History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1839 in Boston, USA, Boston University was previously Newbury Biblical Institute in Newbury, Vermont, and then Massachusetts Legislature in 1869 modified its name to Boston University. It is one of the largest independent, nonprofit universities in the USA. The University coordinated formal Centennial observances in 1939 and 1969. Boston University has academic affiliations with the Association of American Universities, Universities Research Association, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Space-grant and has religious affiliations with United Methodist Church. Boston University ranks #112 in the QS Global World Rankings 2022, #65 in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2022 and #62 in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Boston University has three campuses with the main campus situated along the Charles River in the Allston and Fenway-Kenmore neighbourhoods. Students can get involved in more than 500 student clubs offering numerous activities. The university vaunts of having their own beachside- Boston University Beach, and a Boston University Bridge. Fitness freaks are provided with a gem of a fitness area that spreads across 270,000 sq. ft of the campus. The University provides admission to more than 400 courses and programs (UG and PG both) across a wide range of fields. The University’s highly ranked graduate schools include the School of Law, School of Management, School of Medicine, College of Engineering and School of Education. Students can choose the mode of education like in-person, online, or even hybrid courses. At the postgraduate level, the university provides more than 220 courses which include Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Science, LLM, and many more. The university provides 53 PhD courses in topics viz. Anthropology, Astronomy, Medicine, Arts, and Business Management. Students can also choose short-term courses among the 63 certificate courses provided by the university.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Boston University gladly counts its distinguished current and previous faculty 6 Nobel Laureates and various Guggenheim and MacArthur fellows, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award receivers, New York Times best-selling authors, and hundreds of nationally renowned scholars in every sector. BU students have been historically high achievers, as well, with eight Rhodes scholars since 1971; a tradition of nationally recognized research publications, creative attempts, and intellectual challenges, and current distinction as one of the country's largest producers of Fulbright scholars. Some notable alumni are J Allard, Vice President, Microsoft, Kamal Bahamdan (B.S 1994), CEO, Safanad, and Nathaniel Baker, CEO, Domestic Bank.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Boston University values diversity in all its dimensions. University has more than 34,000 student enrolments out of which about 17,000 are undergraduates and 12,000 are postgraduates with more than 4,000 faculty members on its premises. Boston University is also the first university to open all divisions to female students in 1872. Of the total student enrolments, more than 8,500 students are international students combined on all its campuses. Some of the leading recruiters at Boston University are Google, Amazon, EY, Mckinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, and others.