Boston University, at Boston, Mass.; coeducational; founded 1839, chartered 1869, first baccalaureate granted 1871. It is composed of 16 schools and colleges. Among its notable research facilities are a medical center (including the schools of medicine and graduate dentistry and university hospital) and centers for science and engineering, computational science, and remote sensing.
See E. R. Speare, Interesting Happenings in Boston University's History (1957); W. O. Ault, Boston University: The College of Liberal Arts, 1873–1973 (1973).
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