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Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • 57 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 78 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 79 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 91 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 64 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 81 QS World University Rankings 2018
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About Boston University

Boston University also known as BU, is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. It has more than 4,000 faculty members and over 31,000 students. Boston University is one of the largest private universities in the United States and one of Boston's largest employers. The university is nonsectarian.

BU is categorized as an RU/VH Research University which is a very high research activity, in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.In 2009–2010, BU had onversted $407.8 million on expenditures, or $553 million if the research led by the Medical School faculty at Boston Medical Center is included.BU is a member of the Boston Consortium for Higher Education.

The university offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, and medical and dental degrees through 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses.

Campus information

As a result of its continual expansion, the Charles River campus contains an array of architecturally diverse buildings. The College of Arts and Sciences, Marsh Chapel (site of the Marsh Chapel Experiment), and the School of Theology buildings are the university's most recognizable.

A sizable amount of the campus is traditional Boston brownstone, especially at Bay State Road and South Campus where BU has acquired almost every townhouse those areas offer. The buildings are primarily dormitories but many also serve as various institutes as well as department offices.

Boston University's housing system is the nation's 10th largest among four year colleges. BU was originally a commuter school, but the university now guarantees the option of on-campus housing for four years for all undergraduate students. Currently, 76% of the undergraduate population lives on campus. Boston University requires that all students living in dormitories be enrolled in a year-long meal plan with several combinations of meals and dining points which can be used as cash in on-campus facilities.

The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood. BU also operates 75 study abroad programs in over 33 cities in over 20 countries and has internship opportunities in 10 different countries (including the United States and abroad).


  • Boston University offers on-campus which is the key to completing your BU experience. Boston University residences provide safe and easy access to classes, study groups, the library, and campus activities.
  • Boston University offers off-campus housing which are divided into many types:
    • Large Dorms
    • Small Dorms
    • Student Village
    • Apartments
    • Floor Plan


Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Creative Arts & Design 2 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 5 Mass Communication & Media 2


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