This month, we visit one of the Northeast’s most winter-appropriate campuses: Boston University (BU). Nestled in historic (and very snowy!) Boston along the Charles River, BU is truly world renowned. Home to over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 130 countries, BU’s diversity and international curriculum make it the perfect centerpiece for our global education issue.
BU: The basics
BU spreads across two Boston campuses. Its most famous campus runs along Commonwealth Avenue, straight into the historic Back Bay neighborhood — an area known worldwide for its splendid Victorian brownstones. (Where’d that name come from? Before Boston’s massive 19th century landfill project, Back Bay was just that, a bay.)
Student to faculty ratio
Acres of land
New freshmen each fall