Top 10 Reasons to Choose BU

1) Rigorous academics

With more than 300 programs of study and great academic flexibility, you can maximize the value of your BU degree. Options include combined BA/MA programs and chances to take coursework across ten of BU’s schools and colleges. At the core of the BU academic experience is the BU Hub, our innovative University-wide general education program. You’ll explore Hub areas ranging from Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy (GCI) to Scientific Inquiry (SI1/SI2) to Ethical Reasoning (ETR), in courses both in and out of your major.

2) Global recognition

BU has been named to the Association of American Universities (AAU)—a prestigious association of top research universities in the United States and Canada. We’re also #43 among national universities and #70 among global universities (U.S. News & World Report).

3) Breaking new ground

Research is the cornerstone of BU. Times Higher Education even named BU an “International Powerhouse” thanks to our commitment to research. Our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) connects students with BU faculty research projects in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, education, and the arts.

4) Real world experience

Because we’re right in Boston, you have a wealth of opportunities to consider in your field of study or area of special interest. But why stop at Boston? We’ve also sent students across the country and around the world for internships and more.

5) A bright future

A BU degree opens doors. Recruiters and CEOs rank our graduates #13 in the US for employability. We invest in your future, too—with dedicated career services for students and alumni.

6) A city unlike any other

We’re not called Boston University for nothing. Hip neighborhoods, soaring skyscrapers, championship sports teams, and rich history and culture—when you’re at BU, you’re in the middle of it all.

7) A residential campus

From historic brownstones lining Bay State Road to modern high-rises overlooking the Charles River to residence halls with dedicated specialty floors, BU provides a variety of living communities. We guarantee on-campus housing for all four years of your undergraduate experience—and 75 percent of students take us up on that offer.

8) A view to the world

With some 650 courses on global topics, faculty research on every continent, students from nearly 100 countries, and alumni living in over 180 of the world’s countries, it’s easy to see why BU ranks among the world’s top universities. Plus, our study abroad program is widely considered among the nation’s best.

9) Perfect class size

For a University of over 17,000 undergraduates, BU has a surprisingly small student-to-faculty ratio—10:1. With an average class size of 30, you’ll not only meet award-winning professors, you’ll engage with them.

10) Never a dull moment

You’ll do so much more than just study here. You will get involved in any number of our 450+ student groups. So play in a BU band, join a Broomball team, attend a BU Hockey game, get involved in Greek life, run for BU Student Government, have coffee and conversation at the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, attend a Dear Abbeys a cappella show, chow down at Lobster Night—and you’ll feel your Terrier pride in no time.


Feel Like a Great Fit?

You’ve seen a glimpse of the incredible experiences awaiting you at BU. Now, take the next step. Because at BU, the sky’s the limit.