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Reviews 2507 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Hockey is huge at Boston University. Our dog pound is essential to winning the games and home support is great. Overall, it's a fun and loving atmosphere, great place to meet new people and get involved.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Academic Programs – It is easy to switch majors anytime of the year and you could take any classes you want as long as it's not over 18 credits. That is why people take advantage of PDP classes at the FITREC.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Attending school events, biking on campus, eating at the dining hall, and visiting attractions outside campus.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Medium city with plenty of attractions right outside Boston University by taking the T. Very accessible to Newbury Street, MFA, and downtown Boston.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Most of the buildings are state of the art or under renovation for improvement. The fitness and recreation center is amazing, and so are the new dorm buildings but the older ones are no where near as nice.

4 College Senior

Weather: you'll get that here. I came from NYC and the weather isn't much different. It can be extremely cold in the winter and scorching hot in the summer. But I'm a person that likes seasonal changes so it works.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Better Than Expected – This was a place I had low expectations for but being here has really changed my perspective. There's just a wealth of opportunities here, due to its location and size. And there's no "mold" to fit into. I'm generally an optimistic person though so I believe you can make the best of wherever you go.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Green Line Blows – The existance of public transportation is a blessing, but biking would certainly beat the green line anywhere it has to go

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Overpriced, Undervaried – Most of the things near campus are not priced to suit a college budget, bringing your own food from home and eating in the grass is the best option.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Good Computer Access – We have a computer lab in Mugar Library (the main library). Computer labs used to be more obiquitous, but they've cut down on the number of labs as well as pages in the printing quota (from 500 to 100 in a year). You can print to the printing center from your room. Before you had to go to the printing lab. The network is pretty fast and there is wireless connection in many places except most dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Gay Guys, Well Dressed Girls – Girls dominate Boston University, and most of the guys here are gay. But here at Boston University, the majority of the students are well dressed, we look sharp and we look good.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: School for the Very Rich and the Very Poor, No in Betweens – At Boston University, half the students can afford to slack off and not care, for others, if they don't do well in their classes, they're wasting 50 grand a year. Students here are either very dependent on Financial Aid or their parents can afford to pay for the school.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: No one drives unless they are really fortunate, but class is too close to drive to, and it takes longer to walk to your car than to walk to class.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Fans are super supportive depending on the sport. Mens sports always get more fans, and they are more lively, especially sports like basketball and ice hockey.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus Living – Campus Housing is great depending on where you live. Some of the dorms (for upperclassmen and very lucky sophomores) are amazing and include fabulous views of the river. Dorms for freshmen are not as awesome, but it is what any freshmen would expect.

4 College Senior

Weather: Very Unpredictable and Extreme – The weather varies by season very much. When it is winter, snow can be guaranteed in large quantities. Wind, rain, and sun also appear in extremes during each season. Classes aren't necessarily affected though because of the great pick-up points with public transportation.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Delicious, Diverse Delicacies! When I visited the Boston area, I experienced more food and restaurant options than ever before. My favorite place being Little Italy, Boston offers many diverse cultural food options. Many places are trendy and college student friendly. Many take the Terrior Card, which is helpful for BU students.

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5 College Senior

Academics: The academics and School of Management at Boston University are amazing and nationally ranked. Not only does the School of Management immediately immerse students in business-related scenarios and education, but it allows for hands-on work and experience.

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5 College Senior

Local Area: Lost to Do! Its Boston, a huge city with lots of opportunities. That means never a dull night!

4 College Student

Campus Quality: The New School of Management – The New BU School of Management is one of the most impressive buildings of all Northeast colleges. With easy access to technology, BU's SMG is a leader

4 College Junior

Diversity: Ethnically, Boston University is very diverse. We have an overwhelming number of international students and people from every state in the country. However, most of these people are well-off and it's easy to feel self-conscious when you actually have to support yourself through school and not your parents.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I always feel safe in the daytime. At night, if you stay on Commonwealth Ave in well-lit areas, you have nothing to worry about. Off-campus at night is scary though, especially for young females.

3 College Junior

Technology: Recently, Boston University decided to condense all of the computer labs on campus into one centrally located lab in the middle of campus in the library. However, these computers are fast and there are more of them available. The downside is that they are all in one building. Also, the university reduced everyone's printing quota by 400 pages.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: the convinience of off-campus housing is really good.The rent is not expensive if it is one person. the person may pay $300 or $400 a month with bills for one room to yourself. The city of Boston is safe because there is not alot of people walking around at night. If a person may need help well then the school counselors may help you out because they are there for you to help.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Academic, and Boston – academic in BU is very strong.
people do come to BU in an expectation of party scene, though usually everyone studies at somewhat level.
although many are whites, I do feel very diverse in the BU community. Many international students, from states to other countries.
girls are beautiful, yet maybe somewhat spoiled.
u do have an option to go other campuses to find new people, though u probably dont need to do so in the freshman year. (BU consists of 33000 people so..)
overall i love BU, because the school makes me study, and most of the professors are great.


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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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