The college has over 3,900 teacher in addition to nearly 33,000 trainees, and also is among Boston's biggest companies. It uses bachelor's degrees, master's levels, doctorates, and also clinical, dental, solution, in addition to regulations degrees via 18 institutions as well as universities on 2 city universities. The main college is located along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and also Allston communities, while the Boston University Medical School depends on Boston's South End community.
BU is categorized as an R1: Doctoral University (actually high research study job) in the Carnegie Classification of Organizations of Higher Education. BU is a member of the Boston Consortium for Higher Education and also the Association of American Colleges.
Amongst its alumni as well as likewise existing or previous teachers, the university counts 8 Nobel Laureates, 23 Pulitzer Reward champs, 10 Rhodes Scholars, 6 Marshall Scholars, 48 Sloan Others,  9 Academy Honor champs, in addition to countless Emmy and additionally Tony Honor champs. BU likewise has MacArthur, Fulbright, Truman as well as Guggenheim Fellowship proprietors along with American Academy of Arts and also Sciences in addition to National Academy of Sciences participants among its past along with existing graduates and additionally teachers. In 1876, BU professor Alexander Graham Bell produced the telephone in a BU laboratory.
The Boston University Terriers complete in the NCAA Department I. BU sports teams full in the Patriot League, and additionally Hockey East meetings, and also their mascot is Rhett the Boston Terrier. Boston University is well known for males's hockey, in which it has actually won five national championship, most recently in 2009."