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Boston U Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
Who is the typical student at Boston U? College Factual wanted to know the truth so we crunched the numbers. We analyzed racial diversity, gender ratios, age and geographic origins of college campuses accross the U.S. The results of the Boston University <nil> diversity report are below.

Boston U Student Population

32,718 Total Students
16,026 Undergraduates
10,246 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend Boston University?

Boston U total enrollment is approximately 32,718 students. 16,026 are undergraduates and 10,246 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.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Boston U Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 5,552
International 3,450
Asian 3,023
Hispanic 1,910
Multi-Ethnic 721
Unknown 704
Black or African American 652
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 11

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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.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Boston U Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 3,965
International 3,512
Asian 1,024
Hispanic 689
Unknown 449
Black or African American 352
Multi-Ethnic 244
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

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Racial/Ethnic Diversity

32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
Medium Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity

Boston U Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 12,490
International 8,042
Asian 4,710
Hispanic 3,106
Unknown 1,852
Black or African American 1,378
Multi-Ethnic 1,109
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 19

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Boston University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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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Boston U Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 19,034 female students and 13,684 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.


More about Boston U faculty.

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

High 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.


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%.

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


*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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