No other city in the world can compete with Boston's remarkable concentration of history, higher education institutions, and culture. The city provides many opportunities for internship and research positions as well. In fact, 93% of undergraduates participate in at least one internship before graduating. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) helps students locate research positions both within and beyond the university; BU's Center for Career Development works to provide students with the resources they need to get internships or part-time jobs in any number of fields. Boston is a world-class center for attractions including museums, libraries, baseball at Fenway Park, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and a thriving theater district. Students make up 20 percent of Boston's population during the academic year.
Boston University's academic and athletic facilities are some of the best in the country. The Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC) is home to teaching space, a full carpentry and machine shop, a metals foundry, and laboratories; while the Photonics Center houses state-of-the-art laboratories devoted to developing new light-based technologies. The Student Village provides first-rate recreation, athletics, high-rise apartments, and dining. The Village includes the Fitness and Recreation Center and Agganis Arena, offering space for University sporting events as well as concerts and family shows. The University also offers the Yawkey Center for Student Services, which houses the Center for Career Development, Educational Resource Center, Pre-Professional Advising Offices, and Marciano Commons, a two-story dining hall.
Boston University has one of the world's most extensive study abroad programs. Among the University's 100+ programs are language and liberal arts programs; programs that combine studies with internships; fieldwork programs for students wishing to pursue academic or scientific research; and summer programs. Programs are available in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey. There are also programs available in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.
Types of Transportation Available to Campus
By the MBTA (The "T"): Take the Green Line train (Boston College, "B" line) to BU East. Exit and cross Commonwealth Avenue to Granby Street. Turn left on Bay State Road. The Admissions Reception Center is located on the right side, at 233 Bay State Road. For route and fare information, visit the "T" online at www.mbta.com
. By Air: Taxis to Boston University from Boston's Logan International Airport may take approximately 30 minutes (fare: approximately $25). From the airport, the "T" may take an hour and requires a transfer from the Blue Line to the Green Line at Government Center Station (for directions to Boston University by MBTA, see above). For more information visit Logan International Airport online at www.massport.com
. By Bus or Train: Amtrak service and major bus companies arrive at Boston's South Station. Taxis to Boston University take approximately 20 minutes (fare: approximately $20). The "T" may take 40 minutes and requires a transfer from the Red Line to the Green Line at Park Street Station (for directions to Boston University by MBTA, see above).
Driving Instructions to Campus
From West of Boston: Take Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) to Exit 18 (Brighton/Cambridge). Pay toll, then follow signs for Cambridge down the ramp to the second set of lights. Turn right at the lights (do not cross over the bridge/Charles River) and travel on Soldiers Field Road/Storrow Drive to the second Boston University exit. Follow the Local Directions below. From North of Boston: Take Route 93 South to the Storrow Drive exit (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore Square exit (left exit). Follow signs for Kenmore Square. Follow the Local Directions below. From South of Boston: Take Interstate 93 North/Route 3 North to Storrow Drive exit (exit 26). Go west on Storrow Drive to Kenmore Square exit (left exit). Follow signs for Kenmore Square. Follow the local directions below. Local Directions: Turn right off the exit ramp at the traffic light (Beacon Street). Stay to the right to enter Bay State Road. The Admissions Reception Center will be on the right, 233 Bay State Road. Parking: Metered parking is available in front of the Reception Center on Bay State Road. Meters accept quarters only. A campus parking lot, which offers parking for a flat fee, is located off Commonwealth Avenue at the intersection of Granby Street.
Boston University is located in the Back Bay/Fenway area of Boston. The University does not endorse any particular hotel establishment. A list of local hotels can be found at http://www.bu.edu/admissions/explore/coming.html