Boston University - [BU], Massachusetts, Boston - Accommodation

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    Boston University Housing: On-Campus & Off-Campus Residences, Cost of Living

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    A home for 16,000 students and over 10,000 faculty members, Boston University is a community of global thinkers, ambitious students, and leaders. Set in a small urban environment, Boston University offers a range of housing options to choose from.

    International applicants getting admissions with BU can look forward to living on-campus at the university accommodations.The cost of living on-campus with Boston University housing can range from $10,990 to $19,380. For Indian students this estimates to around 14.05 lakhs INR a year.

    Whether you choose to live in brownstone or Charles river, finding a place on-campus housing at BU to call home is easy to find. The close knit student community, endless study & extracurricular opportunities, vibrant social life, and award winning dining choices are some of the reasons why students choose on-campus housing to study at BU.

    Boston University Accommodations: Student Residents

    Boston University housing allows students to live around diverse and genius minds. There are four major styles of housing at BU- large-traditional style, small-traditional style, apartment-style, and student village.

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    Large-Traditional Boston University Housing

    There are seven towers and halls offered in large-traditional style BU accommodations. The details of the same are discussed below:

    Residence Hall/Tower Number of Residences Type of Accommodation Capacity
    West Campus 3 Claflin, Sleeper, Rich Hall Singles, double, triples, quads 610+612+629
    Warren Towers 3 Fairfield, Marshall, Shields Tower Singles, double, quads 595+599+601
    Kilachand Hall 2-8 residential floors 4-5 person suite style rooms 416
    Myles Standish Hall 1-9 residential floors Single and Double room suites 720
    The Towers 1-9 residential floors Doubles on Single gender floor 521
    1019 Commonwealth Avenue 1-6 residential floors Double room in suites 274
    Danielsen Hall 1-10 residential floors Singles, doubles, triples 283

    Small-Traditional Boston University Housing

    All three on-campus housing at Brownstones are small-traditional style BU residences. The details of these are as follows:

    Residence Communities
    South Campus Brownstones Earth house, Core Curriculum House, Engineering House, Community Service House
    East & Central Campus Brownstones Multiple bedrooms for single and double occupancy
    Bay State Road Brownstones 11 speciality houses

    Apartment-Style Boston University housing

    There are two major apartment-style living- East campus apartments and South Campus Apartments.

    • East campus apartments: Offers shared and single one-bedroom apartments or studio apartments
    • South Campus Apartments: Offers studio apartments for 1 or 2 and one bedroom apartments shared among two. There are also multiple bedroom apartments available for single and sharing.

    Student Villages Accommodation at Boston University

    The modern urban living set-up offering housing to over 800 students in apartment style units is student villages of Boston University. There are two student housing villages at BU- 10 Buick Street and 33 Harry Agganis Way.

    • 10 Buick Street: Only available to juniors and seniors, these are four person apartments.
    • 33 Harry Agganis Way: Available to juniors and seniors only, this accommodates over 960 students.

    Cost of on-Campus Boston University Housing

    The residence and dining rates for 2021 and 2022 Boston University housing are discussed below:

    Type of Residence Residence Cost
    Traditional Style*
    Double-room (std. min. rate) 10,990
    Multiple-occupancy room in suite 11,690
    Multiple-occupancy room in en-suite in commonwealth avenue, Kilachand, Myles standish halls 12,440
    Double room in suite in 33 Harry Agganis Way 13,670
    Single without private bathroom 14,290
    Single room in suite in 33 Harry Agganis 15,670
    Single with Private bath 15,330
    Apartment-Style Living
    Apartment with 2 or more students 14,510
    Single room in an apartment 17,460
    Single room in four-person apartment 18,690
    Single room in two-person apartment 19,280
    Apartment with one student 19,380

    Note: You will be required to pay dining fee prices $5,850 annually for traditional style housing at Boston University.

    Boston University Housing Admissions

    75% of the students enrolled with UG courses at Boston University live on-campus with university housing and a starking 99% of first-years/freshman students choose on-campus housing with BU.

    Apply here: Boston University housing portal

    Currently the application process to Boston University housing is open. The academic calendar to follow for students applying for 2021-22 are:

    Semester Dates
    Fall 2021
    Fall semester move-in To be disclosed
    Fall semester ends December 19, 2021- residence closes
    Sprig 2022
    Move-in To be disclosed
    Spring Semester ends May 23, 2022 (for degree students)

    International students looking for options to live off-campus may not be worried, there are plenty of options to look for. The university helps its international students in finding housing and accommodation options outside of campus.

    Boston University Housing: Off-campus

    Off-campus housing facilities are owned and operated by private individuals or companies around Boston University. BU’s off-campus services have roommate and apartment listings. Alongside the listing, the office also provides information about tenant rights and leases. Apart from BU services, students can also look for off-campus housing options through sites like:

    • Boston Craigslist
    • Real estate on
    • Apartment source
    • All Boston Apartments.

    Also Read: Cost of living in USA and Student housing in USA

    There are plenty of options to look forward to when looking for residence in or around Boston University. If you wish to move in, live, or move out of a housing or university accommodation, guidance and support is available at each step. For the students who wish to live in private rooms or apartments, support is offered by the Boston University at every step of your decision to make your experience a complete success.

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