Boston University

Boston University

Boston University is in the heart of Boston, and is ranked #39 of global universities by U.S. News & World Report. In recognition of its undergraduate education and research, BU was named to the prestigious Association of American Universities. More than 250 programs of study are offered, and students study with award-winning faculty including Fulbright scholars, a MacArthur fellow, or dozens of Guggenheim fellows. The student to faculty ratio is 10:1, and the average class size is 27. Students benefit from extensive global research and internship opportunities and a network of more than 300,000 alumni in 189 countries.

Top Reasons to go to BU

Opportunities to maximize your education. The most academically ambitious students can participate in a number of Dual Degree or combined BA/MA programs, the Seven-Year Accelerated Medical Program, Honors in the Major programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, or the Kilachand Honors College. 

A BU degree opens doors. CEOs and recruiters have ranked BU grads #5 in the US and #6 worldwide 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 100 study abroad programs and 4,000 internship opportunities throughout the world. 

BU invests in your future. The Center for Career Development (CCD) begins advising students freshman year. And we have extensive networks to help you find internships both in Boston and abroad. 

We are the world. We prepare the next generation of global leaders by teaching students from more than 100 countries to adopt a global perspective. And our ranking as the #39 Best Global University by U.S. News & World Report is a testament to our worldwide connections.

The best way to see if BU is a good fit for you is to come to campus where you’ll meet current students, take a tour, and hear from the board of admissions on what makes an application competitive. Every fall, we also travel the world to visit you in your area! Visit to learn more. If you can’t make it to campus, be sure to check out our virtual tour (

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