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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Boston University is a wonderful school with endless possibilities. Those include research, excellent dorms and dining, and world class professors who are surprisingly approachable. My only concern is unfortunately the high tuition.

8 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like Boston University because it is a college campus but it incorporates the city aspect of Boston as well. It's easy to find something to do when you need a break from classwork. The classes are challenging but that's because it is a very good school and I'm glad that I chose to go to BU.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've been participating in numerous community service activities, and my acadmic is getting better and better!

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's not the type of school you go to to party. You go here to study and leave campus to party.

8 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Where do I begin? From the lack of a campus to the absence of Greek life to the grade deflation, BU is holistically an utterly terrible school. If you expect to party in college, please do not come here. First off, all parties are off campus because there is no campus to party at. If you're a girl, you can get into most any party, but will have slim pickings and will soon get bored of those guys because guys literally aren't allowed into parties. Guys who aren't on sports teams or in one of the three respectable frats on campus are simply screwed. Furthermore, there is no school spirit at BU. The hockey team is the only thing we have going for us, but really, who likes hockey? There are no tailgates, no popular events, and BU's almost non-existent Greek life will surely be extinct in a few years because the administration has sold their on-campus housing, cracked down on them, and made it clear they are not welcome on campus. Because of the linear and extremely urban "campus"of BU, the anti-social kids in East campus rarely associate and mix with the better looking, more athletic, partier types in West campus. The administration is impenetrable and cares more about its image than transparency and justice with regards to discipline and sexual harassment cases. I myself am transferring next semester, and at least half the kids I've talked to about transferring say there are only one or two characteristics about the school that account for the reasons why they are still here, whether it be money or their friends. The academics of BU are really the only positive, if you can look past rampant grade deflation and the total absence of any atmosphere that inspires one to study. Unlike most other campuses in America, BU's has no brick buildings, no ivy covered libraries, and really no place where one can feel comfortable sitting down for ten hours in the relaxing reprieve of a college campus.

38 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A lot of independence. A lot of females which is good for straight men! I'm an international student and was raised where the drinking age was 16, so this whole 21 one thing is completely ridiculous to me. Its very hard to party, and even harder if you're a freshman independent male. Boston is a great city though and I have had a lot of fun so far. The course load is easier than the IB so far, but there is A LOT of reading. BU campus is amazing with a lot going on. I bought the semester T pass, but now realise that I am not using it that much because I just love walking everywhere. The food here is amazing as well :O

19 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: BU has such a large range of student diversity. Everywhere I go I meet someone new with a history and background I never would have learned of otherwise.

14 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love going to BU and living here. It's liberal, well established, and ahead of the curve.

11 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I LOVE BU! Yeah, it can be incredibly hard and yeah sometimes it makes you want to tear your hair out, but honestly I can't see myself anywhere else and it's the best choice I've made

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My Freshmen year was amazing. Although at times it was overwhelming, at the end of the day every minute was worth it. It has helped transform me into a stronger, responsible and more mature individual.

9 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love BU.....I was a little overwhelmed by the size at first but it ended up being really great for me. Aside from the fantastic education I am receiving I am also learning to become more responsible and mature. Living in a city has really helped my grow as an individual.

8 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I did my undergrad at BU and now i'm back for distance education to earn a Masters in Computer Science. I had an amazing experience in undergrad and am hoping I have equally good research opportunities during my masters.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: BU is too hard in comparison with other schools. The pre-med courses are extremely difficult.

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Boston University is the perfect school for me. it's located on the Charles River and just minutes away from downtown Boston. I like the communal atmosphere of the school and the college city vibe of Boston itself. In terms of academics, teachers are great and make learning something I want to do, not something I have to do.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the learning experience here. Being a part of a huge city has been integral to my education and most students are extremely happy here.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: This school is awesome and who wouldn't love being right in the heart of Boston.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love BU! All the people are so passionate about what they want to do and everyone is so unique and interesting. Also there are a ton of things to do on and off campus, so you're never bored. I would choose BU again because of the great education program they have. I have had such a wonderful beginning to learning about education and all of my teachers, teaching fellows, and fellow students have been great.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed my time so far at BU. It is such a diverse school and a great city. The school has so much to offer. I am happy with the program that I have chosen.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Boston University has been my dream school. I am very happy with the school of engineering and especially there biomedical engineering program.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Kind of wish there was a competitive club tennis team but everything else is great. The atmosphere, the people, the positive vibe- wouldn't be anywhere else. Although BU wasn't my first choice I definitely love it now.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The campus is a lot better than I expected.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Boston University is extremely diverse and the opportunities that are offered are endless. There are students who come from all over the world which helps spread ideas and experiences.The campus is large and urban. It's never difficult to travel because the T (the tram system) runs right through campus. Boston is a college town so it's easy to meet students from other colleges and feel comfortable traveling around the city. It even allows students to travel out into other parts of Massachusetts. I've met many wonderful, intellectual, and diverse people that have become my friends. The professors, from my personal experience, are all the heads of their fields and take pride in giving their students and quality and unique learning experience. I wouldn't want to have studied anywhere else.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: BU is a special place. Every morning when I wake up, I look forward to the day ahead of me. The enviornment forces you to be independent, but in the best way. And the people there are incredible. It's in one of the best cities in the world and is full of opportunities. It really is a wonderful place. The negatives: it's crazy expensive and the academics can get veryyyy stressful at times (but it's worth it because the programs can't be beat)

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience at Boston University has been outstanding overall. I am in the Theatre Performance class of 2018 in the School of Theatre and I have experienced much growth during only my first year. It's a small community within a big university, so it's easy to feel at home. However, I often feel like the size of the university has a negative impact on the quality of living and treatment students get from the school. I experienced many problems in the dorms, but because there are so many students, repairs or services weren't always available. And I often feel like my financial needs are not taken seriously because of the number of students in need at the university. Nevertheless, I am thrilled to be going back to Boston University; I only wish it was less expensive.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I really love that I am still located in New England. The community is great but sometimes I wish there was more green space on campus and that we had a football team. However, those complaints are super minor.

2 people found this useful Report
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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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