Schools & Colleges

We’re a big school in a big city. But you would never know it.

  • 16,239 undergrads—making us one of the nation’s largest urban private teaching universities.
  • 10 schools and colleges—each one is like its own smaller community within BU.
  • 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio. In other words, you’re going to really get to know your professors. And vice versa.
  • 4 years of guaranteed housing—that means 4 years of making life-long friends.
  • 27 students per class, on average. It’s hard to hide in classes this small. Be prepared to get called on!
  • 450+ student organizations. There’s no better way to connect with classmates and your community.