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Boston College

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • 341 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 126 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 135 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 331 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 282 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 190 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
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About Boston College

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1863, Boston College is a private Jesuit research university located in the village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA. Currently ranked 31st in the National Universities ranking by U.S. News & World Report, Boston University’s main campus is spread across a sprawling 130 acre land. Boston University is one of the largest private universities in the United States, and is a proud member of the Boston Consortium for Higher Education and the Association of American Universities.

With a student populace of more than 31,000 students and 4,000 faculty members, Boston University offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, as well as medical and dental degrees through 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The Faculty to Student ratio is 1:14, which enables closer attention given to the students.  The enrollment for each semester is approximately 14,600 students, ranging from 48 states and 60 countries.

Boston University offers a diverse range of activities, ranging from athletics, clubs and societies as well as other stimulatory activities. The housing facilities at BU is regarded as the nation's 10th largest among four year colleges. BU was originally a commuter school, but the university now guarantees the option of on-campus housing for four years for all undergraduate students.

Campus information

Currently ranked 31st in the National Universities ranking by U.S. News & World Report, Boston University’s offers the following facilities:

  • Meal plan – BU offers a wide variety of meal plans, which are flexible for any budget. With a team of over two hundred full-time employees and several hundred more part-time employees, the team at the dining services takes heart in everything that they prepare.
  • BU Bookstore – The on campus bookstore has text books and course materials, apparels, accessories, collectives as well as a whole range of supplies. In its five floors the bookstore sells products ranging from books to clothes to coffee to chose from for all your campus needs.
  •  McMullen Museum – This museum houses numerous exhibitions, musical performances, conferences and many more events. All events and programs are free and open to the public.
  • The Mugar Memorial Library – Boston University’s central academic library for the Charles River Campus also houses the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, previously known as the Twentieth Century Archive, where documents belonging to thousands of eminent figures in literature, journalism, diplomacy, the arts, and other fields are housed.

Located at 1 Silber Way  Boston, MA 02215, Boston University is accessible by air, car as well as by bus.


Housing Facilities - Boston University requires that all students living in dormitories to be enrolled in a year-long meal plan with several combinations of meals and dining points which can be used as cash in on-campus facilities. The large dormitories include the 1800-student Warren Towers, the largest on campus, as well as West Campus and The Towers.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 2 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 2 Computer Science, IT 1 English Language 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Mass Communication & Media 1


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