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Boston University is ranked as one of the top schools in the United States. That is definitely a parent-pleasing statistic, but college is not only a formidable educational experience for a student, it's also home for the next four years after high school.

Boston University is central to one of the best college cities in the world: Boston. Boston is not only known for its historical sites and beauty, but it is also home to some of the best colleges in the nation, including Harvard University and MIT. BU students mingle with some of these great aspiring young minds, and are also among some of the nation's brightest and best themselves. Boston University's College of Communication is often ranked the second best Communication school in the nation. If a student has an interest in film, TV or advertising, to name a few majors, then COM is definitely an incredible school to research.

Commonwealth Avenue & Boston University Campus
Comm Ave & BU Campus

Boston University is a diverse school with an array of majors and virtually thousands of activities. There is a drama club, various sports, an incredibly large and luxurious fitness center, and it is embedded in the city itself so campus life is never dull.

The MBTA Green Line runs straight through the campus, so getting from one end to the other is never a problem. The campus is long and runs along Commonwealth Avenue, and there are actually different cultures that exist along the several stops of beautiful BU.

On the west end of the campus is some of the most popular student housing, located in a creative area of the city. There are coffee shops, art galleries and show venues that will interest a student in search of great nightlife. This side of the campus is also near upscale and quaint Brookline, the home of great restaurants and beautiful residential homes.

On the east side of campus is where city life becomes apparent and full-scale. There are gorgeous brownstones, many shopping areas like Newbury Street, Prudential Center, and Copley Place. Further east is downtown Boston, and the famous North End District with superb Italian restaurants. Innumerable people visit the famous Mike's Pastries bakery, or dine at one of the surrounding authentic restaurants for some of the best cuisine in the city.

There is no shortage of activities, nightlife and quality students to find at Boston University. The weather tends can be a bit cold in winter, so bundle up, but that's also a great reason to dive into the amazing shopping that surrounds the campus. BU students are a diverse and cultured group, and they know how to enjoy life but also take care of their school responsibilities first.

The Boston University experience is considered an excellent introduction to adult life. At first, entering as a freshman can be quite overwhelming because of how big the campus is and how many options there are, but definitely by year-end, many memories are made, new friends are found, and self-discovery to adult life and a future career is well-introduced. Boston University students are vibrant people and they come from all walks of life. Ambitious, educated, cultured and fun-loving, the student body at this top-ranked college will allow for an unforgettable experience for any prospective student.

— Boston University Alumni Member


Degree Levels:

Undergraduate, Graduate, PhD, and Advanced Programs

Contact Information & Address:

Boston University
595 Commonwealth Avenue 
Boston, MA 02215

Nearest MBTA: BU Central Stop (Green Line "B" Tram)

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