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A BU education: more valuable than ever.

With unparalleled opportunities, BU prepares you to succeed academically, professionally, and socially. Whatever career path, however things change, wherever in the world you go, you'll be ready.

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Go Global

Study abroad. Or see the world right here.

We have one of the nation's premier study abroad programs with 80+ options. But you'll also meet the world right here with classmates and faculty from 100+ countries, global internships and volunteer opportunities, and a wide selection of globally themed courses.

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Meet our students.

Who gets into BU? And who thrives? The academic profile will give you an idea, but students here are greater than the sum of their SAT scores. Our community is incredibly diverse. But students share many traits: They're smart, ambitious, looking to understand the world, develop their own innovations, form novel research questions, and proactively seek out new experiences.

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  • Matt Boucher Day in the Life at BU

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    Matt Boucher

    Take a sneak peek at how a mechanical engineering major spends his day (hint: there's research involved).

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    Jessica Bajada Silva

    Environmental analysis & policy classes, a Kilachand Honors College Keystone proposal, Synchronized Swimming practice. See how Jessica Bajada Silva balances it all.

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  • Jeffrey Lowe Day in the Life at BU

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    Jeffrey Lowe

    Read along as Jeffrey navigates a day filled with classes, his on-campus job, social time, and studying.

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