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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Public Health financial aid is a little different, and the staff aren't always friendly to communicate with!

College Sophomore

Campus Food: These locations are based on the Charles River Campus - I take classes on the BU Medical Campus & do not participate in a food plan.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Eh, not much of the affordable housing in the area is kept up incredibly well, but it works!

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Not a bad area at all!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of choices, many open late or offering alternative diets. A good selection but not too much for really cheap options.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: From what I have witnessed, they're pretty good! I don't live in the dorms though so I don't know the rules there!

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not reside in campus housing.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Usually expensive, especially if transporation is taken into account.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The best parties are off campus

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of great restaurants all around Boston. It can get pricy!

3 College Freshman

Administration: Officials are strict where you would expect them to be.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: They don't have many scholarships for people based on academic success.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: In general the food is pretty good, although some days are better than others

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I recommend living in a freshman dorm first year because they are central to campus and make it easy to get around quickly!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You actually live in a Boston apartment off-campus.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: BU isn't a party school, you have to go off campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Boston has great food in general, lots of variety

3 College Freshman

Administration: It really depends on your dorm style and RA

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: BU will provide a little, but don't expect a lot

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: BU dining is very good compared to other schools

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Early housing is rough, but upperclassman can be A+

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: If you're lucky enough to get an apartment in South Campus or Allston, it is pretty easy to get to campus. If you're a little far, the winter storms can hinder you from coming to school at the time you want.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not a huge party person so I don't normally go out to parties. Many of the parties are in Allston.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are great off campus dining options and they're worth going to

4 College Freshman

Administration: There are only so many RA's to help with noise reduction and dorm violations. If you're having a problem with fellow dorm mates, try to solve it on your own at first. If they really won't stop, the RA's do a pretty good job in making sure the necessary consequences are given to the people who cause trouble.

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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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