Founded in 1839, Boston University is one of America’s largest and most respected private research universities. It offers a unique combination of academic excellence and social relevance for its more than 32,000 students from 135 different countries.
Boston University has a rich and distinguished history of support for Civil and Women’s Rights. BU was the first university to open all divisions to female students, the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman, the first in the U.S. to award a medical degree to a black woman, and the first to graduate a black psychiatrist. Boston University Medical College was the first coeducational medical college in the world, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. chose Boston University as a place to hone his message of peace and social justice in the 1950s, graduating with his Ph.D. in Theology from BU in 1955.
Boston University is also a pioneer in online education. With an innovative and user-friendly suite of interactive online learning tools, students anywhere in the world can immerse themselves in the dynamic culture and community of BU to pursue a variety of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, all of which are identical to the degrees offered on-campus.
To learn more about Boston University’s academic credentials and standing in the intellectual community, please see our Rankings and Accreditations page.
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