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Reviews 3012 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Junior

Greek Life: Way too much Greek Life

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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

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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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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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