About Boston University

About Boston University

Boston University is one of the world's premier institutions of higher education and research. BU is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States, and it has one of the largest international student populations.

Boston University at a glance:

  • Over 250 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and special degree programs
  • 16 schools and colleges
  • Over 33,000 students from more than 140 countries
  • 10,000 faculty and staff
  • 308,682 living alumni
  • 9,076 degrees awarded FY2011
  • 24 libraries

Want to know more? Check out BU's Info Center.

Nestled between the Charles River and the bustling Back Bay district, BU offers a unique combination of urban excitement and peaceful relaxation. You can immerse yourself in city life or take a break along Boston's Esplanade, a riverside walkway adjacent to BU's campus that meanders all the way to downtown Boston.