Interesting Student Facts

As a member of the BU Class of 2019, you will join an impressive group of students from across the U.S. and around the world. Your talents are as diverse as your backgrounds!

You might find yourself sitting next to a classmate who:

  • Won the Scripps National Spelling Bee
  • Sang for Team Blake as part of NBC’s The Voice
  • Was recognized by Intel for research on post traumatic stress disorders
  • Is a senior analyst for the Bleacher Report
  • Holds the title of Junior Chess Champion in Guam
  • Appeared on the television show, 30 Rock
  • Published two history essays in The Concord Review
  • Played for a semi-professional Italian baseball team
  • Could teach you ventriloquy in her spare time
  • Fundraises on behalf of children in third world countries who need cleft palate surgeries
  • Practices poi, a style of performance art popular in New Zealand
  • Produces and hosts a sports talk show that airs on local television
  • Ran the Philadelphia Marathon
  • Conducts DNA sensors research as part of a larger effort toward finding a cancer cure
  • Performed as an actor in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world
  • Volunteers at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center
  • Collects and donates sports equipment to children in need
  • Worked as a United States Senate Page
  • Developed a popular skateboarding game app for iPhones
  • Founded a software company that specializes in application and web development
  • Contended in the Junior National tournament in Judo
  • Mentors and teaches reading to boys in elementary school
  • Designs dresses featured on TLC’s My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding 
  • Possesses a perfect school attendance record dating back to kindergarten
  • Competes on the Vietnamese National Tennis Team
  • Released her own pop single on iTunes
  • Runs a vegan catering business
  • Interned at a neuroscience laboratory
  • Blogged about fashion and music for Teen Vogue and Lucky Magazine
  • Bakes and sends cake to Kenyan orphans afflicted with HIV and AIDS
  • Studied Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance, and performed in front of hundreds of people
  • Enjoys bee keeping
  • Translated talks into Mongolian at TEDxUlaanbaatar
  • Produced four original musicals through a youth theatre organization he started
  • Organized a program that offers free golf lessons to veterans wounded in Afghanistan or Iraq
  • Competed on Team USA’s synchronized swimming team
  • Performs with a sign language chorus
  • Founded a charity to send healthcare and education supplies to those in need
  • Holds the title of “cat butler,” meaning she fosters cats and helps with their adoptions
  • Wrote for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute blog
  • Competed on Team USA’s synchronized skating team
  • Cycled around the entire island of Taiwan in 12 days
  • Serves as a volunteer firefighter
  • Founded an organization that teaches senior citizens about new technologies
  • Dances with a Bollywood troupe
  • Started a non-profit aimed at educating and feeding impoverished children in Haiti
  • Organizes toy drives for a Florida hospital
  • Travels around the world competing in unicycling championships
  • Started a free music camp for children
  • Handles social media marketing as the creative director for a New York clothing company
  • Repairs old bicycles and donates them to underprivileged students