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4 College Junior

Local Area: One thing I love about living in Boston is that everything is so accessible. Though I miss Sunday morning drives in my car, I have become accustomed to a brisk walk to Newbury or just walking down the street to grab groceries. I'm never bored because there are so many things to do in Boston. Downtown and Faneuil Hall have such a great energy this time of year, and Boston Commons in the fall and spring are simply amazing. I feel like there is something for everyone in Boston. I like the fact that it is a pretty small city too, because it allows you to see everything.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Boston University is definitely not known for being a "party school". As a junior who is not yet 21, I find going out to be difficult because I rarely find myself wanting to go to Frat parties swarming with freshman. Though parties are prevalent, the police prevent the parties from becoming big or "ragers". In order to have a change of scene, the best way is to visit colleges in the surrounding area such as MIT and Harvard. I am overall satisfied with party experience at my school, though I know it is definitely not the best.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a little bit of music scholarship I was happy with.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The BU Hockey team is really big here

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: There's always something to do on campus

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3 College Freshman

Administration: It personally makes no difference to me

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Marciano's is the best dining hall besides West

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking alone around campus at night

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Towers is really close by most of my classes

4 College Student

Local Area: its da buuuuust bish yas

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3 College Student

Scholarships: its kk wit de muney

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4 College Student

Academics: its great in my opinion

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Its not too shabby but i dont have that much of a opinion about it to get too complex on it.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Im not interested into greek life but I see it good and a great social opportunity for those that want to join something under that criteria.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The security at the dorms is insane. They make you fill out papers to sign guests in that don't go to BU, but it's understandable in a sense. Underage drinking is completely frowned upon, and if you get caught you will be called in for a judicial hearing. As long as you don't get caught, you're fine. Noise violations depends on the RA you have. If you have one that hates noise and any fun, well that sucks for you. Some RAs can be sort of lenient with that rule but it depends.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in West Campus, so although it's pretty far from most of my classes, I love it. It's pretty close to FitRec, which is a good incentive to go there all the time. I would say that the social atmosphere is better in Warren because of their common rooms on each floor, but West houses all the partiers and athletes. It kind of depends on your preference when it comes to choosing a dorm.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: BU is really concerned with the health of its students. The medical facilities are pretty good and the people really want to help you. BUPD and the EMTs are instantly called if a student might have alcohol poisoning. Safety is the first priority, and it's comforting knowing that they will take car of you.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm a part of a club team and it's great. The varsity sports are a little more important, but we still get a lot of support. The facilities are great; FitRec is so amazing.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses are hard work, and grade deflation doesn't help that. The professors and TAs are there during office hours if you need to talk to them, and BU provides so many different tutoring services that you should take advantage of. The lectures can be pretty big, but they get smaller as your courses get more specific.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: It's Boston, how can you not love it? Not only do you have the city at your fingertips, but there's so many more colleges to find people your age to interact with. Newbury is close by, so you can go shopping right after class if you want to. Hockey games are a must to go to; even if you're not into sports it's still a great way to have fun with friends.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: COM is the best. If you ask for help, help will be given. Even though the classes are hard, they are definitely worth it.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've never looked into off campus housing, but it seems pretty chill. There's a website run by BU that gives apartment listings near campus, so I guess that's helpful.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: This is Boston, so finding a different place to eat every night isn't hard. The best places near campus are Sunset Cantina and T Anthony's. Sunset has the best nachos ever and T Anthony's is open pretty late. If you're looking for something fancier, the North End is where it's at.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't very prevalent on campus, only about 5% of the student body join a sorority or fraternity. However, the parties they throw are awesome.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's always somewhere to go on the weekends and you definitely won't get bored. Allston is where all the BU frats are and is a haven for freshmen. Bay State Road has all the MIT frats and they are a blast. There's so many other colleges around that parties won't be hard to find.

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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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