WELCOME TO THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY CLASS OF 2022 YOU’LL BE AMAZED AT WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO DO NEXT.
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LAUNCH YOUR CAREER.
GET READY TO DO THINGS YOU’VE DREAMED OF.
Invent an app as your senior engineering project. Or build a new medical device in our cutting-edge Engineering Product Innovation Center.
BRING A NUTRITIOUS GARDEN TO A LOW-INCOME COMMUNITY. Just one of the FYSOP volunteer programs for freshmen who get here early.
OBEHI Major: Mechanical Engineering (ENG) Hometown: Warri, Nigeria BRING HEALTHCARE TO THE WORLD.
AND SOME YOU CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE.
I’m inspired at BU.
Help BU Global Medical Brigades conduct health screenings in a rural village.
DANCE FIVE FEET OFF THE GROUND.
Will you help develop a lifesaving vaccine? Study international marketing in Shanghai? You might make your acting debut on the Boston stage, go on an archaeological dig, or uncover political stories as a reporter in DC.
It’s not the circus, it’s a BU aerial dance class. Beautiful, challenging, and a fun place to just hang.
We can’t predict the incredible things you’ll do at BU. But we can promise you this: you’ll stretch your mind, your talents, your notion of who you are. You’ll be taught, challenged, and inspired by Pulitzer Prize winners and Fulbright scholars—not to mention some of the most accomplished, diverse classmates on the planet. And on graduation day, you’ll be prepared for a future as a global citizen who is ready to lead in an interconnected world. Someone with rich experience and a degree from a top-ranked global university.
“Thermodynamics is my favorite engineering class. It explores energy conversion and heat transfer and also presents interesting real-life examples. Class highlights include energy cycles, which explain how car and jet engines and refrigerators work, how steam power plants operate, and how hydropower is generated from dams. The class presents a lot of fascinating ideas and concepts that inspire me so much. I envision lifelong learning in this field.”
Read on. And prepare to be amazed.
DISCOVER THE SECRET TO MAKING A PERFECT DOCUMENTARY. Professor Mary Jane Doherty tells all. Hint: there’s love involved.
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TOUCH THE ROYAL HAND OF ELIZABETH I. (Her signature, that is.) Travel to England to explore primary documents at the London Archives.
RETHINK OLD ASSUMPTIONS. Discuss Middle Eastern conflicts over dinner with classmates from the Pardee School of Global Studies.
BU BY THE NUMBERS
WHERE BU GRADUATES RANK IN THE WORLD FOR EMPLOYABILITY
HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE COMPLETED BY BU STUDENTS
THERE’S A LOT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BU. STARTING WITH THIS.
Sometimes thinking small is the way to go.
In other words, you’ll never be bored around here.
OUR AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
UNDERGRADS WAITING TO TALK TO YOU
That’s a whole lot of ideas, thoughts, and points of view.
NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN BU’S FRESHMAN CLASS
91% OF RECENT GRADUATES FOUND EMPLOYMENT OR PLACEMENT IN FELLOWSHIPS, GRADUATE PROGRAMS, OR THE MILITARY.
OF STUDENTS GRADUATING DO IT IN FOUR YEARS.
BU BEANPOT MEN’S ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS— AND COUNTING
10:1 OUR STUDENTFACULTY RATIO
Don’t be surprised if your professor knows your name before you even start your first class.
OF UNDERGRADUATES COMPLETE INTERNSHIPS.
You’ll feel right at home in the middle of Boston. For a large, urban university, BU has a surprisingly small student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. With an average class size of just 27, you won’t just meet award-winning professors, you’ll engage with them. Research is at the heart of BU. In fact, we’ve been named an international powerhouse thanks to our focus on research. As a university receiving more than $400 million in research funding annually and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we expect students to formulate bold questions and seek out the answers. AAU membership means BU faculty are the crème de la crème. Why wait to learn from accomplished professors? BU students jump right into introductory courses with Fulbright scholars, award-winning authors, media-savvy political experts, and professors whose innovative research creates fascinating classroom experiences. Looking for a uniquely global degree? BU is ranked #39 in the world for global universities.* It’s easy to see why: over 650 courses dedicated to global topics, faculty research on every continent, premier study abroad programs, and undergraduates from more than 100 countries. The BU Hub, our innovative University-wide general education program, will prepare you for today’s interconnected, global, and fast-paced world. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind needed to thrive in your personal, professional, and civic life. Our general education program is integrated with our majors and minors, so you take courses that interest you while exploring areas ranging from global citizenship to scientific and social inquiry to ethical reasoning. Academic flexibility can maximize the value of your degree. Choose from more than 250 programs of study, Dual Degree programs, combined BA/MA programs, and chances to take coursework across schools and colleges. Think psychology and economics, or business and international relations.
WHY CHOOSE A RESEARCH UNIVERSITY? BU is one of only three research universities in Boston and Cambridge named to the prestigious Association of American Universities. For our students, this distinction means more than labs and data-crunching. Research forms a rich ecosystem of ideas and discovery across the University. Whatever your interest, you’ll pursue it through hands-on experiential learning, guided by the best professors. And you don’t have to be science-minded to thrive in our culture of inquiry. You’ll have the rare opportunity to participate in research across the humanities, arts, and sciences as early as your freshman year. You might engineer a new invention, advance a novel idea, or perform an original piece of music.
A BU degree opens doors. Our graduates ranked 7th in employability among US schools and 11th in the world in a survey of hundreds of global companies and recruiters. Our alumni live and work in 189 of the world’s 196 countries, so you’ll be well connected for future success. *U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities
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SAIL TO TAHITI WHILE CONDUCTING MARINE BIOLOGY RESEARCH.
LEARN LIKE YOU NEVER LEARNED BEFORE.
(Bring sunscreen. Lots of it.)
CAN YOU TEACH A CHILD WHO HAS NO LANGUAGE? Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg is leading the way at our NIH-funded autism center.
CLAIRE Major: Dual, Biology (CAS) and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences (SAR) Hometown: Edwardsville, IL
I’m earning two degrees.
BEING A STUDENT IS DIFFERENT HERE.
BECOME AN ENGINEER WITH IMPACT. Our “societal engineer” concept is so unique, it’s patented. Find out why.
(AND YOU’LL LOVE IT.)
Teacher speaks. Student writes down what teacher says. That was then, this is BU. Here, we pride ourselves on a culture of inquiry. When your professor speaks, you’re expected to respond. To challenge and question what you’ve heard. You’re also expected to push yourself away from your desk and get out there and practice what you’ve learned—in labs, in theaters, in hospitals, in the city, in another state, even in another country. After all, the best way to learn anything is to live it. It’s also a lot more fun.
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Our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) connects BU faculty members with students who want to work with them on research projects in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, medicine, education, and the arts. There are hundreds of different research opportunities (bu.edu/urop) waiting for you—all you have to do is ask.
Ours is widely considered one of the premier study abroad programs in the country—we offer more than 100 opportunities in over 25 countries (bu.edu/abroad), covering everything from languages and liberal arts to business and science. So make sure your passport is up to date. You’ve got places to go and people to meet.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Because we’re right in Boston, you have a wealth of options to consider in lab sciences, medicine, advertising and public relations, the hospitality field, art history, government, physical therapy, and finance. But why stop at Boston? We also send students around the world for internships. In fact, BU has more than 4,000 internship placements worldwide (Sydney, anyone?). If you’re ready for some real-world experience, we’re ready to make it happen.
WE’RE NOT CALLED BOSTON UNIVERSITY FOR NOTHING
“One of the things that helped me decide to come to BU was that I knew if I changed my mind about what I wanted to study, BU would have that program, too. I was torn between biology and speech, language & hearing sciences, but ended up being able to pursue both through BU’s Dual Degree Program. I also love the huge range of extracurriculars BU offers. BU may seem like a big school by the numbers, but once you get involved on campus, it starts to feel much smaller.”
Some schools actually downplay the city they’re in. Not us. We’re proud of Boston. And why not? It has it all. You want history? Start with the Freedom Trail and work your way out to Thoreau’s Walden Pond. Want the arts? Our theater district is second only to Broadway, and the Museum of Fine Arts is considered one of the top museums in the world. Sports? How about the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, Bruins, and Revolution? Even the world’s largest two-day international rowing regatta is practically in our backyard, on the Charles River. And when it comes to shopping and dining, well, let’s just say you’ll never run out of places to do both.
NEXT STEPS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ENROLLING AND LIVING HERE. 1
ENROLLING AT BU
To secure your place in the Class of 2022, please submit your nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $650 by the date on your deposit voucher, which is included in the front of this folder. Due to the Early Decision binding agreement, you must withdraw all other applications to colleges or universities after paying your enrollment deposit. This deposit will be credited toward your first-semester charges. Late deposits will not be accepted. You may pay your deposit online by credit card or electronic check through the BU Applicant Link (bu.edu/applicantlink) or by paper check made payable to Boston University (check must be drafted on a US bank and include a routing number). If you submit your enrollment deposit by paper check, please write your Boston University ID number on the check. You will find this number on your deposit voucher.
Boston University’s offer of admission is extended with the understanding that you will maintain your current level of academic performance in all coursework in which you are currently enrolled. You are required to submit a copy of your final transcript—including proof of graduation or certification of equivalency (or final external examination results, such as an IB diploma)—in order to verify that your current level of performance has been maintained. All final grades will be reviewed by BU Admissions during the summer. Failure to provide this documentation will jeopardize your enrollment.
International students may pay their enrollment deposit using either of the wire transfer options below: Go to bu.edu/studentaccounting services/your-bill/payment-options for links to Flywire or Western Union Business Solutions. Payment through these vendors may often result in faster crediting of payments and a lower exchange rate. You will need your BU ID number to complete the wire transfer. Please scan and email a PDF copy of the bank receipt with your name, BU ID number, and the dollar amount to BU Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. We strongly recommend wiring your payment well before the deadline.
BU demands the highest standards of conduct from the University community and expects incoming students to act in accordance with the Code of Student Responsibilities (bu.edu/dos/policies /student-responsibilities). The University reserves the right to reconsider, and withdraw, an offer of admission if it learns that a student participated in illegal activities or other unacceptable conduct prior to matriculation at the University.
3 VISAS Unless you are a US citizen or permanent resident, you must hold an appropriate visa before you begin your studies at Boston University. Tourist/visitor visas are not considered appropriate for the purpose of studying in the United States. If you are in need of a student visa, the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) will be sent to you in the spring. If you have any questions, you may contact an International Advisor at 617-353-4492 or email@example.com.
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6 4 HOUSING AND DINING PLANS Boston University offers an array of on-campus residences, including highrise buildings and historic brownstones. Rooms within the residences vary in size and style. All freshmen are required to live on campus, as are all students who received University-funded scholarships equal to or greater than tuition. Visit bu.edu/housing to view the entire residency requirement policy (see Living on Campus, Freshmen). In the spring, you will be emailed instructions for securing your place in University housing. Complete your New Student Housing Application as soon as possible. Early submission of your application will help us to better accommodate your interests. You may choose one of several dining plans to match your schedule and eating preferences. Learn more about on-campus housing and dining plans at bu.edu/housing.
ADVANCED CREDIT You may receive advanced credit for superior results on certain external examinations and university courses completed during high school or during the summer. For more information about advanced credit and a complete list of examinations that may allow for advanced credit, visit bu.edu/admissions /advanced-credit. Please have the results of any standardized tests you take sent directly to Boston University by the testing agency. International students: please submit official examination results or transcripts to: International Student Advisor Boston University Admissions 881 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor Boston, MA 02215 USA
UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION AND REGISTRATION In the spring, you also will be emailed information on attending one of our University Orientation sessions during the summer. At Orientation, you will register for classes, take appropriate diagnostic exams, meet with a faculty member or academic advisor, and learn about the many resources available to you at BU. You will also participate in the Common Ground program, in which you will learn about yourself, BU, and Boston while connecting with new friends. All students are required to attend one University Orientation session before classes start in the fall. Classes begin on September 4, 2018. A mandatory orientation session for all new international students will be held the last week of August. Please visit bu.edu/orientation for more information.
Live and study with students from more than 100 countries, Albania to Zimbabwe.
priate contact information for the system. You will not be allowed to register for classes or move into campus residences until you provide us with this information. To learn more about this notification system, visit bu.edu/emd/emergency -management/bu-alert-faqs.
In the spring, you will receive an email with information regarding how to submit your Immunization & Physical and Health History forms, which must be completed and returned to Student Health Services before the start of classes. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires immunizations to be completed prior to enrollment. You will not be allowed to enroll until you can prove you have received all required immunizations. For details about which immunizations you must receive, please see bu.edu/shs /getting-started/incoming-health -requirements.
9 DISABILITY SERVICES
MEDICAL HISTORY AND IMMUNIZATIONS
HOW GLOBAL CAN YOU GET?
Boston University’s Disability Services Office (ODS) provides academic accommodations to qualified students with documented disabilities. ODS also works with Housing, Residence Life, Dining Services, and Facilities Management & Planning to ensure equal access to all University programs and services. If you have specific questions or need more information, please visit bu.edu/disability or contact the office at: 19 Deerfield Street, 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02215; 617-353-3658 (V); 857-366-4208 (VP); 617-353-7790 (TTY); email firstname.lastname@example.org For Sign Language Interpreter or CART provider requests, email email@example.com.
Double Major: French Studies (CAS) and Middle East & North Africa Studies (Pardee) Hometown: Wilmington, MA
My favorite BU professor
“Professor Irit Kleiman, who teaches Introduction to Medieval French Literature, has an amazing ability to make centuries-old literature come alive in the classroom. She makes the material relevant to modern times, and her infectious enthusiasm makes the class not only entertaining, but also inspiring. After taking her course, I asked Professor Kleiman to be my advisor and she has continued to have a positive impact on my experience here at BU.”
8 EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION Boston University utilizes the BU Alert emergency notification system. In the event of a campus emergency, students, faculty, and staff are notified via telephone, email, mobile phone, and text message. You will be contacted by email to provide the University with your appro-
CONNECT WITH US. AND YOUR FELLOW TERRIERS.
ADVOCATE FOR AIDS PATIENTS.
WHY WAIT UNTIL YOU GET HERE? START MAKING CONNECTIONS AND NEW FRIENDS TODAY! fo
Join the conversation with fellow members of the Class of 2022. facebook.com/groups/BU2022
Tweet that you’re in! @applytobu #BU2022
DIVE INTO YOUR PASSIONS.
Spend spring break volunteering with a New York City advocacy group.
Go underwater with ecology professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler to research the effects of anthropogenic change on marine systems.
KICK YOUR COMFORT ZONE. Be challenged by amazing faculty: Nobel Prize, Pulitzer, and Emmy winners; a MacArthur Fellow; a Poet Laureate; and more.
LEARN A LOT FROM AN OLD GOAT. Study ancient goat teeth from Turkey for clues to the effects of climate change.
ADMITTED STUDENT WEBSITE Visit our admitted student website at bu.edu/admissions/admitted for: • Information on living and studying in Boston • More on academics, BU’s global reach, and the amazing things you can do at BU • An overview of campus services DECISION INFORMATION Visit bu.edu/applicantlink for: • Admission, financial aid, and scholarship decisions • Tuition information • Open House and Off-Campus Admitted Student Reception registration (You can register beginning in mid-February.)
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GO TO PRISON. Help music professor André de Quadros teach a class there and lead inmates in song.
DIRECTORY Boston University Admissions 617-353-2300 bu.edu/admissions firstname.lastname@example.org Athletics Department 617-353-4630 goterriers.com Barnes & Noble @ BU 617-267-8484 bu.bncollege.com BU Hub 617-358-6535 email@example.com Center for Career Development 617-353-3590 bu.edu/careers Center for English Language & Orientation Programs 617-353-4870 bu.edu/celop
Community Service Center 617-353-4710 bu.edu/csc
Housing 617-353-3511 bu.edu/housing
Student Activities Office 617-353-3635 bu.edu/sao
Dean of Students 617-353-4126 bu.edu/dos
International Students & Scholars Office 617-353-3565 bu.edu/isso
Student Employment Office 617-353-3594 bu.edu/seo
Dining Services 617-353-2990 bu.edu/dining Educational Resource Center 617-353-7077 bu.edu/erc Financial Assistance 617-353-2965 bu.edu/finaid First-Year Student Outreach Project 617-353-4710 bu.edu/csc/programs/fysop
Boston University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.
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IS&T Help Center 617-353-4357 bu.edu/tech Boston University Police 617-353-2121 (emergency) 617-353-2110 (non-emergency) bu.edu/police Orientation 617-353-3555 bu.edu/orientation Student Accounting Services 617-353-2264 bu.edu/studentaccountingservices
Study Abroad 617-353-9888 bu.edu/abroad Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 617-353-2020 bu.edu/urop University Registrar 617-353-3612 bu.edu/reg University Service Center 617-358-1818 bu.edu/usc
For students admitted to Boston University under Early Decision and Early Decision 2. Updated for the Class of 2022.