Boston University is located in the heart of Boston and, in recognition of its excellence in undergraduate education and research, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. More than 300 programs of study are offered, and students study with award-winning faculty including Fulbright scholars, a MacArthur fellow, or Guggenheim fellows. Students enjoy smaller, tight-knit campus communities with the resources of a large University thanks to a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1 and an average class size of 27. Undergraduates also benefit from extensive global research and internship opportunities, and a network of more than 300,000 alumni in 180+ countries. Graduates go on to find lasting success, with 96% finding employment or placement in graduate programs, fellowships, or the military within six months of completing their degree.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Additional Information

Top Reasons to go to BU

A BU degree opens doors. CEOs and recruiters have ranked BU grads #18 in the US for employability, thanks to the combined theoretical and practical education you’ll receive here. 

You’ll learn with the crème de la crème. Undergraduates study and live with classmates who ranked in the top 7% of their high school classes and had an A- average. 

Research opportunities abound. Our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) offers hundreds of options, funding student research under a faculty mentor.
Nearly half of BU undergrads study abroad. We have more than 80 study abroad programs and 4,000 internship opportunities throughout the world. 

The best way to see if BU is a good fit for you is to come to campus or schedule a virtual information session where you’ll meet current students, and hear from the board of admissions on what makes an application competitive. Visit to learn more. If you can’t make it to campus, be sure to check out our virtual tour (

"I worked as a research assistant in BU's Eldred Lab of Neurobiology right here on campus. Getting the internship was as simple as approaching my introductory biology professor and expressing interest in his lab's work. It shows the faculty's commitment towards their students excelling in their academic endeavors, and that you will be taking courses with leading professors from day one."

Biraaj Mahajan, Biology major, specialization in neurobiology

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233 Bay State Rd
Boston, MA 02215, United States of America

Phone number

(617) 353-2300


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