Director’s Letter

“I didn’t go to college to help me get a job.” So recalled an old family friend, an exceptionally literate, intelligent, and successful investment banker, now retired and in his mid-80s. “I went to become a certain kind of person,” he said, smiling. He thought this would mean doing a lot of reading and writing as well as getting to know a variety of interesting people.

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Broaden Your Experience

A community rich in resources

Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College is a four-year undergraduate program that offers students the small classes, personal attention, close interaction with faculty, and communal atmosphere of a small liberal arts college together with the intellectual range and resources of a major urban research university.




Education by cross-pollination

Students pursue a major in one of Boston University's eight degree-granting undergraduate schools or colleges. Students interact with stimulating and accomplished faculty and thinkers inside and outside of Boston University.

The keystone project

Students prepare for work and study following graduation with a project guided by an adviser in their major department or program during their senior year.

Broaden Your Thinking

Connect with extraordinary minds

Work closely with distinguished faculty like Laurence Kotlikoff, who is widely considered to be one of the leading experts on today’s most pressing fiscal issues; Nobel Prize winner Sheldon Glashow, a co-creator of the Standard Model of elementary particle physics; and Andrew Bacevich, an authority on American foreign policy who uses his historical knowledge and his military experience to understand America’s changing place in the world.

Earn a Broader Degree

A new approach to liberal arts

During the students' time at Boston University, they will be part of both the Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College and one of BU's excellent undergraduate schools and colleges, including the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Management, College of Fine Arts, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, and College of Engineering. This combination will give students access to a wide range of stimulating and accomplished faculty who will guide them through their next four years of education. Information about these undergraduate programs and the application process is available on the Admissions website.

Are you interested in being considered for Kilachand Honors College? Check "Yes" to this question on the BU Common Application Supplement and complete the corresponding essay question. Students admitted to the College will be notified when they receive the notification of acceptance to their college of enrollment at Boston University.