Boston University Housing: On-Campus & Off-Campus Residences, Cost of Living
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.
Explore Campus here!
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:
|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|
|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 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:
|Fall semester move-in||To be disclosed|
|Fall semester ends||December 19, 2021- residence closes|
|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 Boston.com
- Apartment source
- All Boston Apartments.
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.