Living in Boston

Boston University is conveniently located in the heart of Boston—a city ranked #13 in the world by QS Best Student Cities, and #1 in North America. The neighborhoods surrounding campus are conveniently connected by Boston’s subway system (known locally as the “T”) and network of buses.

Because of limited space, Boston University does not guarantee on-campus housing to international students attending Metropolitan College. Finding an apartment in Boston can be challenging, especially in late summer or early fall when thousands of students return to the city for the beginning of classes, but the following resources should be helpful in finding a place to live in the city.

Boston University Resources

  • Though not guaranteed, on-campus housing for international, full-time undergraduate students may be available through Boston University’s housing office. Contact to learn more.
  • The Office of Rental Property Management manages apartments owned by Boston University. These include a limited number of rooms, studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and a very limited number of three-bedroom apartments.
  • The Office of Off-Campus Services has apartment listings, roommate listings, a list of local real estate agents and links to other helpful websites. This office also provides information about leases and tenant rights.
  • Boston University offers a choice of dining plans designed to fit student schedules (also available for those living off campus).

Suggested Resources for Off-Campus Housing

Please note that Boston University is not affiliated with any non-BU housing services. Boston University does not inspect, endorse, or specifically recommend any specific off-campus housing options.


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