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Boston University

4.6 out of 5 (14 ratings / 11 reviews) Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Boston University is no small operation. With over 35,000 students from more than 130 countries, over 10,000 faculty and staff, 17 schools and colleges, and more than 300 programs of study, our three campuses are always humming, always in high gear. Get to know the people and teams that keep the University running smoothly.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Journalism & Media (2)
Law (1)

About

Education

BU’s professors, scholars, and researchers are flung far and wide, too. Their work runs the gamut, from large-scale studies to reduce neonatal mortality in Zambia to promoting understanding of rainforest ecosystems in the heart of Ecuador’s Amazon jungle. All of our 17 schools and colleges reported global activities. At the end of the day, we’re talking about more than 400 ventures in over 90 countries and Antarctica. Start here to begin sampling them.

Research

BU is a major research institution seeking knowledge and creating breakthroughs in everything from African studies to zebrafish genetics. We are members of the Association of American Universities, an invitation-only group of 62 of North America’s most prestigious research universities.

Career

Offering a complete array of services for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, this office encourages students to view career development as a three-part process: self-assessment, career exploration, and career implementation.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
51 -5
2019
46 -7
2018
39
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
61 13
2019
74 -4
2018
70
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
76 -6
2018
70 10
2017
80
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
98 -5
2019
93 -12
2018
81
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

The University Service Center is a resource for students, families, and other members of the University community. This office helps with questions or concerns not clearly identifiable as relating to a single administrative office, including leaves of absence and withdrawal for undergraduate degree candidates.

The ISSO assists international students with concerns about immigration, employment, housing, and personal and financial issues. Each September and January, the ISSO conducts a special orientation program to help incoming international students adjust to Boston University, the city of Boston, and life in the United States. The ISSO also sponsors a variety of intercultural events.

Housing services

Boston University’s Sustainability Program comprises a broad range of stakeholder groups on campus to provide the greatest diversity of representation and opinion. The program is made up of sustainability@BU and Dining Services Sustainability.

Administration of the University’s sustainability program is accomplished through sustainability@BU, which supports reports to Gary Nicksa, Senior Vice President of Operations. The program is broad in scope and aims to reduce the University’s environmental footprint by affecting change on campus and integrating sustainability into existing programs in education, research, and operations

Library services

The Boston Library Consortium offers services to librarians at member libraries ranging from resource sharing and e-resource licensing to professional development and programming on issues of importance to academic and research libraries.

Those affiliated with the Full Member libraries of the Boston Library Consortium can take advantage of access to and borrowing of materials from these libraries.

Medical services

Boston University Student Health Services provides primary care for BU students for short-term conditions. Long-term conditions and those requiring a specialist are referred out to other doctors. More information and services available at their website.

Student Life

Campus life

Our slice of Boston is a mosaic like no other: a swirl of languages, faces and religions, over 500 student clubs, shows and lectures, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a slew of pubs and restaurants, and the thrills and spills of Terrier hockey. Oh, and don’t forget the tailgate parties. Our world, yours for the taking.

Sports facilities

Boston University’s Fitness & Recreation Center provides approximately 270,000 square feet of space for physical education , non-credit courses, intramurals, club sports, student organizations, and more. It also includes a center for rehabilitation, fitness/conditioning and Emergency Medical Services education; expansive locker rooms for men, women and families; snack bar; pro shop; equipment issue; children’s area, and administrative offices.

Student clubs

Student Activities provides a variety of services to assist student organizations and provide student leadership opportunities. They also offer a variety of University-wide events throughout the academic year, such as comedy shows, concerts, film screenings and Boston Red Sox and New England Revolution game trips. Have an idea for an event or group? Contact the team at Student Activities to get started!

Accreditation

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Student Reviews

Go On to Your Succes
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm Always say that "On The Way..."

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I can handle both studying and having a social life but sometimes everything is due on the same day and it gets very overwhelming

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was amazing experience learned lot new things.

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