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Reviews 3022 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Academics: BU boats some of the best academic programs in the country.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: There are so many people from diverse backgrounds, and you'll end up meeting a variety of different people.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Administrators enforce drug safety, but it's still prevalent on campus. Honestly, if you're not involved in it, you won't hear much about it.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love most of my professors. The class sizes get smaller as you get older, so it does feel like you are one-on-one with your professors. Go to their office hours for more help and resources - it's really beneficial.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: BU has a great reputation in the jobs aspect. Most students are employed in some way or another after graduation.

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2 College Junior

Health & Safety: Although I feel safe walking down campus at night, one step into Allston and I need to be in a group. Sexual assault issues are very real, just as any campus in the country. It's best to just watch your back and you'll probably be fine.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Freshman/sophomore housing is usually typical dorms. Stuvi and 1047 are the best places, with 1047 having laundry machines in each room. Proximity to classes depends on where you live on campus - West is pretty far from most colleges. If you want a more social/party atmosphere, live in west.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Honestly, Greek life is insignificant at BU. You can join one, and no one will really treat you any differently. The nice thing about BU Greek life is that you can be involved as little or as much as you want - it doesn't take over your life. It's a great way to find a different group of people to hang out with as well.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The only popular varsity sport is hockey, and I really only go to one a year. The school spirit is definitely lacking, but there are people around campus that are die hard Terriers. Club sports is a great organization that is fantastic to be a part of.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: BU is possibly the best decision I have ever made. It's a large school, but you find your group immediately. There are so many things to do and join - you'll never feel lost. My experience at BU has helped me shape my life and future goals in a positive way.

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1 College Junior

Greek Life: Way too much Greek Life

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Only on the main street

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Highly rated school in the same class as NYU - in a world where reputation matters, this is essential whether we like it or not.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing looked very promising and inviting - I just don't do campus housing.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: In the school of music, most students, especially undergraduates, are not hardworking. In such competitive and unstable field as classical music, one has to be devoted. I rarely see it here.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Although I do not like the school very much overall and would probably not recommend it to anyone pursuing a career in classical music, I have to admit that the BU Center for New Music did change my goal as a composer. I used to want a career in commercial music such as film scoring, but now I am going for purely artistic music.

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2 College Senior

Health & Safety: Being a guy, I do not even think about being sexually assaulted or harassed. However, I have had some girl friends who have been harassed, one of them buy a professor, The school did not do anything about it, only a slap on the wrist.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: There is no AC in most dorms. The heater is cranked up during most of winter to the point where it gets to hot. I like living on campus because classes are very close (5minutes walk).

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2 College Senior

Greek Life: I am not in Greek life nor am I interested in it. Fraternities and sororities do not seem to do anything but party. Some of my greek friends are quite intelligent and nice.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: I am not a big fan of sports in terms of playing and also watching. I have only been to one sporting event. A lot of people care about hockey, but I have never seen a game, nor do I plan to. It placed 2nd in the nation in the 2015 season, but I could not care less.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Boston University is not a terrible school, but it certainly does not live up to its hype. The reputation comes mostly from the graduate programs.

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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.

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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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