The list of alumni from Boston University is impressive, and includes Martin Luther King, Jr., who received his doctorate from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1955. A school founded on accessibility to education to people of all races and both sexes in 1869, BU is a forward-thinking university that was open to diversity on its campus. Other notable alumni include the first woman to earn a PhD, the first Native American to graduate with a doctorate in medicine, and the first woman admitted to the bar in Massachusetts.
The founding fathers of the university wanted to create a college environment that was engaged in the city, and served the city. Today, BU is a leader in college-led assistance, with service in public education, health care and the arts.
Did you know that BU is one of the four largest private institutions for higher learning in the US? With 250 majors and minor areas of study in academic and paraprofessional fields, the university is well known around the world for its education and research.
The liberal arts program takes up a majority of the teaching aspect of BU. Ten out of the 16 schools and colleges offer undergraduate degrees, with nearly 3,000 professors and instructors teaching almost 16,000 students.
With Liberal Arts in the lead, the first and foremost college would be the College of Arts and Sciences, a wide-ranging collection of degree plans ranging from Archaeology or Astronomy to English and Economics, with over seventy options in this college. The Schools of Education, Fine Arts and Communication are available, as well as the College of Engineering and School of Management. Visit the BU website admissions section to find out about all the colleges and majors offered.
Some of the resources available to students include computer support services, a peer support system, and job placement services. A financial aid office offers advice and planning, as well as funding when necessary. An on-campus comprehensive health facility, for physical and psychological ailments is provided as well.
On campus housing is vast at BU, with 10 dormitory style residences, numerous smaller dormitory style living spaces, and a few on-campus apartments. Apartment residences vary in number of students from one to six per home. The smaller dormitories range from 12 to 67 residents, and are located about the campus. The larger dormitories range in size from 1,800 students in the West Campus area to 280 students in Danielson Hall. All dormitories are coeducational, meaning that both men and women may live in them, although separated by floor or section. To find out more details, visit the BU housing assistance at http://www.bu.edu/housing/residences/index.html. When you're ready to move off campus, check out all of the Boston apartments here at ApartmentHomeLiving.com!.
As a student, your hours will vary and you may want to eat at all hours of the day, depending on your class and study schedule. BU features the best in campus food, from late night pizza and lattes to homestyle meatloaf and mashed potatoes. For the Kosher eater, a Hillel kosher dining program is offered.
The university is a gorgeous campus, perched on the water, so you might even want to consider visiting it as a Saturday or Sunday afternoon experience.