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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.

2 College Freshman

Administration: The BU campus is very strict.
if you drink alcohol and u get caught, even without a beer on ur hand, you are in danger of probation, possibly kicked out from college housing.
RA exists on every building, every floor, so ur best bet is to go somewhere else to drink.
BU police is extremely unhelpful and unfriendly, as well as the security of each dorms.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If You Want a Party School, Go Somewhere Else. there are virtually no greek life in BU.
people go to parties (frats) in MIT, though some frat houses for MIT are located at the end of BU campus.
on-campus alcohol is very strict, 1 strike and you will be kicked out from the housing.
In a stereotypical view, BU is very like boston college, an academic college more than party college.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Food Is Good, Lacks Variety – Food is good in the dining halls, but lacks variety. You tend to get sick of the dining halls towards the end of the semester. Not many options for restaurants accepting University dining points.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Unique Experience – You can find anything you want at this school. The academics are far above average although somewhat overrated. It can be very cliquey as people tend to run in small social circles, which is not my personal preference. There's not much school spirit or a strong community feeling. Overall, it's not the typical college experience but great nonetheless.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: There are free university shuttles, and the subway runs through campus, plus there are city buses and cabs.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Give and Take – the pretty one's are dumb, the smart ones can be cute. not bad overall

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: So far I've seen a lot of reviews that say most kids are very rich and there isn't a lot of financial aid. I have yet to meet many kids who are paying full, except for international students. Granted, even with financial aid, some people still pay a good chunk of money. However, the school is pretty generous with merit based aid, but you have to work hard to maintain an adequate gpa or you might lose scholarships.

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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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