The Hub. The Cradle of Liberty. America’s Walking City. The City of Champions. Beantown. Whatever you may call it, life in Boston is unlike anywhere else.
Learning is ingrained in the city itself.
Much of Boston’s personality comes from its universities. BU is proud to be an integral part of such a world-renowned educational hub. As Mark Twain once wrote, “In New York, they ask how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents? In Boston, they ask how much does he know?” With access to multiple other AACSB-accredited and AAU member schools, your opportunities to learn are limitless. The city’s plentiful research centers (some of them housed right here in Questrom) allow you to explore important topics in-depth.
We’re grounded in nearly 400 years of forward thinking.
Boston has long defined innovation. Since the 1630s, Boston has seen monumental change; you could say we know a thing or two about revolution. Nowadays, it’s introduced its innovative disposition into the business world. With industry leaders in all sectors from biotech to healthcare and executives with the expertise to make real change, there’s no shortage of forward thinking here. Boston’s undeniable entrepreneurial spirit shines through nearly 2,000 cutting-edge startups and the brilliant business minds behind them. Get ready to be part of this city’s innovative history.
Culture is at our core.
Boston is a beautiful city and cultural center brimming with endless vibrant art, die-hard sports fans, delicious local food, and more. With art museums like the Museum of Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, Boston’s prosperous art scene is sure to inspire you. The largest city in New England also boasts several major league sports teams including the Red Sox (MLB), the Celtics (NBA), and the Bruins (NHL). Not to mention, Boston’s food scene is strong—from classic Boston baked beans to New England clam chowder, from the Haymarket open-air farmer’s market all the way to the hotspots of Chinatown, Boston is one of the most delicious cities in America. And it’s all yours for the taking.
Getting here and getting around is easy.
The MBTA Green B Line runs right down Commonwealth Avenue, making it easy to get from one end of campus to the other. Our campus also includes Kenmore Square, a hub for all MBTA lines and buses, as well as home to multiple world-class hotels like The Hotel Commonwealth and the Hotel Buckminster.
Boston is a great place to call home.
Ready to experience all that Boston has to offer? You’ll find everything you need to know about on-campus housing on BU’s Housing website. Or, check out this guide with tips on finding off-campus housing nearby.
The best part? We’re at the heart of it all.
BU is a small city unto itself—as innovative as the one in which it lives—with 30,000 students, teachers, researchers making a difference right here, right now, all in search of their own goals, all ready to collaborate with the world’s brightest minds. Just like you.