Boston University is an international, comprehensive, private research university, committed to educating students to be reflective, resourceful individuals ready to live, adapt, and lead in an interconnected world. Originally named the Newbury Biblical Institute, the school moved to New Hampshire in 1847 and was chartered as Boston University in 1869. The University is committed to generating new knowledge to benefit society.
Boston University comprises a remarkable range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs built on a strong foundation of the liberal arts and sciences. With the support and oversight of the Board of Trustees, the University, through our faculty, continually innovates in education and research to ensure that university meets the needs of students and an ever-changing world. Boston University provides unparalleled opportunities for students to fulfill their promise and potential.
The university is recognized around the world. It has 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. This creates a diverse student body providing students with exposure to global cultures, perspectives and learning in classrooms, and in our residential community.
The Boston Campus is a Mosaic like no other: a swirl of languages, cultures, and religions, more than 500 student clubs, shows and lectures, a state-of-the-art fitness center, etc.
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