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Boston University (BU) is a major research university with two campuses located in Boston, MA: the Charles River campus and the Medical campus. BU has 15, 803 undergraduate and 14, 175 graduate and doctoral students from over 150 countries and nearly 2, 700 full time faculty. In 2014 US News and World Report ranked BU 41st among national universities, its highest ranking ever.

The College of General Studies, founded in 1952, is one of BU’s 16 schools and colleges. According to the CGS website:

“The College of General Studies offers a two-year, general education core curriculum taught in a team structure, an approach to academics that enhances the relationships among students and faculty. The extensive core curriculum is both interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary and taught solely by full-time Boston University faculty dedicated to teaching as well as scholarship. Considering the depth of the core curriculum and the faculty/student team approach, the College is virtually unique.


CGS freshmen are the second-largest incoming class of Boston University’s ten undergraduate schools and colleges. All CGS freshmen are accepted as four-year bachelor’s degree candidates, who, upon completion of the core program and elective courses outside of CGS, continue to their choice of any of the liberal arts and professional degree programs in Boston University’s other nine undergraduate schools and colleges.”

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