Where We Live: Our Campus

The first thing you’ll notice when you visit our campus is where it is: right in the middle of one of the world’s most diverse, historic cities—Boston. And it’s as much a part of BU as any of our student residences, dining halls, or athletic fields.

The University blends seamlessly with the city. Yes, we have our share of grassy lawns and ivy-covered walls. But Commonwealth Avenue, where many of our schools, colleges, and University buildings are located, is a lively urban street lined with shops, restaurants, and offices. Some of our student residences are city brownstones. Others are high-rises. Our transportation is urban, too: we routinely hop on “the T,” Boston’s mass transit system, to ride from one end of our 1.3-mile-long campus to the other.

When you’re a student here, nothing separates you from Boston’s world-class museums, artistic community, vibrant cultural life, great sports teams, rich history, or world-renowned scientific and medical communities. In fact, the city loves to open its doors to BU students. We offer hundreds of internships, research projects, and community service programs in connection with Boston businesses, organizations, and agencies.