BU is known for its excellent academics, with a wide array of fields of study and a strong focus on research. The school offers more than 100 undergraduate majors, plus dozens of graduate programs.
The College of Arts & Sciences offers some of the best bachelor's degrees in Boston: business (with concentrations in accounting, finance and marketing), communication studies, English language & literature, history and psychology are all ranked among the top 10 nationwide by U.S News & World Report.
There are plenty of fun things to do around campus—particularly if you love sports! BU's athletics teams compete in Division I NCAA competition as members of Hockey East; they have won national championships across many sports over the years including men's basketball (four titles), women’s ice hockey (seven titles) and men’s soccer (six).
The school is also home to the George Sherman Union, a campus dining and recreation center with restaurants and shops on its first floor. The building also houses a movie theater—which shows films every night at 7 p.m.—and a bowling alley.
BU has a strong alumni network. The school’s more than 500,000 graduates include some of the most famous people in America and around the world—including former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and actress Rosie O’Donnell (who graduated from the School of Education). The university also boasts an impressive number of Fulbright Scholars: More than 1,000 BU students have received this prestigious award since it began in 1946.