From school rankings to world-class research—there are so many reasons to be #ProudtoBU. See how you can show your Terrier pride.

World-class reputation & rankings

  • Ranked #27 among Best U.S. Colleges by The Wall Street Journal.
  • Ranked #3 in MA for Best Universities for Excellence, Equity & Employability.
  • Ranked #20 in the US for Best Universities for Excellence, Equity & Employability.
  • Ranked #41 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Ranked #17 in Top 50 Best Colleges in Big Cities by Newsweek.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Since their inception in 1946, the Boston University Alumni Awards have been the highest honor that we bestow on our alumni. Awardees are honored each year during Alumni Weekend in the presence of the alumni, students, families, and guests gathered to celebrate this important tradition.

Terriers of the Year

BU alumni are trailblazers. From engineering to literature, Terriers are paving the way for others and writing their own stories. Whether in space or on the playground, our alumni spread care and empathy for the community. They continue to inspire with a heart for service and discovery, soaring to new heights—both figuratively and literally. To wrap up each year, we celebrate by highlighting a few incredible alumni who are leaving an indelible mark on the world. Take a look at the Terriers from this past year.