Academic Excellence

You’ll learn from accomplished professors

  • Jump right into introductory courses with Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, Presidential Award winners, a Poet Laureate and MacArthur genius, and more.
  • Conduct research alongside professors doing incredible work, such as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People.
  • In fact, our sterling reputation earned us an invitation to join the prestigious Association of American Universities.

And your classmates

Think: smart, driven, inquisitive, and always pushing to be at the top of the class.

Plus, personal attention and breadth of programs


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student-to-faculty ratio


average class size

Then there’s the BU Hub

Our innovative University-wide general education program.

You pick how to fulfill the requirements while we prepare you for today’s interconnected, global, and fast-paced world. You’ll gain essential knowledge, core capacities and habits of mind needed to think critically, generate new ideas, and make a positive impact in the world. Learn more.

You won’t find this combination of excellence and comprehensiveness anywhere but BU.

Unmatched academic excellence.

At a world-class university like BU, your dream degree awaits. Get ready to be challenged and inspired in ways you never imagined.