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
  • Motto: Learning, Virtue, and Piety

Metropolitan College (MET)—one of Boston University’s 17 degree granting schools and colleges-upholds BU’s mission as an “international, comprehensive, private research university, committed to educating students to be reflective, resourceful individuals ready to live, adapt, and lead in an interconnected world.”

Applying the principles of excellence, accessibility, and innovation, MET reaches out to diverse populations with more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs that are competitive, challenging, and rewarding. Along with its programs on campus in Boston, the College maintains a strong global presence with MET International partnerships.


  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.
New England Commission of Higher Education Boston University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.)
AACSB International The University is an accredited member of AACSB 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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