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Government & Community Affairs

Government & Community Affairs

What difference does Boston University make?

  • Over $37.5 million in payments and services to the City of Boston in FY2012.
  • $1.12 billion of economic impact to Boston in FY2011.
  • Over $100  million in scholarships to local students since 2003.
  • Because of the University, nearly 27,000 Massachusetts residents are employed.
  • Each year, 1,000 Boston Public School students discover a new way to embrace reading.
  • BU paid over $2.1 million to support the Town of Brookline in FY2013.
  • Thousands of seniors and children are healthier thanks to our care.
  • BU contributed $3.9 million to improving Kenmore Square and over $13 million for improvements to Commonwealth Avenue.
  • 70,000 kids considered a career in the sciences because of CityLab.
  • Over 4,500 BU volunteers contributed nearly 130,000 hours of service to the community through our Community Service Center during the 2010-2011 academic year.