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Boston University

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50K-52K
Private
Very High
26,508
3,277
7,479

Overview

is a major global research institution, creating breakthroughs in everything from African studies to zebrafish genetics. With over 33,000 part-time and full-time undergraduate and graduate students and nearly 10,000 faculty and staff spread across 17 schools and colleges, BU’s three city campuses are always humming. Established in 1869 by three Methodist businessmen, Boston University has since evolved into the largest university in Boston and the fourth-largest private university in the country.

In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked BU 37th in the nation and 39th among global universities. The faculty features a Pulitzer Prize winner, a MacArthur fellow, a former US Poet Laureate, and dozens of Guggenheim fellows. Our graduates are among the most employable in the country and the world—5th and 6th, respectively, according to Times Higher Education.

BU is a member of the Association of American Universities, an invitation-only group of 62 of North America’s most prestigious research universities. One of only four Boston-area members, BU boasts particular interdisciplinary breadth and depth of excellence in cloud computing and cyber security; engineering biology; infectious diseases; neuroscience; photonics; urban policy; education; and the humanities. Home also to a medical school and teaching hospital, in FY2017 BU landed more than $400M in federal research dollars. In the commercial sector, some 200 companies are developing and selling products based on BU discoveries.

BU is also a global university, with thousands of international scholars, faculty, and students on campus at any given time. By the same token, thousands of Terriers and faculty members get their passports stamped each year for study, research, and internship opportunities on all seven continents.

With an alumni base of more than 300,000 graduates, Boston University has produced many notable alums including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The University counts 11 current or former governors of US states, 7 United States senators, and 32 members of the United States House of Representatives among its alumni. And a slew of Hollywood stars, including Geena Davis, Julianne Moore, Faye Dunaway, and Jason Alexander, call BU their alma mater, as do a number of other celebrated artists and thinkers.

BU is nestled in the heart of Boston, a hotbed of high tech and biomedicine, and the birthplace of American history, serving as an extended classroom for students, offering study, internship, and professional opportunities with some of the world’s most influential leaders in fields from art to finance to biotech. It’s no wonder BU is called “Boston’s university.”

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Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Arts & Sciences

CELOP

Communication

Dental Medicine

Education

Engineering

Fine Arts

General Studies

Global Studies

Health

Hospitality Administration

Internship

Kilachand

Law

Medicine

Metropolitan College (MET)

Military

Questrom

Social work

Theology

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Arts & Sciences

Communication

Dental Medicine

Education

Engineering

Fine Arts

General Studies

Global Studies

Health

Hospitality Administration

Law

Medicine

Metropolitan College (MET)

Questrom

Social work

Theology

University Highlights

Total students - 26,508

38%
62%

International students - 7,479

57%
43%

Total faculty staff - 3,277

394
2883

Total students - 26,508

38%
62%

International students - 7,479

57%
43%

Total faculty staff - 3,277

2883
394

Undergraduate Program

50,000 - 52,000
50,000 - 52,000

Postgraduate Program

50,000 - 52,000
50,000 - 52,000
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