Explore Boston University Hillel

BU Hillel Mission: Inspire, educate and empower BU students to lead meaningful, joyous Jewish lives. Vision: Every student makes an enduring commitment to ignite their Jewish identity, activate community, and engage the world around them.

Undergraduate Enrollment

4,000 Jewish Students (22.6%*)
17,668 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

2,000 Jewish Students (11.0%*)
18,255 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator Yes
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor
  • Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program, University approved programs, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow Yes
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

BU Hillel Dining is a part of Boston University Dining Services. Our dining hall features two open air display kitchens (meat and vegan). The highest quality food is served, and is under strict supervision. The menu is a unique blend of traditional Jewish foods, innovative concepts, display cooking, and a full menu comprised of a salad bar, hot and cold entrees, vegetarian options and desserts. Our award winning kosher dining program is open for Lunch Monday-Saturday from 11:30am-2:00pm. Dinner is served Monday-Saturday from 5-7pm. BU Hillel Dining also serves meals for all holidays (including kosher for Passover) and Friday night Shabbat and Saturday Shabbat lunch.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost;Kosher food available nearby

Religious Services

BU Hillel offers multiple egalitarian and traditional Friday night Shabbat services followed by Shabbat dinner. BU Hillel also offer High Holiday services and services for major Jewish holidays. Please check our website for further details.

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Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 19%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $63,798
  • Tuition Out-of-State $63,798
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 78% / 23%
  • Greek Life Yes

Related Scholarships

Check out some of the scholarships available for Boston University Jewish undergraduate students.

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Brooks Family Scholarship

Recipients of the Brooks Family Scholarship are Boston University CAS students acknowledged for their outstanding performance in Jewish Studies and related fields

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Levine, Martin Family Scholarship

Recipients of the Levine, Martin Family Scholarship are Boston University students from any BU school or college acknowledged for their outstanding performance in Jewish Studies and related fields.

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Henry J and Carole Pinkney Research Scholarship

The Henry J and Carole Pinkney Research Scholarship supports any Boston University undergraduate or graduate student's research in Jewish Studies. Students can request funds to cover travel expenses, conference fees, and other costs directly related to research or professional development.

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213 Bay State Road, Florence and Chafetz Hillel House
Boston MA 02215 US
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