Interesting Student Facts

As a member of the BU Class of 2021, you will join an impressive group of students from across the US and around the world. Your talents are as diverse as your backgrounds!

You might find yourself sitting next to a classmate who:

  • Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Genetically engineered E.coli bacteria cells
  • Piloted a plane in the Atlantic City Airshow
  • Ranks nationally in alpine snowboard racing
  • Is fluent in six languages
  • Danced in the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Will appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Performed with the Radio City Rockettes
  • Visited all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums
  • Interned for the Ministry of Commerce and Industries in Panama
  • Developed the game app, Atom Dash
  • Presented research on urban ecosystems at the Central Park Zoo
  • Raised more than $50,000 for diabetes research
  • Started an education service that trains employees to spot phishing emails
  • Played bass in the New Orleans Mardi Gras parade
  • Breeds and sells clownfish
  • Conducted cancer research and was published in the scientific journal, Nature
  • Advocates and organizes protests for animal rights causes
  • Studied Chinese in China through a US Department of State scholarship
  • Launched a Star Wars-themed summer day camp
  • Earned a black belt in karate
  • Created a non-profit that has raised more than $30,000 for eye surgeries
  • Competed in the North American Cup for fencing
  • Is a quadruplet
  • Makes ice cream that was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine and on NBC Nightly News
  • Authored a children’s novel
  • Takes part in solar cell research in Chile
  • Launched an award-winning raw juice company
  • Volunteers as a math teacher at a school for deaf children in Indonesia
  • Can recite the first 800 digits of Pi
  • Appeared on Saturday Night Live
  • Started a gymnastics and dance Instagram account that has more than 200,000 followers
  • Founded a company that sells herbal supplements
  • Provides care for a neighbor’s six parrots and macaws
  • Competed at the world yo-yo championship
  • Launched a non-profit that provides interest-free loans to families in need
  • Sails off the coast of New England as a crew member of a tall ship
  • Won gold—twice—in the US Figure Skating Championships
  • Designed and manufactured wrist watches
  • Was cast for the Lifetime reality show, Pitch Slapped