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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Enjoying most of my professors.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many of the professors are very good. One or two are not totally engaged, but you can always see the TA instead for help. The discussion sessions are very helpful.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: School is very highly rated for BioE majors. Many research opportunities and internships.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The resources fo rengineering here are very good. The EPIC design center is very cool.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: So many great options and majors here. Many highly rated programs, but Bioengineering is my favorite.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I have friends from all races here.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Many options, but the area can be expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Like the research and design labs for engineering.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Many dining options, Bay State is the best, but far from my dorm.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I'm too busy for a relationship now. Maybe soon. Many friendly, talented people here.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I found an internship, but not through BU. Worked at a company in southern California.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love my dorm! South campus, small dorm.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: There is an endless amount of things to do or see on the weekends. Free admission for students to museums, etc.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: My area of south campus seems safe. The neighborhood is clean and quiet. The area is well lit, with lots of students around.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not personally interested in Greek life, but I can see some advantages. Just not important to me.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I need financial aid, but my calculated family contribution is too high. I am working on getting merit scholarships.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are numerous restaurants and take-out places within walking distance, and they are all very good!

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: They expect you to behave, and act like adults. Take responsibility for yourself and everything is fine.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I tend to exercise on my own. The facilities are good at BU, but they are far away from my dorm.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I try to avoid party areas. I need peace and quiet to study for bioengineering. My dorm is nice and calm.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The price is ok, the food is ok too.

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1 College Freshman

Scholarships: You either get all the money or none.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Grade deflation is a well-known issue at BU. It's very difficult to get an A. As a pre-med student, most of my classes are graded on a curve, so you usually just get lumped into the C category. Chemistry professors take their work and tests extremely seriously, so chemistry (general chemistry for freshmen especially) is generally very difficult for most students. However, the science program as a whole, from what I have experienced of it, is decent. Professors care and want their students to learn, and it shows.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: I love Boston. It's very diverse, and people are generally open-minded and friendly. Another thing that's great about Boston is that there are so many colleges around the area that it's known as a "young town", which is very fun for college students.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you have a fake or are over 21, going to clubs is pretty fun. But Boston closes down at 2am, which can be annoying for some. Frat parties/parties in general located in Allston are fun as long as you know people - houses are small so they are selective. But if you want to go out Thursday-Saturday, there's almost always somewhere to go.

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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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