Boston University (BU) is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts. The university has more than 4,000 faculty members and nearly 34,000 students and is one of Boston’s largest employers. It offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, doctorates, and medical, dental, business, and law degrees through 17 schools and colleges. BU is a member of the Association of American Universities. It is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity”.