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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: In the big lecture halls it is difficult to get to know professors. That being said the majority of the professors still seem to care about each individual student. While others seem to have no remorse or care at all. It is easy to find those few professors who do care and to get to know them as well. As long as you find those professors you are fine. The professors are all brilliant in their fields and often times do research. They make the courses interesting based on the fact that it is cutting edge and new knowledge.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: We have a wonderful career student center which has innumerable connections that can easily connect you to the perfect internship or job afterward. The value of having a degree from the school is priceless because it is very helpful with having such great name recognition. It makes the job application all the more valuable and stand out all the more.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is very cliquish but if you know someone then it still is difficult to get into parties. You definitely do not need to be involved with Greek life in order to have fun.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: While the athletics are a big part for previous high school athletes, the environment and opportunities that it provides is such that those who did not participate in athletics previously can now learn and pursue new sports in a safe and judgement free zone.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The academic rigor of this school is the perfect place for students who have that drive to learn, work hard, and pursue their goals. The is a great diversity among the individuals present at the school which allows for students to learn and respect other cultures and peoples. Coming to this school has been the best decision for me and I would happily do it all over again.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sexual assault can't be dealt with properly by the nature of a campus police system--since they're a division of the school, they report to a private institution rather than the government, and are therefore accountable to the administration rather than the students. However, since the administration genuinely cares about students in all matters except finances, it works out OK.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors tend to be wicked smart, with a few exceptions--I personally got a few bad ones, but from sitting in on others' classes and talking to others, I get a good vibe. Courses are EXTREMELY hard but well worth it. Getting an A feels all the better... if it happens.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Stay in groups at parties and never leave a friend with anyone or assume they're fine.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's hard. Expect to work your tail off and still not do as well ad you would have liked.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'll have a valuable degree with job opportunities when I graduate.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Expensive, but it's nice to have lots of other students around.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Again, I'm in the Honors College. We have our own building which is VERY nice and also right next to the best dining hall on campus.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know enough to comment, although I can say from experience that the system for formal recruitment for sororities is flawed.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm in the Kilachand Honors College, a smaller program within the University. It fulfills GenEds through a seminar series, which comprises smaller-sized classes of more specific and interesting topics. Intelligent students and faculty make for an intellectually stimulating yet still fun environment

5 College Junior

Athletics: BU hockey is amazing, basketball is really fun, and it's just a really great athletics department overall.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: To succeed you must be intrinsically driven and motivated. Professors will not always care if you do well or if you begin to show disinterest due to depression, etc. Take initiative, get help, tutoring, talk to someone, etc. and you will be much happier and better off.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Administration needs to be more proactive about sexual assault on campus. I, however, have never felt unsafe at BU.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are extremely interesting, and push you work very hard. The one class that I didn't learn much from was Chem 101 and 102, since the professors really didn't care about the students at all.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The degree from BU is one that looks very good when applying for jobs, and BU graduates are very employable. The school also has good resources for students, you just have to look for them on your own.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are all very nice, and every building is a little different from the other.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life does not impact social life on campus that much, and you don't need to be involved in it to have fun.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics are amazing at BU, and going to games--especially hockey games--are a lot of fun, and most students go.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Boston University is a really great school, and is very difficult. It pushes students to study hard, you have to work for the grades you want. Although you work hard, the grade deflation that BU is known for does make it a lot harder.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am in an online program, so I am not on campus but it has be very nice so far.

3 College Junior

Athletics: We have a football team and as far as I know we have other teams. I know for sure we have a tennis team. Sports are fairly popular at this school.

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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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