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A GUIDE FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS.


YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT. SO DO WE. LET’S TALK.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.

At Boston University, we’re remarkably diverse in origins, opinions, interests, experiences, and talents. But we all share one thing: a passion for learning. There’s no shortage of ways to challenge yourself at BU. Whether you’re into visual art or the art of business. Studying ancient cultures or shaping the future. World languages or computer programming. Running a resort or researching the stars. We have it all.

YOU’LL QUICKLY LEARN WHY BU IS RANKED #39 AMONG BEST GLOBAL UNIVERSITIES. With more than 250 programs of study in our 10 undergraduate schools and colleges, BU combines a strong foundation in the liberal arts with preprofessional studies. We are known for excellence across the breadth of our programs. Many rank among the nation’s elite: biomedical engineering, occupational therapy, journalism, theatre, international relations, and business, to name just a few.

And we want to help you take advantage of all of the opportunities available to BU students. That’s why we’ve made the transfer process as seamless as possible. So, if you think you’re ready to take the next step, be challenged by some of the world’s top professors, and make friends with some of the brightest, most motivated students, there’s only one thing left to do. Apply.

A MEMBER OF AN EXCLUSIVE CLUB. Just how much of a powerhouse is BU, you ask? Our membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU), a prestigious group of leading North American research universities, is by invitation only. What does

700+ CONTENTS 1 Academic Excellence

10 The BU Community

2 Programs of Study

11 Student Profile: Jasmine’s Story

4 Student Profile: Shannon’s Story

12 Student Profile: Austin’s Story

5 Research & Internship Opportunities

13 Resources

6 Go Global

14 Application Instructions & Deadlines

7 Student Profile: Michael’s Story

16 Visit Us

8 Boston

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that mean for you? It means that you will be immersed in a culture of inquiry and that you will study with faculty who have a voice in national policies and who are recognized for the prominence of their work. ROAM THE HALLS WITH A PULITZER WINNER AND A POET LAUREATE. Our faculty includes award-winning scholars, determined researchers, innovative entrepreneurs, and celebrated artists. Among their accomplishments: a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur fellowship, and dozens of Guggenheim fellowships. Whatever the field of study, our faculty will be sure to inspire you. SMALL CLASS SIZES. You’ll get to know your professors, and they’ll get to know you. Our student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1, and 73% of all classes offered have fewer than 30 students. You won’t have to work hard to form connections with your peers and acclaimed faculty, thanks to our tight-knit academic community.

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PROGRAMS OF STUDY. COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES (CAS) bu.edu/cas Study with world-class research faculty at the heart of the BU academic experience. CAS features 23 academic departments and more than 70 programs of study, tackling challenges of the past, present, and future. American Studies Ancient Greek Ancient Greek & Latin Anthropology Anthropology & Religion Archaeology Architectural Studies Astronomy Astronomy & Physics Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Biology Biology with specialization in Behavioral Biology Biology with specialization in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology & Genetics Biology with specialization in Ecology & Conservation Biology Biology with specialization in Neurobiology Chemistry Chemistry: Biochemistry Chemistry: Teaching Chinese Language & Literature Cinema & Media Studies (also offered in COM) Classical Civilization Classics & Philosophy Classics & Religion Comparative Literature Computer Science Earth & Environmental Sciences Economics Economics & Mathematics English Environmental Analysis & Policy French & Linguistics 2

French Studies Geophysics & Planetary Sciences German Language & Literature History History of Art & Architecture Italian & Linguistics Italian Studies Japanese & Linguistics Japanese Language & Literature Latin Linguistics Linguistics & Philosophy Linguistics and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences (also offered in Sargent) Marine Science Mathematics (includes Statistics) Mathematics & Computer Science Mathematics & Mathematics Education Mathematics & Philosophy Neuroscience Philosophy Philosophy & Neuroscience Philosophy & Physics Philosophy & Political Science Philosophy & Psychology Philosophy & Religion Physics Political Science Pre-dentistry Pre-law Pre-medicine Pre-veterinary Medicine Psychology Religion Russian Language & Literature Sociology Spanish Spanish & Linguistics

FREDERICK S. PARDEE SCHOOL OF GLOBAL STUDIES bu.edu/pardeeschool Advance human progress and improve the human condition. Pardee aims to produce globally competent citizens and leaders in international affairs. Housed within CAS, the school consists of two divisions: International Studies and Regional Studies. Asian Studies European Studies

Biomedical Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (aerospace concentration)

large research university. Upon completion of the program, students continue to work toward their degree in any of BU’s degree-granting schools or colleges.

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS (CFA)

COLLEGE OF HEALTH & REHABILITATION SCIENCES: SARGENT COLLEGE

bu.edu/cfa

International Relations Latin American Studies Middle East & North Africa Studies

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION (COM) bu.edu/com Become a skilled communicator in a global marketplace. COM combines a core liberal arts foundation with a professional communication education through a curriculum emphasizing critical thinking, writing and research skills, and the mastery of new technology in areas ranging from journalism to advertising to film. Cinema & Media Studies (also offered in CAS) Communication (includes advertising, public relations, and communication studies) Film & Television (includes production, writing, and management) Journalism (includes ­news-­editorial, broadcast, magazine, online, and ­photojournalism)

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (ENG) bu.edu/eng Learn to solve society’s most pressing challenges and advance the frontiers of science and technology through research and discovery. ENG provides solid grounding in science, math, and engineering fundamentals, and the college offers many special programs, including the Senior Design Project.

Train in the arts in a small school with access to all the resources a big university has to offer. CFA provides acclaimed professional guidance while offering a liberal arts curriculum to shape wellrounded artists, musicians, actors, and designers. School of Theatre* Design/Production Core Design (Scenery, Costumes, Lighting, Sound) Performance Core Acting Theatre Arts/Performance Production (Technical Production, Costume Production) Stage Management Theatre Arts/Design & Production *The School of Theatre does not accept transfer students for the January semester. School of Visual Arts Art Education Graphic Design Painting Printmaking Sculpture School of Music Composition & Theory Music—Nonperformance Music Education Musicology Performance

COLLEGE OF GENERAL STUDIES (CGS) bu.edu/cgs The College of General Studies welcomes transfer students. CGS offers a demanding liberal arts curriculum focusing on the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and rhetoric. CGS fosters an intimate learning environment within a

Marketing Operations & Technology ­Management Organizational Behavior Real Estate Retailing Strategy & Innovation

SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY ADMINISTRATION (SHA)

bu.edu/sargent

bu.edu/hospitality

Combine a rigorous education with clinical training at one of the oldest, most highly ranked programs in the US dedicated to the health and rehabilitation sciences. Sargent offers an outstanding faculty, modern curriculum, and state-of-theart facilities; and the college affiliates with more than 1,200 hospitals, health agencies, and laboratories in the country and around the world. Behavior & Health Health Science Human Physiology Linguistics and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Focus on the hospitality industry in a world-class location. SHA offers an excellent business management education, allowing you to gain the skills necessary to lead in the hotel and restaurant, travel, and tourism industries. Hospitality Administration (includes event manage- ment, hospitality marketing, and hospitality real estate development) Hospitality & Communication

QUESTROM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS bu.edu/questrom Prepare for the global marketplace and put your ­intellectual, interpersonal, and decision-­ making skills to the test. Learn about the complex nature of business decisions. And participate in a comprehensive program that requires you to research, develop, and launch a new product or service. Transfer applicants must have taken a college calculus course or completed an AP/ IB-level calculus course in high school. Accounting Entrepreneurship Finance General Management Health & Life Sciences International Management Law Management Information Systems

Wheelock College of Education & Human Development bu.edu/wheelock Master a specialized subject area. Develop a sophisticated understanding of what it means to be a teacher through professional training. And receive substantive experience through a student-teaching practicum in Boston or abroad. At Wheelock, there are multiple pathways to becoming leaders and teachers within public, charter, international, or private schools. Art Education (see School of Visual Arts [CFA]) Bilingual Education Deaf Studies Early Childhood Education Elementary Education English Education Mathematics Education Modern Foreign Languages Education Music Education (see School of Music [CFA]) Science Education Social Studies Education Special Education 3


Shannon SHANNON MCADOO

HOMETOWN  PITTSBURGH, PA MAJOR  BEHAVIOR & HEALTH, COLLEGE OF HEALTH & REHABILITATION SCIENCES: SARGENT COLLEGE BU HIGHLIGHT  PARTICIPATING IN THE FIRST-YEAR STUDENT OUTREACH PROJECT (FYSOP)

“When I was researching schools, I came across BU’s Center for Autism Research Excellence and decided to reach out to the lab’s director to learn more about undergraduate involvement in the lab. After talking to the director and researching Sargent College, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to attend a school where undergraduate research opportunities are so encouraged and abundant, especially in my exact field of interest. The resources, opportunities, professors, education—these are all things I would have never been exposed to if I hadn’t transferred. I am forever thankful that I made the switch to BU.”

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RESEARCH.

INTERNSHIPS.

UNCOVER NEW KNOWLEDGE: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. Want to develop your ideas, work with leading researchers and professors, and enrich your studies at a university named an international research powerhouse? As soon as you start at BU, there are hundreds of projects for you to leave your mark on. With more than $1 million in funding for undergraduate research, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program affords students the opportunity to explore any academic discipline.

THERE’S NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE. One of the benefits of transferring to BU is that you immediately have hundreds of internship opportunities at your fingertips. As an international hub for a wealth of industries, Boston offers you the chance to pursue any interest: medicine, advertising, hospitality, art history, government, high tech, and finance—to name just a few of the booming industries in the area.

• Study Parkinson’s disease. • Engineer a better electric trumpet. • Explore the political activities of West African women.

• Remove barriers for Deaf individuals in the digital age.

• Research strategies to reduce product waste.

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• Research molecular neurotherapy at ­Massachusetts General Hospital.

• Help the Red Sox capture film highlights for posterity.

• Analyze funds for Fidelity Investments. • Get your feet wet at the New England Aquarium.

• Develop media-based education with WGBH television.

• Spread your wings with GE Aviation. OF BU STUDENTS COMPLETE AN INTERNSHIP WHILE AT BU

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MOVE AT A GLOBAL PACE.

A BU DEGREE OPENS DOORS. As you embark on a career, at home or abroad, here are a few things to keep in mind:

We strongly encourage our students to immerse themselves in BU’s premier study abroad programs and global courses, to complete international internships, and to learn from faculty and classmates from around the globe. As a transfer student at BU, the world is your campus.

• Gain hands–on experience working for the

GET YOUR PASSPORT READY.

• Challenge yourself in one of more than 650

• With 100+ study abroad opportunities, you

can research the Mediterranean diet in Italy, immerse yourself in Latin American culture in Argentina, or practice Swahili in Zanzibar.

• Volunteer with the Global Medical Brigades, as a member of Engineers Without Borders, or during BU’s Global Days of Service.

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Sydney Film Festival or work alongside a member of Parliament in London.

• Study within the Frederick S. Pardee School

of Global Studies to discover ways to improve the human condition around the globe. courses that address international themes.

• Conduct research alongside professors from more than 90 countries.

• Meet students from over 100 countries— from Albania to Zimbabwe.

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BU ALUMNI ARE LIVING AND WORKING IN

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ALUMNI AROUND THE GLOBE

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OF BU GRADS ARE EMPLOYED OR IN GRAD SCHOOL WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF GRADUATION

PARTICIPATE IN BU’S CAREER FAIRS ON CAMPUS EACH YEAR

MICHAEL ALCARAZ HOMETOWN  MONTEREY, CA MAJOR  ADVERTISING, COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION BU HIGHLIGHT  LIVING AND ATTENDING SCHOOL JUST STEPS AWAY FROM FENWAY PARK

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Michael

“Attending a university with such an extensive alumni network has provided me with opportunities to make meaningful connections with professionals who are leading in their fields. Last April, the College of Communication hosted the Play It Forward sports communication summit. I was able to meet and talk with my favorite sports writer, Bill Simmons (COM’92). It’s those kinds of experiences that make me proud to be a Terrier. Plus, I’ve been able to pursue my interests and passions here. I’m a columnist and podcaster for the Daily Free Press and a sports analyst for Offsides on BUTV10.” 7


BOSTON IS A HOTBED OF HIGH TECH AND BIOMEDICINE, THE BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICAN HISTORY, AND HOME TO

➤ SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST INFLUENTIAL LEADERS IN FIELDS FROM ART TO FINANCE TO ENGINEERING. AND WE’RE SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. IT’S A CITY THAT KNOWS HOW TO CELEBRATE, WHETHER AT RED SOX GAMES, THE HEAD OF THE CHARLES REGATTA, OR THE ICONIC BOSTON MARATHON. BOSTON IS NOT JUST OUR HOST CITY, IT’S OUR MOST DYNAMIC, COLORFUL, THRILLING, INSPIRING, AND HIPPEST PROFESSOR. WITH OFFICE HOURS ROUND-THE-CLOCK. 8

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BU: A BIG SMALL COMMUNITY.

• Choose from 450+ student organizations on

We learn together, live together, and pull together. Students come to BU from every corner of the earth to find their place. You will too.

• Work up a sweat at FitRec, which offers

WHERE TO REST YOUR HEAD. BU guarantees on-campus housing for transfer students. Residents enjoy many amenities and the ability to request to live with other transfer students—all in some of the most desirable locations in Boston. Accommodations available to transfer students include:

• Historic brownstones on Bay State Road • Apartments in South Campus, located just a stone’s throw from Fenway Park

• Modern suites and apartments in Student Village

CONNECTING OVER A MEAL HAS NEVER BEEN MORE DELICIOUS. BU OFFERS:

• 20+ restaurants and cafés • several residential dining halls • late-night dining options • a kosher and vegan dining facility • our very own Farmers Market • locally grown fruits and vegetables whenever possible • healthy Sargent Choice options

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WHERE TO MEET—AND MAKE—FRIENDS.

campus, like the Art History Association, Ski & Snowboard Club, Ballroom Dance Club, or Pre-Medical Society. everything from basketball courts to a 30-foot rock-climbing wall.

• Go Greek with the 20% of undergraduates who participate in BU’s sororities or fraternities.

• Volunteer for an Alternative Service Break or with the Community Service Center.

• Try one of the 40+ intramural or club sports

like ice broomball, rugby, soccer, or volleyball.

• Visit the Howard Thurman Center (HTC),

which brings our diverse campus community together with programs such as Coffee & Conversation, Culture Council, and the HTC Book Club. WHERE TO EXPLORE. Boston truly does have it all. Interested in history? Start with the Freedom Trail and work your way out to Thoreau’s Walden Pond. Want the arts? Our city’s vibrant theater district draws shows from all over the globe, and our Museum of Fine Arts is considered one of the top museums in the world. Like sports? How about the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, Bruins, and Revolution? Sometimes it’s hard to tell just where the campus ends and the city begins.

Jasmine JASMINE BROOKS

HOMETOWN  WINDSOR, CT MAJOR  THEATRE ARTS, COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS BU HIGHLIGHT  STUDYING ABROAD IN ITALY AT THE ACCADEMIA DELL’ARTE

“There were so many opportunities to become integrated into the larger BU community. Going to Splash, BU’s annual activities fair, helped a lot. Seeing all of the student groups to get involved with was amazing. Plus, I lived in West Campus my first year here. I was worried I would end up in a freshmen-only dorm, but there were actually a lot of sophomores as well. I made sure to talk to as many people on my floor as I could and got to know people in my major. BU does a great job making sure transfer students are included in the community and have access to all of the great opportunities here.”


RESOURCES FOR YOUR TRANSITION. YOUR COMMUNITY AWAITS. Each year, there are at least 2,100 transfers on campus at any given time, continually enriching the fabric of BU. You’ll build supportive communities through your classes, co-curricular activities, and dining halls. Regardless of your academic and personal interests, there’s a multitude of ways to find your community here. We provide several resources to get you started.

Austin AUSTIN HILL

HOMETOWN  EVANSVILLE, IN MAJOR  NEUROSCIENCE, COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES BU HIGHLIGHTS  TRAVELING WITH GLOBAL MEDICAL BRIGADES AND RESEARCHING AT BU’S CTE CENTER

“Applying to BU as a transfer student was easier than my first experience applying to college because I had a better understanding of what I wanted in a school. One of the biggest reasons I wanted to transfer to BU was because of the excellent neuroscience program here. I also knew that BU offers great research and internship opportunities, which I didn’t have at my previous school. Once I arrived on campus, I found the science classes more challenging than I anticipated, but it is very easy to interact with professors here. They were eager to help me and made my transition go smoothly.”

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TRANSFER ORIENTATION. During Transfer Orientation, you’ll get to meet with faculty and academic advisors, register for classes, learn how to get involved in campus activities, and participate in our unique Common Ground program, where you will learn more about yourself, BU, and Boston, while making new friends. There are Orientation sessions held for transfer students entering in both the September and January semesters. TRANSFER FIRST-YEAR 101. Transfer FY101 is a unique, seminar-style course that provides an opportunity to explore issues relevant to new students. Through discussions, assignments, class field trips, and program-wide activities, you will investigate the social, academic, and cultural dimensions of student life at BU, all while making connections with your fellow peers, an upperclass mentor, and a staff or faculty member.

for BU’s rigorous programs. The center focuses on promoting a disciplined approach to study and offers: • peer tutoring • language group discussions • other time-management, writing, and test-prep workshops NAVIGATING YOUR PATH: ACADEMIC ADVISING BU’s undergraduate schools and colleges provide faculty advisors and academic counselors to help you select majors and register for courses. One-on-one guidance, including pre-medical and pre-law advising, creates a small-college experience at the core of a large and bustling research university. Faculty also offer office hours, when you can discuss class material, research, and internship opportunities. PLOTTING YOUR PROFESSIONAL COURSE: CENTER FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT As soon as you arrive at BU, the Center for Career Development (CCD) is available to help you connect with impressive internship opportunities and prepare for your future career. The CCD also offers:

• workshops to address graduate school decision making • access to Handshake, BU’s online hub for career resources • networking • résumé writing • job search strategies • interviewing skills

STUDENT RESOURCES

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TRANSFERRING TO BU: THE NUTS & BOLTS. WHO CAN TRANSFER? If you are a high school graduate (or passed a high school equivalency exam) and have completed 12 or more credits as a degree-seeking candidate at another institution of higher education, BU considers you a transfer student. Transfer students come to BU from private and public institutions, fouryear colleges, or two-year community colleges. There’s no typical transfer student, but the ideal transfer student should be bright, intellectually inquisitive, and ambitious—like all of our students. Sound familiar? Great! We look forward to reading your application. WHAT FACTORS DO WE CONSIDER? For admission, BU most heavily considers your academic performance from your college coursework, any outside activities, and your personal interests and skill sets. HOW DO I APPLY?

1 Determine if your school or college of interest offers transfer admission for the fall and/or spring semester. Visit go.bu.edu/ admissions/majors for more information. Transfer students must apply to a specific school or college, and declare a major. Once you are enrolled at BU, you will have many opportunities to explore courses outside your major or even change your program of study through an Intra-­University Transfer. View the list of available majors on pages 2–3.

2 Complete and submit the Common

Application to be considered for admission.

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3 Provide the required supporting ­credentials: • College or university transcript(s) (International students must submit documents in their original language with translations by a licensed translator.) • Transfer College Report(s) (From every institution at which you have been a degree-seeking student) • Instructor evaluation • High school transcript and proof of graduation (or results of a high school equivalency exam)

4 Submit syllabi for all completed and

current college coursework for which you wish to receive transfer credit as early as possible. We begin the transfer credit review process when we receive your syllabi, which enables us to provide you a complete credit evaluation. See details about transfer credit at go.bu.edu/admissions/crediteval. WILL I GET CREDIT FOR MY COLLEGE COURSEWORK? Students who have completed liberal arts courses at an accredited institution with a grade of C or better are often awarded transfer credit. Transfer credit is awarded at the discretion of the BU school or college to which you are admitted.

For coursework completed in the US, a credit evaluation will be posted online after an admissions decision is released. For coursework completed outside the US, a credit evaluation will be posted online after an enrollment deposit is submitted. The basic unit of credit at BU is the semester hour. A full-time course load is 16 hours per semester, or four courses. BU accepts up to 64 credits from a two-year college and up to 80 credits from a four-year institution.

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WHAT CREDITS TYPICALLY TRANSFER? Our transfer equivalency site provides information on how some classes taken at other colleges or universities may transfer to BU. Visit the transfer equivalency tool at go.bu.edu/admissions/transfer-­ equivalency. FINANCIAL AID. We aim to make BU affordable and accessible, and encourage all students interested in transfer admission to apply for financial aid. Students wishing to apply for need-based financial assistance should submit both the CSS Profile™ and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applying for financial assistance by BU’s established deadlines ensures that you will receive full consideration for all aid for which you are eligible.

If you are eligible for need-based aid, we’ll develop a customized package for you that may include BU need-based scholarships as well as a combination of federal and state grants, federally subsidized and unsubsidized loans, and on-campus student employment. If your financial aid package includes a BU need-based scholarship, the BU Scholarship Assurance guarantees that your BU needbased scholarship will not be reduced in future years.

Complete financial aid information can be found at bu.edu/finaid. MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS. We also believe that students should be recognized for their academic achievements. For example, members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) National Honor Society may be eligible for a PTK Scholarship. For more information on transfer student scholarships, visit go.bu.edu/admissions /transfer-scholarships.

APPLICATION AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DEADLINES • FOR FALL SEMESTER—MARCH 1 • FOR SPRING SEMESTER—NOVEMBER 1

QUESTIONS?

Visit go.bu.edu/admissions/transfer or contact us at 617-353-2300 or admissions@bu.edu.

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VISIT US. The best way to really know if BU is the right choice for you is to visit campus. We offer transfer­-specific programming at several on-campus information sessions in the fall and winter. We also host several transfer student virtual information sessions each year. Visit go.bu.edu/admissions/visit-us to learn more. Can’t make it to campus? Take our virtual tour at boston.university-tour.com.

TOP 10 REASONS TO TRANSFER TO BU. 1 RIGOROUS ACADEMICS. With more than 250 programs of study and great academic flexibility, you can maximize the value of your BU degree. Options include combined BA/MA programs and opportunities to take coursework across BU’s undergraduate schools and colleges. 2 GLOBAL RECOGNITION. BU has been named to the Association of American Universities—a prestigious association of top research universities in the United States and Canada. We’re also ranked #39 among global universities (U.S. News & World Report). 3 BREAKING NEW GROUND. Research is the cornerstone of BU. You’ll have the rare opportunity to participate in research as soon as you arrive on campus. 4 REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE. Because we’re right in Boston, you have a wealth of opportunities to consider in your field of study or area of special interest. But why stop at Boston? We also send students across the country and around the world—think Los Angeles, D.C., London, or Sydney—for internships and more. 5 A BRIGHT FUTURE.

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6 A CITY UNLIKE ANY OTHER. We’re not called Boston University for nothing. From history to high tech, from biomedicine to biofuels, we’re proud to be right in the heart of it all.

7 GUARANTEED HOUSING & A RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY. From historic brownstones to modern highrises to halls with dedicated language floors, BU provides supportive learning communities convenient to campus destinations, resources, and transportation. 8 A VIEW TO THE WORLD. More than 650 courses on global topics, faculty research on every continent, and students from more than 100 countries make it easy to see why BU ranks among the world’s top universities. 9 PERFECT CLASS SIZE. For a university of more than 16,000 undergraduates, BU has a surprisingly small student-to-faculty ratio—10:1. With an average class size of 27, you’ll not only meet award-winning professors, you’ll engage with them. 0 NEVER A DULL MOMENT. 1 Life at BU is much more than academics: from a wide variety of student groups and intramural teams to athletic events and top minds on campus, you’ll feel your Terrier pride in no time.

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A Guide to Transferring to Boston University  

Information on transferring to one of the top-ranked universities in the world. Last updated August 2017.

A Guide to Transferring to Boston University  

Information on transferring to one of the top-ranked universities in the world. Last updated August 2017.