Boston University

Internationally recognized as a top institution of higher learning and research, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Boston University offers more than 250 degree programs through 17 schools and colleges, along with incomparable campus resources and superb faculty. With more than 33,000 students from all 50 states and around the world, Boston University is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States.

Over the years, Boston University’s award-winning faculty has included numerous Nobel Laureates, U.S. Poets Laureate, MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellows, Fulbright Scholars, winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and dozens of leading scientists, authors, and scholars.

Quick Facts

  • Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant and cultural cities in the U.S.
  • Fourth-largest independent university in the United States
  • Student/faculty ratio: 13:1
  • Home to 33,000 students from over 130 nations
  • Comprised of 17 schools and colleges
  • Established: 1869
  • President: Robert A. Brown
  • Motto: Learning, Virtue, and Piety


  AAU-Logo-Inquiry-Innovation-Impact Boston University is an elected member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and is also designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.
Boston University is accredited by the New England Association of School and Colleges (NEASC).
AACSB_logo The University is an accredited member of AASCB International—the Association of Advance Collegiate School of Business.
th MET’s master’s degree program in Computer Information Systems is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
CNSS_Logo_75px-69px Metropolitan College’s information security programs are accredited by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).
th MET’s master’s degree programs in Administrative Studies, Computer Information Systems, and Project Management are accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).


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A Dynamic University

In a city with more than 50 colleges and universities, what sets Boston University apart?

Boston University Professors

Celebrated thinkers

On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a former three-term poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Computer Science Professor Lou Chitkushev

Extraordinary teaching

When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of more than 3,500 scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations.

Research Lab

Groundbreaking Research

With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World Class Students

World-class Students

Elite students from all 50 states and 130 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and more than thirty other cities on six continents.