The university has over 3,900 professor along with practically 33,000 pupils, as well as is among Boston's largest companies. It supplies bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, doctorates, and also clinical, oral, organisation, as well as additionally policy levels via 18 establishments along with universities on 2 urbane schools. The major university is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore as well as additionally Allston locations, while the Boston University Medical Campus hinges on Boston's South End neighborhood.
BU is classified as an R1: Doctoral College (very high study activity) in the Carnegie Category of Organizations of Higher Education. BU belongs to the Boston Consortium for College as well as additionally the Organization of American Universities.
Among its alumni along with existing or past professors, the university counts 8 Nobel Laureates, 23 Pulitzer Prize victors, 10 Rhodes Scholars, 6 Marshall Scholars, 48 Sloan Fellows,  9 Academy Award victors, as well as numerous Emmy along with Tony Award champions. BU additionally has MacArthur, Fulbright, Truman along with Guggenheim Fellowship holders in addition to American Academy of Arts and additionally Sciences and also National Academy of Sciences members among its past as well as existing grads along with professors. In 1876, BU instructor Alexander Graham Bell designed the telephone in a BU lab.
The Boston College Terriers contend in the NCAA Department I. BU athletic teams complete in the Patriot League, along with Hockey East conferences, as well as additionally their mascot is Rhett the Boston Terrier. Boston College is prominent for males's hockey, in which it has won 5 championship games, the majority of lately in 2009."