Study at Boston University

United States

Private University, Estd. in 1839

Updated on - October 5th 2019 by Piyush Bhartiya

Overview

Boston University Facts

Boston University is situated at Massachusetts, Boston. It is a private research university and was founded in 1869. The college has an average of around 34,262 students at present. It has 16,792 undergraduate and 15,238 post graduate students. 

  • The university at present has more than 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across 130 countries.
  • The average class size is 27 and the teacher to student ratio is 1:10
  • The university has a record of 94% of its students getting employed within six months of graduation
  • The university has been ranked 46th according to the US News and World Report 2018 ranking
  • The University is considered to be one of the largest employers in Boston.

The university’s mascot is “Rhett the Boston Terrier”. The Yale main campus covers around 135 acres. The university president is Robert A. Brown and the chairman is Kenneth J. Feld.

Popular Courses

1st year total fees:
Rs. 3,700,638.20
Exams Accepted:
GMAT,GRE,SAT
1st year total fees:
Rs. 3,780,632.38
Exams Accepted:
GMAT,GRE,SAT
1st year total fees:
Rs. 3,700,638.20
Exams Accepted:
GMAT,GRE,SAT
1st year total fees:
Rs. 4,948,387.71
Exams Accepted:
GMAT,GRE,SAT
1st year total fees:
Rs. 3,700,638.20
Exams Accepted:
GMAT,GRE,SAT

About Boston University

Boston University was established in 1869. The university has a faculty of over 3,900 faculty members and about 33,000 students. The courses it offers are, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, doctorates, and medical, dental, business, and law degrees. The university has 2 campuses, and it owns 18 schools and colleges. The schools and colleges under Boston University are listed below:

  1. School of Theology
  2. School of Medicine
  3. School of Law
  4. College of Arts and Sciences
  5. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  6. College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College)
  7. Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
  8. School of Education
  9. School of Social Work
  10. College of Communication
  11. College of Engineering
  12. College of General Studies
  13. College of Fine Arts
  14. Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  15. Metropolitan College
  16. School of Public Health
  17. School of Hospitality Administration
  18. Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College
  19. Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

Boston University’s history dates back to the Newbury Biblical Institute in Newbury, Vermont. In the year 1839, a group of Methodist got together with the laymen and the ministers, at the Old Bromfield Street Church. The reason behind this meeting was to establish a Methodist theological School. This way The New bury Biblical Institute was established. The institute was then relocated to Concord, New Hampshire, when they received an offer to use a disused Church building. This building could half 1200 individuals, and that was a plus point for the institute. The only one condition that they had to stick to was that they had to use the building for 20 years.

As these 20 years came close, the institute shifted to Boston, and it was renamed to Boston Theological Seminary. It was located at 23 Pinckney Street in Boston. The name was then changed to Boston University when a charter was received for the university by name of Boston University. The founders included a very peculiar statement in its charter. It read as follows:

“No instructor in said University shall ever be required by the Trustees to profess any particular religious opinions as a test of office, and no student shall be refused admission... on account of the religious opinions he may entertain; provided, nonetheless, that this section shall not apply to the theological department of said University. Every department of the new university was also open to all on an equal footing regardless of sex, race, or (with the exception of the School of Theology) religion.”

The University is also famous for its other facilities, the facilities that prove that the college is not just about studies. The college has a very vibrant cultural life. Boston has with itself a main attraction, that is, Boston Playwrights Theatre.  The University also holds a number of campus and non campus musicals, which are always a success. Students also get to participate in visual arts. Some visiting artists also show their talents, and all these are shown in rotating exhibitions, in the University Galleries. The university has three galleries:

  • The BU Art Gallery (BUAG) at the Stone Gallery 
  • The 808 Gallery 
  • The Sherman Gallery

The University on campus hostels, earlier, did not allow students to switch their rooms. But this rule was lifted when Brown took over and changed the policy. He made the rule, that students can visit other students, between 7 am and 2 am, with their terrier cards. He also allowed the students to have guests visit them, through photograph identification, be it day or night. The rule that stated that is opposite sex visitors were present with the students after hours, they should accompany a same sex co host was also lifted. The only rule that he imposed on the students was that a week before their exams, and during reading hours, it was forbidden to have guests. The main reason behind that was clearly academic.

Notable Alumni

There are several notable alumni who have studied at Boston University. Some of the notable alumni of Boston University are:

NameDescription
Ishrat HussainGovernor of State Bank of Pakistan
Richard BohannonPhysiotherapy researcher
David EdgertonCo-founder of Burger King
J AllardVice president, Microsoft
Woodie W. WhiteBishop of the United Methodist Church

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Courses and Fees

Popular Degrees

B.S.W. (Bachelor of Social Welfare)
1st year total fees:
Rs. 3,780,632.38
Exams Accepted:
IELTS,PTE,TOEFL
M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy)
1st year total fees:
Rs. 3,700,638.20
Exams Accepted:
IELTS,PTE,TOEFL
M.P.H. (Master of Public Health)
1st year total fees:
Rs. 4,948,387.71
Exams Accepted:
IELTS,PTE,TOEFL
M.Sc. + Ph.D. (Masters of Science + Doctorate of Philosphy)
1st year total fees:
Rs. 1,850,173.92
Exams Accepted:
IELTS,PTE,TOEFL
B.C.A. + M.Sc. (Bachelors of Computer Application + Masters of Sciences)
1st year total fees:
Rs. 3,780,632.38
Exams Accepted:
IELTS,PTE,TOEFL

Browse Courses by Area of Study

Business & Management

33 Courses

Computer Science & IT

14 Courses

Education

38 Courses

Engineering

23 Courses

Fine Arts

49 Courses

Law

5 Courses

Mathematics

11 Courses

Medicine

18 Courses

Professional Studies

2 Courses

Science

69 Courses

Social Science

111 Courses

Sports

1 Courses

List of courses

Scholarships at Boston University

Trustee Scholarships - Boston University
Scholarship amount:
Rs. 3,744,531.00
Course applicable:
Computer Science and IT, Engineering, Business and Management
Presidential Scholarships - Boston University
Scholarship amount:
Rs. 1,388,200.00
Course applicable:
Engineering, Business and Management, Computer Science and IT

Admission Procedures

How to Apply

Check if you fulfill the eligibility criteria, if you do then directly fill the form, and your form will be considered by the university. The steps below may help you in the process of application

  • Choose your degree. See that you are eligible for the course and also check the fees.
  • Prepare all the required documents and also take the IELTS test.
  • Fill in the application form
  • Search for scholarships. You can get a scholarship at the college, as well as in your home country
  • Pay the application fee
  • Apply for visa or student visa

List of Documents Required

All admission documents should be uploaded online. You shall receive a mailing confirming the submission of your application. Patiently wait for the response. Note that there are specific dates assigned for checking the applications of few courses.

  • Attested copies of high school mark sheet, diploma and degrees.
  • IELTS score proof certificate
  • Signed notice of disclosure form
  • General entrance exam tests such as GRE or GMAT
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letter of recommendation

 

 

Requirements & Eligibility

Area of StudyUGPG
ArchitectureIELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
IELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
Business and ManagementIELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
IELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
Computer Science and ITIELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
IELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
EducationIELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
IELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
EngineeringIELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
IELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
Fine ArtsIELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
IELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
LawIELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
IELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
MathematicsIELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
IELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
MedicineIELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
IELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
Professional StudiesIELTS: -
PTE: -
TOEFL: -
IELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 84
ScienceIELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
IELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
Social ScienceIELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
IELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90
SportsIELTS: -
PTE: -
TOEFL: -
IELTS: 7
PTE: -
TOEFL: 90

Important Deadlines

Area of StudyUGPG
Architecture 30.june ,2019 January 15,2019
Business and Management 30.june ,2019 30.june ,2019
Computer Science and IT 30.june ,2019 30.june ,2019
Education 30.june ,2019 30.june ,2019
Engineering 30.june ,2019 30.june ,2019
Fine Arts 30.june ,2019 30.june ,2019
Law 30.june ,2019 30.june ,2019
Mathematics 30.june ,2019 30.june ,2019
Medicine 30.june ,2019 30.june ,2019
Professional Studies - December 15,2019
Science 30.june ,2019 30.june ,2019
Social Science 30.june ,2019 30.june ,2019
Sports - 30.june ,2019

Life at Boston University

The student life in Boston University is interesting for both the domestic and international students. The college has a perfect teaching staff and it also offers good clubs, which the students can join to take some time off their studies. Few of the clubs are:

  • The Boston University Asian Student Union
  • The Boston University Dear Abbeys
  • WTBU( Student run, volunteer radio station)
  • The Boston University Fishing club
  • Boston University Bhangra
  • Boston University Curling Club ( sports for BU community)
  • Boston University stage troupe
  • The Boston University Debate Society
  • The Boston University International Affairs Association
  • The Hug Don’t Hate ( peace building campaign)
  • The Boston University India Club

International Students

International students are invited to the college very warmly. The environment in the college itself is very friendly, and the students get to know each other better in the orientation that is held at the start of the session.

Accommodation Details

Accommodation in Boston is not very costly, but it is not light on your wallet either. You can get a room inside the college campus as well as outside. Getting the on campus room is definitely advised, as that way you will be more connected to the room. The hostels also have their own programs, which is like extracurricular activity for the students. For applying for residential facilities, follow the following steps:

  • Fill in the residence application
  • If asked for suggestions for a roommate, fill in truthfully
  • Pay the fee 

The rent in places around the college is around $1,854/month.

Key Attractions

There are hundreds of students clubs and groups, which let the students to go out of their way for specific task and deals. This way the students learn something new, and also enjoy themselves. Some of the other attractions of the college are:

  • About 94% of the students graduating from Boston, always get employed.
  • The college has various clubs.
  • The college has a very warm environment and hence the students adapt very easily
  • The college has a lot of visiting places nearby which help the students to take some time off.
  • There are several clubs, so many that every student can find his interest.

The students also have a lot of places for them to relax. Places such as Boston Common and Public Garden swans Boats, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, are all great places for the students to rest.

Living Cost

Accomodation

1642 USD
Per Month

Food

400 USD
Per Month

Entertainment

300 USD
Per Month

Utility

150 USD
Per Month

Travel

84 USD
Per Month

Misc

200 USD
Per Month

Coke

1 USD
Per Month

Mcdonalds Meal

8 USD
Per Month

Accomodation

1642 USD/Per Month

Food

400 USD/Per Month

Entertainment

300 USD/Per Month

Utility

300 USD/Per Month

Travel

84 USD/Per Month

Misc

200 USD/Per Month

Coke

1 USD/Per Month

Mcdonalds Meal

8 USD/Per Month

Colleges

Colleges at Boston University

There are 11 colleges that come under Boston University. The details are as follows:

CollegeDescription
Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

The college offers courses in regional studies in Boston University.

Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

The college is all about under graduate, post graduate and doctorate courses related to practicing professional teaching in various fields.

College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

The college offers degree programs for research in MA.

College of Communication

It is the communication school in Boston University.

College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences offers various good courses in arts and sciences, it aims at the development of creative thinking.

School of Hospitality Administration

It is an institute for fine arts, histories of all time and disciplines of sciences.

Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College

The college offers creative thinking and interdisciplinary courses in Boston University.

College of Engineering

The college offers degree courses to students in Boston, MA.

Questrom School of Business

Questrom School of Business offers graduate programs in Boston University, MA.

College of General Studies

The college offers general education curriculum in University of Boston, MA.

College of Fine Arts --
1.
Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

The college offers courses in regional studies in Boston University.

2.
Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

The college is all about under graduate, post graduate and doctorate courses related to practicing professional teaching in various fields.

3.
College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

The college offers degree programs for research in MA.

4.
College of Communication

It is the communication school in Boston University.

5.
College of Arts & Sciences

College of Arts & Sciences offers various good courses in arts and sciences, it aims at the development of creative thinking.

6.
School of Hospitality Administration

It is an institute for fine arts, histories of all time and disciplines of sciences.

7.
Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College

The college offers creative thinking and interdisciplinary courses in Boston University.

8.
College of Engineering

The college offers degree courses to students in Boston, MA.

9.
Questrom School of Business

Questrom School of Business offers graduate programs in Boston University, MA.

10.
College of General Studies

The college offers general education curriculum in University of Boston, MA.

11.
College of Fine Arts
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