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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the learning experience here. Being a part of a huge city has been integral to my education and most students are extremely happy here.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: This school is awesome and who wouldn't love being right in the heart of Boston.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love BU! All the people are so passionate about what they want to do and everyone is so unique and interesting. Also there are a ton of things to do on and off campus, so you're never bored. I would choose BU again because of the great education program they have. I have had such a wonderful beginning to learning about education and all of my teachers, teaching fellows, and fellow students have been great.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed my time so far at BU. It is such a diverse school and a great city. The school has so much to offer. I am happy with the program that I have chosen.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Boston University has been my dream school. I am very happy with the school of engineering and especially there biomedical engineering program.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Kind of wish there was a competitive club tennis team but everything else is great. The atmosphere, the people, the positive vibe- wouldn't be anywhere else. Although BU wasn't my first choice I definitely love it now.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The campus is a lot better than I expected.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Boston University is extremely diverse and the opportunities that are offered are endless. There are students who come from all over the world which helps spread ideas and experiences.The campus is large and urban. It's never difficult to travel because the T (the tram system) runs right through campus. Boston is a college town so it's easy to meet students from other colleges and feel comfortable traveling around the city. It even allows students to travel out into other parts of Massachusetts. I've met many wonderful, intellectual, and diverse people that have become my friends. The professors, from my personal experience, are all the heads of their fields and take pride in giving their students and quality and unique learning experience. I wouldn't want to have studied anywhere else.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: BU is a special place. Every morning when I wake up, I look forward to the day ahead of me. The enviornment forces you to be independent, but in the best way. And the people there are incredible. It's in one of the best cities in the world and is full of opportunities. It really is a wonderful place. The negatives: it's crazy expensive and the academics can get veryyyy stressful at times (but it's worth it because the programs can't be beat)

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience at Boston University has been outstanding overall. I am in the Theatre Performance class of 2018 in the School of Theatre and I have experienced much growth during only my first year. It's a small community within a big university, so it's easy to feel at home. However, I often feel like the size of the university has a negative impact on the quality of living and treatment students get from the school. I experienced many problems in the dorms, but because there are so many students, repairs or services weren't always available. And I often feel like my financial needs are not taken seriously because of the number of students in need at the university. Nevertheless, I am thrilled to be going back to Boston University; I only wish it was less expensive.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I really love that I am still located in New England. The community is great but sometimes I wish there was more green space on campus and that we had a football team. However, those complaints are super minor.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love BU! It makes me so happy every time I step foot on campus!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We only make fun of sorority girls but no one really cares

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Not a fan and you have to go elsewhere to find a party

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You can get what you want if youre willing to pay but most things close early

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Definately and all dining points plan would be the best

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It takes so oong for them to notify you if domething is kissing there are somany steps and no help in guidamce

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms are very spacious and the people are great. Its challenging academically and winters are brutal but overall great school, awesome professors

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: If you want something cheap it's usually cheap. For nicer places, it can get pricy but it's pretty great. Being 15 min walk from school, 5 min to public transportation and being less than 5 min away from Coolidge Corner is pretty amazing.

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4 College Senior

Party Scene: There are a lot of parties in Allston, but they're not the great ones. Usually the good parties are at off-campus apartments of acquaintances.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't a lot of student discounts, but options are great. The food is overall really good.

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3 College Senior

Administration: They're overly sensitive about noise complaints. Attendance and in-class strictness usually depend on the professor.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: The food isn't the greatest. The new dining hall – Marciano is pretty okay, but like I mentioned above, they try to be too "fancy"

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms aren't very integrating, especially for incoming freshman. The rooms are small, even as the price increases.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The buildings are old but the community and proximity to classes are fantastic. The residence life office is HARSH

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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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