breaks Participants

    65+
  • BU on Social

    new accounts daily
  • Cultural & Religious Organizations

    80+
  • Community Service & Justice Organizations

    80+
  • Academic & Professional Organizations

    130+
  • Art & Performance Organizations

    60+
  • Student Organizations

    450+
  • First-Year Student Outreach Project Volunteers

    800+
Research
  • Faculty Publications

    7,000+
  • Student UROP Participants

    450+
  • Centers & Institutes

    130+
International Community
  • Global Initiatives

    300+
  • Cultural Student Groups

    60+
  • Alumni Countries

    180+
  • International Students

    10,000+
Athletics
  • Intramural Sports & Tournaments

    12+
  • Club and Intramural Sports Participants

    7,000+
  • Club Sports

    34
  • Varsity Sports

    24