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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There were definitely trade-offs when it came to choosing housing. There are two main options for incoming Freshmen, Warren Towers and West Campus. Warren Towers is close to most classes, but is pretty low in quality as far as rooms and dining. West Campus ranks higher in quality in both topics, but still lacks space in dorms. West Campus is about a twenty minute walk from my classes, which is inconvenient, but there is a shuttle if you are lucky enough to catch it. The bathrooms are by far the worst. You walk in, and it's just like walking into a Walmart bathroom. The doors to the shower line the walls, with no changing room in between. I'd rather shower at Planet Fitness.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a big deal at BU, especially because we aren't even allowed to have sorority houses on campus.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Hockey at BU is a huge deal and all students love to come out and support the team.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The atmosphere at BU is amazing, but challenging

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most of the professors are pretty strict but teach well. There is grade deflation and it really sucks. Generally, freshman classes are much larger than upper classman classes. There is a big variety of courses offered.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are alot of intership opportunities at BU. Since BU is in the city, there are so many differnt internships and job opportunities.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Overall, its pretty safe around campus. It feels good walking around the campus.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It sucks major time. The freshman dorms are horrible. There is no space and no A/C.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Dont even have a greek life. The greek life pretty much sucks.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: BU is pretty competitive is athletics. We strive to be the best as possible.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Boston University. Its intellectual aura makes it feel like home.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I loved living in a brownstone

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not in Greek life but I definitely am exposed to it

4 College Junior

Athletics: The sailing team is technically a club sport but used to be varsity as a member I would like to see it be varsity again

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love BU, being in Boston surrounded by other colleges, many research opportunities and some of the best medical facilities in the country it's the perfect place to get a real life experience along with the college experience. I also have found my classes engaging for the most part

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The courses offered at Boston University are diverse and thus great for students to take. The professors are willing to go beyond what is required of the course, and often invite students to study beyond the course to further their education. The class sizes vary greatly, as introductory courses are the most populated, and as the courses get more specific to a major, the class sizes decrease dramatically. The teaching methods of professors vary, as there are traditional professors and some professors use their own methods of teaching that vary in success.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Because Boston University is located within a busy city, there is a certain degree of danger around campus; However, Boston Police does a great job in patrolling the campus, making sure that students are safe. The only times that may seem unsafe is late at night at places that are not crowded and often are the places that crimes occur. Overall, the security here at Boston University is good.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Most of the housing options at Boston University provide students with adequate space for living and allows for students to get to classes quickly due to proximity( I have used this to my advantage with 8am classes ). The rooms in each housing option are clean and allows for students to interact with other students living in the same room and building.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: The main attraction to Boston University in sports is hockey, where many students attend the men's hockey games. We as a collective student body showcase our school spirit during these hockey matches, and often the arena is fully packed with students that attend Boston University. As for athletic facilities, fitrec is one of the most top notch facilities that offers students with full access to weights, cardio equipment, basketball courts, and physical trainers.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Boston University offers a great variety of courses that students can take regardless of their respective major. The professors at the university are very passionate about the course that they teach, and often are willing to talk to students beyond the classroom that engages students with various topics and subjects. The university offers a lot to students outside of education as sports events are lively as well as many clubs that students can join and find their own niches.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: BU has many general education classes for freshmen and sophomores, so I have taken a variety of classes. Many courses in different areas are offered, with the best professors in his or her field. I am receiving a top-level education here.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: BU is one of the best colleges in several areas, especially in mine, journalism. I feel confident that I will receive a great job after graduation because degrees from my school are highly valued.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I generally feel safe on campus. However, it is in a city, so I have to be aware of my surroundings, especially at night. The BU Police are great at keeping campus safe, so I always feel protected in case of emergency.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: BU provides its students with many housing options, and the selection process is smooth. Some of the buildings are slightly run down, but the maintenance workers are extremely friendly and helpful to keep the buildings clean.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The varsity athletics are fun to attend, as BU has good teams in Division I. However, not many students are into the athletics as students are at other colleges, which makes the events a little less exciting. I believe more students should be supporting our teams since our college is so big and the teams are good.

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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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