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Boston University

Boston University is one of the most dynamic universities in the world. With over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students representing 140 countries, the college serves as a cultural and educational melting pot. Over 10,000 faculty and staff work in 16 schools and colleges, covering 250 fields of study across its Charles River and Medical Campuses.

Northeastern University

Founded in 1898 and located in the Fenway Cultural District of Boston, this private, educational research university has eight colleges and offers undergraduate majors in 65 departments, in addition to over 125 graduate programs.

Harvard University

Named after John Harvard, an English minister, Harvard University is the oldest and one of the most admired schools in the country. Its history, wealth, and reputation have made it a household name across the world. Known for its prestigious law and business schools, this research university was ranked third in the QS World University Rankings.

Berklee College of Music

Located in Boston, Berklee is the largest independent college of contemporary music on the globe. Highly acclaimed for its jazz, rock, and pop music teachings, it also offers courses in a wide array of contemporary and traditional genres.


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  • Guest Speaker Series
  • Historical Tours
  • Concerts

Notable Alumni

There are over 285,000 Boston University alumni alive today, representing nearly every nation on the globe. Martin Luther King, Jr. may top the list of BU's most notable alumni. Rebecca Lee crumple, the first African-American female doctor, and Charles Eastman, the first American Indian to be certified as doctors, both graduated from the university. Other alumnus include: actress Geena Davis, former Defense Secretary William Cohen, radio personality Howard Stern, J.Crew CEO and Milard Drexler, and television personality Bill O’Reilly.

Mass Transit options to/from/around BU

Most of the buildings on BU’s main campus are located on or near Commonwealth Avenue. The Kenmore Square area of campus may be accessed via the Kenmore Station Stop on the MBTA Green Line (B,C, and D) trains. You can take the B trains of the Green Line between the Blanford Street and Babcock Street stops to reach most other areas. The 57 Bus runs on Commonwealth Avenue and goes through Allston and Brighton. The MBTA Commuter Rail Framington/Worcestor Line stops near campus at Yawkey Station.
The Medical Campus is served by the 1 and CT1 buses, which run along Massachusetts Avenue, as well as the 47 and CT3 buses, which connect the Boston University Medical Center and the Longwood Medical Area. The Silver Line Washington Street Branch runs one block north of most parts of the campus, connecting BU Medical Center with Tufts/New England Medical Center and downtown Boston. The Boston University Shuttle (BUS) connects the Charles River Campus, Boston University Theater, and the Medical Campus.


What is Boston University notable/well-known for?

BU loves its hockey, and for good reason. The Boston University hockey team has won five national championships, most recently against Miami (OH) in 2009. The university has a number of renowned programs, including its Occupational Therapy program, which was rated #2 in the country by U.S. News & World Report in 2012.

What prominent neighborhoods does the B.U. campus comprise?

Charles River, Kenmore Square, Allston, and Cambridge.

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