Boston University

Boston University

Boston University, BU, is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. Although chartered by the Massachusetts Legislature in the year 1869, BU traces its roots to the establishment of the Newbury Biblical Institute in Newbury, Vermont in 1839.

BU boasts of nearly 4,000 faculty members and more than 30,000 students. It is the fourth largest private university in the country and the fourth largest employer in the city. BU has two campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood and the second one is in Boston's South End neighborhood. BU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through 18 schools and colleges.

The sports team of BU is nicknamed the Terriers. Some of the famous graduates of the University are Tom Fielder, the Executive Editor of the Miami Herald, Ethan Forman, 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner, and Daniel Goodrich, the photographer of Newsday.

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Environmental Science
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
East Asian Studies
European Studies/Civilization
Latin American Studies
Near And Middle Eastern Studies
Regional Studies (US, Canadian, Foreign)
Italian Studies
Area Studies, Other
African-American/Black Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other
Computer And Information Sciences, Other
Information Science/Studies
Computer Science
Data Modeling/Warehousing And Database Administration
Computer Software And Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Networking And Telecommunications
Computer And Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration And Management, Other
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services, Other
Culinary Arts And Related Services, Other
Bilingual And Multilingual Education
Curriculum And Instruction
Educational Leadership And Administration, General
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, And Research, Other
Special Education And Teaching, General
Education/Teaching Of Individuals With Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
Counselor Education/School Counseling And Guidance Services
Student Counseling And Personnel Services, Other
Elementary Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Drama And Dance Teacher Education
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English As A Second Or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Teaching English Or French As A Second Or Foreign Language, Other
Education, Other
Engineering, General
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical And Electronics Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Engineering, Other
Comparative Literature
Linguistic, Comparative, And Related Language Studies And Services, Other
Chinese Language And Literature
Japanese Language And Literature
East Asian Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other
Russian Language And Literature
German Language And Literature
French Language And Literature
Spanish Language And Literature
Hispanic And Latin American Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General
Latin Language And Literature
English Language And Literature, General
Creative Writing
Rhetoric And Composition/Writing Studies, Other
English Language And Literature/Letters, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Molecular Biology
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology
Cell/Cellular And Molecular Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology And Anatomical Sciences, Other
Microbiology, General
Microbiology And Immunology
Genetics, General
Physiology, General
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Pharmacology And Toxicology, Other
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography
Environmental Biology
Conservation Biology
Molecular Medicine
Neurobiology And Anatomy
Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Financial Mathematics
Statistics, General
Systems Science And Theory
Historic Preservation And Conservation
Nutrition Sciences
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Bible/Biblical Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics And Seismology
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Applied Psychology
Public Administration
Social Work
Social Work, Other
Public Administration And Social Service Professions, Other
Graphic Design
Drama And Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design And Technology
Playwriting And Screenwriting
Directing And Theatrical Production
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Cinematography And Film/Video Production
Art History, Criticism And Conservation
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Music Theory And Composition
Musicology And Ethnomusicology
Keyboard Instruments
Music, Other
Fine And Studio Arts Management
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Visual And Performing Arts, Other
History, General
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Acceptance & Retention Rates
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,

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