Boston University came into existence with the formation of Newbury Biblical Institute in Newbury, Vermont, in the year 1839. It obtained a charter from the state legislature of Massachusetts by the name of Boston University in 1869 by three successful businessmen- Isaac Rich, Lee Claflin, and Jacob Sleeper who had an inclination towards educational enterprises. Despite being non-sectarian, the university previously had an affiliation with the United Methodist Church.
It boasts of a glorious alumni history that ranges from 8 Nobel Laureates, 10 Rhodes Scholars to even Academy Award and Tony Award winners. Boston University has the leading men’s hockey team which has won five national championships. It is one of the premiere, non-profit research universities in the state of Massachusetts, USA.