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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They offer a lot of different courses in varying areas of study and they don't limit you based on your major. You always have the option to take more than the standard number of courses. Some of the more popular classes are larger, but the school makes an effort to have many professors to keep class sizes smaller.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: One of the best things on campus is how seriously administrators take the safety of students, especially when it come stop assault.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: University housing is never the best, especially when you're a freshman, but I got lucky. I have my own bathroom and even though there's a little less space with two roommates, it's better than I anticipated.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Again, I don't participate in Greek life so I don't know all that much about it. It's also not a huge part of campus life.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't pay that much attention to athletics, more so because they aren't my thing. However, for the people who participate they seem to enjoy what the school has to offer.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't started classes yet but from what I can tell, it's a great school with a comfortable environment. Every student can find their place and being right in the city provides lots of access to activities outside of the college.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Although this school does not have a varsity football or baseball team, their hockey is always one of the best in the nation with one of the stadiums.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Boston University has been a great experience so far with so many opportunities to be able to excel and prepare for life after college.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: My health and safety are okay because I don't live on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a good school academically, and my professors really knew the topics they taught, and they've all had professional experience as well. I had some issue with the first year of the online MSW program since it was a repeat of my undergraduate courses, but since the MSW program accepts anyone with a Bachelor's, I guess they have to start somewhere. I can't review life on campus as I don't live in campus or go to the campus. It's pretty inexpensive for grad school goes, compared to other well known grad schools.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have no opinion since I do not live on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I haven't heard anything about the greek life on campus, and I don't attend the physical campus, so I cannot give a proper review.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I have no idea as I don't actually go to the physical campus.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am part of their MSW online program, and so far, I haven't been impressed with the fact that I have do a lot of the work to find a field placement when that's what I'm paying tuition for. The work load is horrendous, and the program doesn't seem conducive for people who are already working full time jobs.

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.

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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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