Boston University

Academic Highlights

  • With a student-to-faculty ratio of just 11:1 and an average class size of 30, students enjoy small class sizes and an intimate academic setting, while having access to the resources of a major research university.

  • The BU Hub, an innovative University-wide general education program, exposes students to diverse and multifaceted perspectives to better prepare them to be nimble and resilient in an interconnected, diverse and complex world.

  • With 10 undergraduate schools and colleges, students have the flexibility to choose from over 300 majors and minors – from Business Administration, Communication, Psychology, Biology, Computer Science or Economics and more – giving them the option to shape their academic pathway.

  • BU offers the BU Dual Degree program where students can simultaneously complete two bachelor’s degrees from two different undergraduate schools or colleges.  

  • BU’s newest academic unit, the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences (CDS) tackles societally-relevant interdisciplinary challenges through computation and data. CDS programs equip students with foundational knowledge and practical skillsets in algorithmics, analytics, software engineering, machine learning, and AI.

  • The most intellectually curious students can push themselves further at the Kilachand Honors College – a distinctive, four-year curriculum that focuses students’ attention on important global, societal, corporate and geopolitical challenges, giving them an avenue to use their knowledge for the benefit of their communities.