Big city university
Civil rights-activist Martin Luther King, Jr., inventor of the telephone Alexander Graham Bell
Boston University, commonly referred to as BU, is a large, private research university located in downtown Boston. It is a true multi-faculty institution, and in addition to its well-regarded undergraduate courses are a number of good graduate schools. As a student here, you will benefit not only from all that Boston has to offer – and some call this the most dynamic student city in the world (with neighbors like Harvard, MIT, Tufts, and Babson) – but also BU’s own long list of student associations and sport teams. If you like good hockey, a great communications program, and even better seafood, then BU might be the perfect place for you.