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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The safety of students is taken very seriously

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are parties that you can go to if you want to.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Party scene exists, you don't have to party if you don't want to.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Great opportunities for different courses.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I haven't encountered really any issues with drug safety. Policy is strict.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are some sports on campus that are more a part of campus life than others. BU is known for their hockey team and our school is very passionate about it. There are tons of students attending games. Other sports like soccer are followed by some students, but those who attend make sure everybody knows that BU is the team they are supporting.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I loved taking a variety of classes and learning about different subjects throughout the day. There is such a wide range of things to do and classes that there is never a time of boredom. Even in the snow there is a space to hang out and enjoy it. Being out of New York City, it is nice to be in a quiet and less busy city.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors here are some of the best. They're all extremely qualified and I'm proud to learn by them. Most classes aren't huge like you'd think at a school this big. most are average size and you get to know your professors or at least your TA's.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The value of a degree really matters especially in the communication field. A degree form BU already put you ahead without the rest of your resume

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: BUPD is awesome I never feel unsafe, but we are in Boston so off campus you need to be aware of your surrounding, but just like you would be anywhere else

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I mean you have everything you need and it's clean, just expensive

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: It's alright, it's not huge at BU and you can't have houses on campus like at other places. They end up being cramped old places in Allston

4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are big here if you want them to be. You can certainly attend games and have school spirit!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school is amazing and has so much to offer. Boston gives you many professional and fun opportunities. There's always something to do to have an adventure or better yourself. It's just really expensive

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This is my first year at the school, but I have had opportunies presented to me to study abroad and other intership opportunites because I attend this school. I will get more involved in other activities this year, my first year was mostly studying and observing.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have no complaints, my first year was very great. I studied alot in order to keep my GPA up, but I have been able to exercise on a regular basis as well as meet other people. I felt that my professors were very professional and excellent educators. I have been taking mostly my core courses, but it has been very exciting just to be in this school and I did not have any issues with obtaining the classes I needed.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: In the year of attending Boston University, I have not had any unsafety issues. I have been able to roam around the campus without being afraid and attend my classes as well as meet new people. I feel very safe.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus as a Freshman gave me the opportunity to learn the school, socialize with other students and build a network of people to study and have fun with. It is convenient for me to get to my classes and walking distance to things I need. This has been a great experience for me and I am excited to returning this fall.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My eperience has been a well balanced compromise with studies, personal and my workouts. I have enjoyed the first year attending Boston University and look forward to the future years as a student in this University. I am far away from home and it has been really refreshing to be able to be at a school that enjoy attending.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I don't live on campus and am a part-time grad student, so it is difficult to evaluate.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am early in my program so have not started to actively look. However, it seems that there are a lot of quality employers that speak at the school and recruit on campus.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I'm a graduate student, so it isn't really an issue for me. However, I find it ridiculous that part-time students have to pay a membership fee to use facilities. Honestly, it comes across as cheap and greedy.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Classes are interesting and professors are very engaging in class. As a part-time student, it can be very difficult to engage with professors otherwise, and BU doesn't seem to make it much of priority. This is on one hand understandable, given that I take classes at night, but given the cost of the program it should be made a priority. Overall, I very much enjoy the program, but do feel that the cost is exorbitant, even compared to other peer institutions.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have not started yet, but so far I have loved Boston University. It is a fun, diverse campus that values its social standards alongside its academic prestige. I am very started to begin my education this fall, and I am looking forward to a fun year ahead.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am young right now but I feel that Boston will prepare me well for my adult life. It is a nationally recognized school and its degree will get me far in life.

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While BU certainly has its downfalls, most of which are due to the sheer size of the University, there are plenty of opportunities to take full advantage of all that it has to offer. For the resourceful and motivated, a little effort will go a long way. The most important thing is to utilize your professors to your advantage. It is their job to be available to their students, and while some are certainly more attentive than others, students are not turned away by a professor when they have gone looking for opportunities or support.

Keeping busy, being well-organized, and choosing a course of study that truly stimulates your intellectual interests will all be really helpful in having a successful experience at BU. Many students dread graduation day, and therefore, leaving Boston is not something they look forward to. On the flip-side, countless others would argue the opposite perspective. Accept your environment and work with it, as well as against it. Do not stay inside for too long, and do not drink away your college years. Make school a priority, and hang out with your professors (they are the best resource you have). Boston is a huge city with a really large population of young people. If you are looking for a taste of city life, and think that you would be able to establish yourself at a big university in a high-paced atmosphere, it is definitely possible to find your niche here.

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