Why should I study in Boston University?

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Boston University  (most commonly referred to as BU or otherwise known as Boston U.) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is non-sectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

The university has more than 3,800 faculty members and 33,000 students, and is one of Boston’s largest employers. It offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorates, and medical, dental, business, and law degrees through eighteen schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston’s Fenway – Kenmore and Allston neighbourhoods, while the BU Medical Campus is in Boston’s South End neighbourhood.

BU is categorized as an RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. BU is a member of the Boston Consortium for Higher Education and the Association of American Universities.

The university counts seven Nobel Laureates, twenty-three Pulitzer Prize winners, nine Academy Award winners, and several Emmy and Tony Award winners among its faculty and alumni. BU also has MacArthur, Sloan, and Guggenheim Fellowship holders as well as American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Sciences members among its past and present graduates and faculty.

The Boston University Terriers compete in the NCAA’s Division I. BU athletic teams
compete in the Patriot League, and Hockey East conferences, and their mascot is Rhett the Boston Terrier. It is well known for men’s hockey, in which it has won five national championships, most recently in 2009.

Boston University offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorates, and medical, dental, and law degrees through its 18 schools and colleges. The newest school at Boston University is the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies (established 2014), and the newest name is the Questrom School of Business (renamed in 2015).

U.S. News & World Report ranks BU tied for 41st among national universities and 32nd among global universities for 2016. Boston University was also ranked 10th among public health graduate schools, 16th among social work schools, tied for 26th among law schools, 30th among medical schools (research), tied for 37th among engineering schools, tied for 43rd among business schools, and 52nd among education schools.

QS World University Rankings in 2015 ranked Boston University 91st overall in the world. Times Higher Education in 2015 ranked BU 64th overall in the world and 30th among U.S. universities.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks Boston University 42nd in the United States and 73rd in the world, in its 2015 list. Newsweek (International Edition), in its list of the Top 100 Global Universities, ranked BU the 35th in the United States, and 65th in the world.

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How to obtain I-20 from Universities | Masters in USA

Reading Time: 2 minutes You had been waiting for this moment with bated breath! You just received your I-20 and you are on cloud nine and all set to embark on a fresh journey to your dream destination for your higher studies. I-20 indeed is an official stamp to your eligibility to study in the university.

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Why is the University of Florida so well-renowned?

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The University of Florida  (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its historical origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906.

The University of Florida is one of sixty-two elected member institutions of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the association of preeminent North American research universities, and the only AAU member university located in Florida. UF is classified as a Research University with Very High Research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Following the creation of performance standards by the Florida state legislature in 2013, the Florida Board of Governors designated the University of as one of the two “preeminent universities” among the twelve universities of the State University System of Florida. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked UF as the
fourteenth best public university in the United States.

The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). It is the third largest Florida University by student population, and is the eighth largest single-campus university in the United States with 49,913 students enrolled for the fall 2012 semester. The U F is home to sixteen academic colleges and more than 150 research centres and institutes. It offers multiple graduate professional programs—including business administration, engineering, law, dentistry, medicine, and veterinary medicine—on one contiguous campus, and administers 123 master’s degree programs and seventy-six doctoral degree programs in eighty-seven schools and departments.

The Universirty of Florida’s intercollegiate sports teams, commonly known by their “Florida Gators” nickname, compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and the South-eastern Conference (SEC). In their 108-year history, the university’s varsity sports teams have won thirty-five national team championships, thirty of which are NCAA titles, and Gator athletes have won 275 individual national championships.

In its 2016 edition, U.S. News & World Report (USN&WR) ranked the University of Florida as tied for the 14th-best public university in the United States, and tied for 47th overall among all national universities, public and private. The 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities list assessed the University of Florida as 83rd among world universities and 44th in the United States based on overall research output and faculty awards.

The University of Florida has more than 330,000 alumni. Over 57,000 are dues-paying members of UF Alumni Association. Florida alumni live in every state and more than 100 foreign countries. Florida alumni include two Nobel Prize winners, ten U.S. Senators, forty-two U.S. Representatives, eight U.S. ambassadors, eleven state governors, eleven state Supreme Court justices, and over fifty federal court judges. UF graduates have served as the executive leaders of such diverse institutions as the U.S. Marine Corps and the National Organization for Women.

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