College Road Trip to Boston: Boston University

"SPANNING A TWO-MILE stretch of Commonwealth Avenue along the south shore of the Charles River, Boston University is its own distinct neighborhood – and it mirrors the globe, says Kelly A. Walter, associate vice president for enrollment and dean of admissions.

About a quarter of the undergrads typically are international students – from 130-plus countries – and 40% represent a race or ethnicity other than white.

Most students share a motivated mindset, observes Tyler Ross, a junior speech, language and hearing sciences major from Somers, New York. ‘Everyone really takes advantage of what BU has to offer,’ Ross notes.

Those offerings include 10 undergraduate schools and colleges offering 250 majors, more than 450 student organizations, plentiful research opportunities and 24 Division I varsity sports teams. Popular majors include biology and health sciences; students can participate in professional training programs and conduct research at local hospitals." …