A major global research university
What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? Why is Boston University ranked in the top 50 national universities by U.S. News & World Report for 2023? And what is the catalyst that prompts more than 37,000 students to call BU their home? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.