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. With that wide diversity, any student is sure to find something that fits their interests.
Freshmen are required to live on campus, and about 80 percent of undergraduate students live on the main Boston campus, which lies along the Charles River.
The Boston University housing system is the 2nd-largest of any private university in the United States, with 76% of the undergraduate population living on campus. On-campus housing at BU is an unusually diverse melange, ranging from individual 19th-century brownstone town houses and apartment buildings acquired by the school to large-scale high-rises built in the 60s and 2000s.
Though originally a commuter school, the University now guarantees the option of on-campus housing for four years for all undergraduate students. Every spring, returning students who have submitted a housing deposit for the ensuing academic year are entered into a lottery to determine their priority in selecting housing.
Graduates of Boston University are well prepared for the future, thanks to the university’s rigorous academic programs and the many opportunities it provides for meaningful and substantive co-curricular experiences, such as internships, research, community service, study abroad, employment, and undergraduate fellowships. 94% of graduates found employment or placement in graduate programs, military service, and fellowships within six months of graduation. Besides, 93% of undergraduates have at least one internship experience while studying at BU.
Graduate employment: 94%
The university is located at the junction of Fenway-Kenmore, Allston, and Brookline neighborhoods. In the Fenway-Kenmore area are the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the nightlife of Landsdowne Street as well as Fenway Park, home of the famous Boston Red Sox baseball team. Allston has been Boston's largest bohemian neighborhood since the 1960s. Nicknamed "Allston Rock City", the neighborhood is home to many artists and musicians, as well as a variety of cafés, and many of Boston's small music halls.
The fourth’s largest U.S. University’s main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood.
As a result of its continual expansion, the Charles River campus contains an array of architecturally diverse buildings. The College of Arts and Sciences, Marsh Chapel, and the School of Theology buildings are the university's most recognizable and were built in the late-1930s and 1940s in collegiate gothic style. A sizable amount of the campus is traditional Boston brownstone has acquired almost every townhouse those areas offer. The buildings are primarily dormitories but many also serve as various institutes as well as department offices. The Mugar Memorial Library is the central academic library for the Charles River Campus. It also houses the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, formerly called the Twentieth Century Archive, where documents belonging to thousands of eminent figures in literature, journalism, diplomacy, the arts, and other fields are housed.