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Boston University is a leading private research institution with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world. 

Established in 1839, Boston University is located in Boston, Massachusetts. With a combined graduate and undergraduate student population of 31,000, it is the fourth largest private university in the country.  The majority of the campus is located on the Charles River between Kenmore Square and the Boston/Allston border, while the Medical Center is just south of the main campus.

Boston University has many esteemed faculty and alumni including several Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winners. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. received his Ph.D. from the University in 1955. BU Professor Elie Wiesel won the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize, and Alexander Graham Bell, a former BU professor, invented the telephone in the BU campus. Other notable alumni include Bill O’Reilly and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke.

BU was also one of the first universities to send students abroad. Now there are over 70 programs to choose from, and students often study abroad during their time at BU.

Renowned for its outstanding research and education facilities, Boston University is listed in the Top 100 Global Universities and is ranked 35th in the United States and 65th in the world by Newsweek. With over 250 programs of study and 500 student organizations (including our International Affairs Association), Boston University offers a wide array of academic and social opportunities and attracts students from all 50 states and over 100 countries from across the globe.

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