BU Facts & Stats

A quick, by-the-numbers overview of Boston University and our community for fiscal year 2020.

Quick Facts & Stats

80+

Study Abroad Programs

$574.1M

Research Awards

34,589

Student Body

Community
  • Student Body

    34,589
  • Living Alumni

    398,195
  • Total Employees

    10,517
  • Faculty

    4,171
  • Nondegree Students

    2,008
  • Graduate & Professional Students

    15,645
  • Undergraduate Students

    16,936
Campus
  • Classrooms

    834
  • Buildings

    370
  • Laboratories

    1,681
  • Libraries

    21
  • Campus Area (acres)

    169
Academics
  • Study Abroad Programs

    80+
  • Average Class Size

    27
  • Faculty

    4,171
  • Student/Faculty Ratio

    10:1
  • Schools and Colleges

    17
  • Programs of Study

    300+
Grant & Contract Awards
  • Research Awards

    $574.1M
  • BMC Clinical Research Grants

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

    $46,252
  • Average Need-Based Grant/Scholarship

    $40,969
  • Grants & Scholarships (need-based)

    $275.6M
  • Grants & Scholarships (non-need-based)

    $28.7M
Student Life
  • Community Service Hours

    1.6M+
  • Alternative Service Breaks Participants

    300+
  • BU on Social

    new accounts daily
  • Cultural & Religious Organizations

    60+
  • Community Service & Justice Organizations

    80+
  • Academic & Professional Organizations

    120+
  • 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

    40+
  • Alumni Countries

    180+
  • International Students

    11,000+
Athletics
  • Intramural Sports & Tournaments

    15+
  • Club and Intramural Sports Participants

    7,000+
  • Club Sports Teams

    50
  • Varsity Sports

    24