Studying at the Boston University

Boston University is located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a private university. It was established way back in the year 1839. The motto of the Boston University is – ‘Learning, Virtue, Piety‘. The Boston University has a faculty strength of around 3,931.

The Boston University has a staff strength of around 3,479 (excluding the faculty strength). The total number of students is around 31,766, which includes 18,534 undergraduate students and 13,232 postgraduate students. The Boston University has an endowment of around $ 919.4 million.

The president of the university is Robert A. Brown and the provost is David K. Campbell. The Boston University is affiliated to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (which is an accredited association for improving educational standards at all levels in the United States of America).

The Boston University has done and continues to engage in very high quality research. Many notable alumni of the Boston University have gone on to make their names in various fields all over the world and have won awards, prizes, fellowships, honorary memberships in societies and bodies etc. Martin Luther King Jr. also obtained his PhD from the Boston University.

The university has 6 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Pulitzer Prize winners among its alumni. The Boston University is RU/VH Research University in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This rating underlines the huge amount of substantial research activity the university undertakes.

The university has two urban campuses and 18 colleges and schools affiliated to the university are located on these campuses. The main campus is along the Charles River. The other campus (Boston University Medical Campus) is located in the South End neighborhood. The Boston University has a very prestigious presence is the international education scene as well. The university has study abroad programs in over 20 countries. It offers numerous internship opportunities both in the US as well as abroad.

The main schools and faculties in the Boston University are:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of General Studies
  • College of Engineering
  • School of Management
  • School of Law
  • School of Education
  • Division of Extended Education
  • School of Hospitality Administration
  • School of Theology
  • School of Social Work
  • College of Communication
  • College of Fine Arts
  • School of Medicine
  • Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Public Health
  • College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Metropolitan College

The Boston University was ranked at 20th in the United States and 56th in the world by the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2009. The US News & World Report ranked the Boston University at 56th in the United States in 2011. The university has consistently ranked among the top 100 universities in the world since the inception of the various rankings.



I am Deepanjan Datta doing electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur, India. I love to write, and develop software programs.