30 Facts About Boston University


Boston University is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The Boston University Terriers compete in the NCAA Division I BU athletic teams compete in the Patriot League, and Hockey East conferences, and their mascot is Rhett the Boston Terrier.

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Boston University is well known for men's hockey, in which it has won five national championships, most recently in 2009.

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The institute moved in 1867 to 23 Pinkney Street in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston University, and received a Massachusetts Charter as the "Boston University Theological Seminary".

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Street names in the area, including Claflin Road, Claflin Path, and Boston University Road, are the only remaining evidence of university ownership in this area.

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Boston University is known for his contributions to personalism, a philosophical branch of liberal theology.

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In 1877, Boston University became the first American university to award a PhD to a woman, when classics scholar Helen Magill White earned hers with a thesis on "The Greek Drama".

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On March 16, 1978, about 900 Boston University students gathered at the George Sherman Union to protest against the $400 rise in tuition and $150 rise in housing charges declared by the trustees on March 7.

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In 2019, Boston University expanded its financial aid program so that it would "meet the full need for all domestic students who qualify for financial aid, " starting in fall 2020.

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Boston University closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and shifted to online learning for the remainder of the semester on March 11, 2020.

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Boston University converted the old Nickelodeon Cinemas complex into College of Engineering labs and offices.

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In 2018, following negotiations in the preceding year, Boston University purchased the former Wheelock College, which is referred to as the Boston University Fenway Campus.

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Boston University requires that all students living in dormitories be enrolled in a year-long meal plan with several combinations of meals and dining points which can be used as cash in on-campus facilities.

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Boston University provides specialty houses or specialty floors to students who have particular interests.

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Boston University died in a hospital on November 27, 1953, and his ghost is rumored to haunt both the room and the floor.

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Boston University is located at the junction of Fenway-Kenmore, Allston, and Brookline.

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Bicycle traffic on Commonwealth Avenue is heavy, and advocacy groups have held public meetings with BU, the MBTA, and the City of Boston University to improve safety and congestion along this travel corridor.

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Boston University bought a wind farm in South Dakota to meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2040.

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Boston University offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctorates, and medical, dental, and law degrees through its 17 schools and colleges.

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Boston University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

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Boston University is home to several academic journals and publications.

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Around 20 freshmen from every Boston University graduating class are part of the Trustee Scholars Program.

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Boston University Academy is a private high school operated by Boston University.

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Boston University men's hockey team is the most successful on campus, and is a storied college hockey power, with five NCAA championships, most recently in 2009.

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Boston University recently constructed the new Agganis Arena, which opened on January 3, 2005, with a men's hockey game between the Terriers and the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.

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In Boston University, Bell was "swept up" by the excitement engendered by the many scientists and inventors residing in the city.

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Boston University's research focuses on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

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Boston University is the first writer from the United States honored with the Man Booker.

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In international politics, Boston University alumni include Sherwin Gatchalian, a Philippine senator elected in 2016, and Daniyal Aziz, a Pakistani politician affiliated with the Pakistan Muslim League who is currently a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.

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Boston University was an assistant track coach at BU during the 1970s.

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