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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: All is terrific! The gym, study areas, libraries, dorms and the BU BEACH. Boston University's campus is #1.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: Boston University is very strict on everything noted above, providing a academic atmosphere, yet allowing for fun and legal activities all of the time.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The school is too big, so there is not much social atmosphere. It was really easy to get a room that I really wanted.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Many courses take attendance, so it is required for students to attend all lectures (which really helps me study). Workload is not that heavy, and all the professors I met were lenient; they understood any circumstance I had which could have had effect on my grade.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of real estate offices nearby our campus. So it's really easy to get an off-campus housing. Also many apartments near our campus are fancy, but not that expenisive.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants and diners at Kenmore Square and Fenway Park. Also, there are excellent asian cuisines in Harvard Avenue. Foods are overall not that expensive, and the restaurants are easy to get to, because there are subway stops every two block.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my major (health science), because it provides programs that are not only interesting but also flexible. This means that I have ample spots to take courses other than my major. Also health science program provides internship at my senior year, and I believe it would help me get a future career.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus is strict against drug use or underage drinking. There are always BUPD officers somewhere in the campus too.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school always sends me e-mails about opportunities, such as intership, part-time jobs, or sometimes full-time jobs. Thanks to those e-mails, I was able to save my time looking for those opportunities. My aunt and cousin graduated from BU, and they both told me that alumni network of BU is indeed the best in Massachusetts. I do part-time job in the campus, and the pay is great!!

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Boston University is known for sports games in Agganis Arena. BU students are always desperate to buy tickets for hockey games because hockey is a big deal in BU. I once played trumpet in the PEP band, and I could always see that BU is really supporting athletes to do their best through various methods.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The security on campus is wonderful - I feel safe walking from the library to my dorm late at night alone and everyone is fully informed on how to reach the on campus police for any issue. We are alerted (text message, email, and phone call) every time there is a danger/immediate safety issue so we are up-to-date and can take necessary precautions (over the semester these were nearby house fires or burglaries, usual stuff). Everyone receives a business card with all the important phone numbers for sexual assault and other emergencies when you move into your dorm and freshmen receive seminars over orientation about where to find the police on campus and when to use them. They are very effective in keeping everyone safe.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For this current year (my freshman year), I lived in Warren Towers - the biggest and most popular freshman dorm. The size of the rooms are average and each floor had the privilege of a common room complete with a sink and furniture, which other freshman dorms on campus do not have. The laundry facilities, mail room and in-building dining hall make it easy to live and are great when the weather is bad. My room in particular was fine, but I have friends who have leaks in their rooms/hallways when it rains because the building is old. Overall, it was a great place to meet other people and it is directly across the street from all of my classes (which was wonderful when I overslept and had ten minutes to make it to class on time). Definitely not a building I would want to continue to live in, especially compared to the other buildings on campus (namely the exclusive upperclassmen Student Village buildings), but it worked for my basic freshman necessities.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Amazing hockey team. Top of Hockey East.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: It is an amazing city.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Takes hard work to get an A.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Best college food I know of.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They have issues with out-of-state information.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It is not that important.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is very expensive and not at all safe.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's difficult to get enough money to pay for college.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my classes and professors. It's a tough school to get A's and A+'s

most of my classes are small, lectures are larger, there's a lot of amazing classes offered at BU.

I feel I'm getting a superior education.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I spend more time studying than partying. But I do enjoy my free time with friends.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Boston is an incredible city. It's rich in history and universities. It's a fun and safe city. I love all of the opportunities that can be found here. There are many sporting events, and forms of entertainment. There's a lot of shopping too, but I'm too busy with my studies to spend time shopping and my funds are limited.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I chose both a major and minor. Some majors require auditions which can be tricky... sometimes you need a back up choice but you can always add a minor or change your major later on.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's important not to put yourself in unsafe situations. For example, I never walk alone at night. I feel that BU is extremely safe and administrators make sure that we have the necessary resources to be safe on campus all the time.

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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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