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Boston University (BU) is one of the largest private universities in the U.S., with 4,000 faculty members and more than 31,000 students. The university has produced seven Nobel Prize winners, 22 Pulitzer Prize winners, and numerous Guggenheim and MacArthur fellows. Students have access to poet laureates, renowned scientists and engineers, and accomplished scholars who spark the imagination. Fast Facts College Type: Public Program Type: 4-Year College Campus Size: Large (over 5,000 students) Campus Type: Urban The university offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees across 250 fields of study. As a school with very high research activity, BU invests more than $400 million in research each year, led by the medical school faculty at Boston Medical Center. Students from all around the U.S. and more than 130 countries pursue their degrees at BU campuses in Boston, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and 30 other cities around the world. The university also offers nearly 100 study abroad programs and numerous internship programs around the world. The majority of students live on the Boston campus along the Charles River, and enjoy their choice of 500 activity groups in the performing arts, media, community service, religion, and more. The school competes in NCAA Division I sports.