Boston University

Boston U Demographics & Diversity Report

How diverse is Boston University? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the facts about diversity at Boston U. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

Boston U Student Population

How Many Students Attend Boston University?

Boston U total enrollment is approximately 33,720 students.

16,978 are undergraduates and 10,576 are graduate students.

Boston U Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Boston U undergraduate population is made up of 59% women, and 41% men.

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Boston U Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 6,102
International 3,803
Asian 2,879
Hispanic 1,965
Unknown 815
Multi-Ethnic 721
Black or African American 673
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 13

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Boston U Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 57% of full-time grad students are women, and 43% men.

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Boston U Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
International 4,095
White 3,849
Asian 963
Hispanic 614
Unknown 509
Black or African American 296
Multi-Ethnic 237
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 6

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Boston U achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #51 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  51 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  98.58 out of 100
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This college ranks above average in overall diversity, which means there is high variety on campus in racial/ethnic diversity, ages, gender, and location.

How Does Boston U Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Boston U is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Extremely Racially/Ethnically Diverse

29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Boston U is ranked 493 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  493 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  87.02 out of 100
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High racial diversity in the student body means plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn from students with different backgrounds and cultures than you.

Boston U Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 12,812
International 8,809
Asian 4,412
Hispanic 3,031
Unknown 2,202
Black or African American 1,332
Multi-Ethnic 1,078
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 22

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Boston University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 7,549
Asian 789
Black or African American 588
Multi-Ethnic 109
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Average Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

Boston U ranks 1,700 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  1700 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  55.16 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 19,648 female students and 14,072 male students at Boston U.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Boston U is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  97.37 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 5,225 female teachers and 4,957 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 1% in Geographic Diversity
78.42% Out of State
25.02% Out of the Country

Boston U ranks 20 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

78.42% of Boston U students come from out of state, and 25.02% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  99 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 46 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Massachusetts 574
New York 439
California 283
New Jersey 224
Florida 156

International Students at Boston U

Students from 138 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, India, and South Korea.

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High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
32.03% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  77.99 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Boston U, 32.03% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
22-24 9,478
20-21 8,104
25-29 7,350
30-34 2,885
35 and over 2,714
18-19 2,581
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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