The university, with over 2,000 faculty and nearly 30,000 students, operates on two urban campuses, one on the Charles River in Boston's Back Bay and the other (the Medical Center campus) in Boston's South End neighborhood. Boston University includes Colleges of Fine Arts, Arts and Sciences, Communication, Engineering, General Studies, and Health and Rehabilitation; Schools of Education, Dentistry, Hospitality Administration, Law, Medicine, Management, Music, Public Health, Social Work, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts; as well as the prestigious University Professors program. The university offers associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.
Boston University's Terriers compete in basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis and wrestling, while the Lady Terriers compete in basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, and track. The school's athletic teams compete in the America East, Hockey East, and Colonial Athletic Association conferences, and their mascot is Rhett the Dog.
Notable alumni include: