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College Deliberately: Boston University

Boston University is a very large, private not-for-profit, four or more years University that emphasizes research, religion and citizenship located in the city of Boston, MA. It is known for Business Administration and Management, General, Business Administration and Management, General and Information Science/Studies.

Boston University

place One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215
phone Phone: (617) 353-2000
web Web: http://www.bu.edu
  • Boston University is also known as:
    Boston University, BU, Boston U

Accreditation

The following information is gathered from a variety of public sources, and is updated annually. The user is advised to visit the accreditor’s site (linked where available) to verify accreditation status before making any decisions.
AgencyType / Program
Campus StatusInitial Accreditation date
Boston UniversityMusic (MUS) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1938
Boston UniversityOccupational Therapy (OTM) – Programs leading to a Master’s Degree
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1965
Boston UniversityOral and Maxillofacial Pathology- (OMP)
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1967
Boston UniversityPost Doctoral – Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency)
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1988
Boston University Goldman School of Dental MedicinePost Doctoral – Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency)
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1988
Boston University at MCAS Cherry Point (Military Program)Institutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited1990
Boston University at Bay State Correctional Center (Prison Education Program)Institutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited1990
Boston University at Bay State Correctional Center (Prison Education Program)Institutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited1990
Boston UniversityNurse Midwifery (MIDWF) – Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery EducationProgramAccredited1991
Boston University at Tyngsboro, MAInstitutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited1991
Boston UniversityAudiology (AUD) – Graduate degree programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1994
Boston University at Metropolitan College, Liberty MutualInstitutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited1997
Boston UniversityClinical doctoral program in Audiology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1999
Boston University at Henderson Hall (Military Program)Institutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited2001
Boston UniversityOral and Maxillofacial Pathology- (OMP)
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited2004
Boston University at South Middlesex Correctional Center (Prison Education Program)Institutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited2004
Boston University at South Middlesex Correctional Center (Prison Education Program)Institutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited2004
Boston University at Fall RiverInstitutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited2004
Boston UniversityOccupational Therapy (OTD) – Programs leading to a Doctoral Degree
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramPreaccredited2018
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’

Links

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154
Bachelor’s degree
177
Master’s degree
88
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
4
Doctor’s degree – professional practice

sportSports

Boston University is in NCAA Division I without football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Rowing Women’s 112
Lacrosse Men’s 46
Rowing Men’s 41

The complete list of sports at Boston University is available for members.

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