A Diverse Population
As a university with a strong reputation for scholarly contribution and research, BU is proud to welcome students from all 50 US states, more than 100 countries (in fact, our international student population is among the largest in the US), and wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Need further proof? Forbes ranked BU #17 on their list of best US colleges for international students, and for the second year in a row, Open Doors has ranked BU #12 on its list of campuses with the most international students.
Students apply to BU from around the world:
Cultural organizations, such as the International Student Association, Mexican Students (Mexas @ BU), and the Saudi Cultural Club provide a chance to celebrate heritage and share with others through performances, lectures, and food. The Howard Thurman Center offers a place for cultures to mingle and share, while Global Programs hosts International Education Week and other events.
Global Research and Study
From the African Studies Center to the Tropical Ecology Center to Department of International Relations, BU’s students, professors, and researchers focus their efforts on issues around the world. All of our 16 schools and colleges are involved in global activities, combining with our research centers to make more than 400 ventures in over 90 countries and Antarctica. On top of that, we have 2,600 undergraduate students studying abroad in 27 countries around the world, a figure that ranked us #11 by Open Doors on its list of campuses with the most students studying abroad.
Pardee School of Global Studies
Opening to enrollment in Fall 2014, the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies is dedicated to advancing human progress and improving the human condition through rigorous and creative undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; path-breaking research; and active engagement in innovative projects that apply this education and knowledge to make a real-world difference in the critical challenges humanity faces.