Boston, MA 02215, Top 100 Universities in USA 2014 – Rank – 52, Boston University In Massachusetts
Boston, MA 02215, United States
Boston University (most commonly referred to as BU or otherwise known as Boston U.) is a private research university located inBoston, Massachusetts. The university is nonsectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
The university has more than 3,800 faculty members and 33,000 students, and is one of Boston’s largest employers. It offersbachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorates, and medical, dental, business, and law degrees through eighteen schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston’s Fenway-Kenmore and Allstonneighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston’s South End neighborhood. BU also operates 75 study abroad programs in more than 33 cities in over twenty countries and has internship opportunities in ten different countries (including the United States).
BU is categorized as an RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In 2009–2010, BU had research expenditures of $407.8 million, or $553 million if the research led by the Medical School faculty at Boston Medical Center is included. BU is a member of the Boston Consortium for Higher Education and the Association of American Universities.
The university counts seven Nobel Laureates including Martin Luther King, Jr. (PhD ’55) and Elie Wiesel, 35 Pulitzer Prize winners, nine Academy Award winners, Emmy and Tony Award winners among its faculty and alumni. BU also has MacArthur, Sloan, andGuggenheim Fellowship holders as well as American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Sciences members among its past and present graduates and faculty.
The Boston University Terriers compete in the NCAA‘s Division I. BU athletic teams compete in the Patriot League, Hockey East, andColonial Athletic Association conferences, and their mascot is Rhett the Boston Terrier. Boston University is well known for men’s hockey, in which it has won five national championships, most recently in 2009.
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U.S. News & World Report ranks Boston University 41st among national universities for 2014. Boston University was also ranked 11th among public health graduate schools, 16th among social work schools, 29th among law schools, 30th among medical schools (research), 38th among engineering schools, 40th among business schools, and 51st among education schools.
In 2014, BU’s SMG undergraduate (business) program was ranked 23rd by Bloomberg Businessweek.
In 2012, Emerging, a human resources company based in Paris, and Trendence, an institute that researches employer branding, personal marketing and recruitment, ranked Boston University 17th worldwide and 7th in the United States for employability of its graduates.
QS World University Rankings in 2013 ranked Boston University 79th overall in the world, the 26th highest ranked U.S. school on its list. It has also received the maximum five stars under the QS Stars evaluation system.
The Economics Department at Boston University is ranked 13th in the World by total citations as of May 2013. The ranking is based on 6133 institutions with 36221 registered authors in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis database of economic papers. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranks Boston University 20th in the United States for economics and econometrics programs.