Top 10 Reasons to Choose BU

The list could go on and on (Alternative Service Breaks, Associate Provost and Dean of Students Kenn Elmore, unique classes on topics ranging from meditation to comic books), but here, in a nutshell, are the best reasons to transfer to Boston University.

1) Rigorous academics

With more than 250 programs of study and great academic flexibility, you can maximize the value of your BU degree. Options include Dual Degree programs, combined BA/MA programs, and chances to take coursework across ten of BU’s schools and colleges.

2) Global recognition

BU has been named to the Association of American Universities (AAU)—a prestigious association of top research universities in the United States and Canada. We’re also #37 among universities in the nation and #39 among global universities (U.S. News & World Report).

3) A city unlike any other

We’re not called Boston University for nothing, and we’re proud to be right in the heart of it all. It would be enough to say it’s America’s best college town, but here are some highlights for good measure.

4) Guaranteed housing

From historic brownstones to modern high-rises to halls with dedicated language floors, BU provides supportive learning communities convenient to campus destinations, resources, and transportation. Living on campus is one of the best ways to be immersed in the BU experience, which is why we guarantee on-campus housing to transfer students.

5) A view to the world

Some 640 courses on global topics, faculty research on every continent, and students from more than 100 countries make it easy to see why BU ranks among the world’s top 50 universities. Ours is widely considered the nation’s premier study abroad program, and our alumni can be found in 189 of the world’s 196 countries.

6) Perfect class size

For a University of more than 16,000 undergraduates, BU has a surprisingly small student-to-faculty ratio—10:1. With an average class size of 27, you’ll not only meet award-winning professors, you’ll engage with them.

7) A bright future

A BU degree opens doors. BU alumni ranked 5th among US schools and 6th in the world for employability in a survey of hundreds of global companies and recruiters. We invest in your future, too—with dedicated career services for students and alumni.

8) Breaking new ground

Research is the cornerstone of BU. As one of the top 25 funded research universities in the country, BU offers the rare opportunity to participate in research as early as freshman year. Our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) connects students with BU faculty research projects in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, education, and the arts.

9) Field experience

Because we’re right in Boston, you have a wealth of opportunities to consider in your field of study or area of special interest. But why stop at Boston? We’ve also sent students across the country and around the world for internships and more.

10) Never a dull moment

BU is a vibrant and diverse academic community where study with world-class faculty offers broad, rigorous academics in both the liberal arts and professional programs. But life at BU is much more than academics: from a wide variety of student groups and intramural teams to athletic events and top minds on campus, you’ll feel your Terrier pride in no time.

Combine all this with scholarships for top transfer students (as well as other financial assistance) and a smooth transfer application process, and we’re hard pressed to think of reasons not to make the move to BU.