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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Because sororities don't have houses, they don't throw huge parties like they do at other schools. However, if you're a girl it's very easy to get into frat parties, and most people in greek life or who have friends in greek life go to those. As for social life, it really depends on who your friend group is - if a lot of your friends like to party you might be pressured into joining, but at the same time if your friends are in sororities/frats then you can just go to the parties they invite you to.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't go off campus very much for food. When I do, food from places in the North End (especially Italian) is delicious. Also, the seafood selection here is amazing.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: As long as you're reasonable and respectful with them, they treat you with respect as well.

5 College Freshman

Majors: What they do first is they take the student's GPA (most important), decide whether to take the student in or not. Then, BU takes a look at your SAT/ACT scores, extracurricular activities, and then your essay.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: BU offers a bunch of varsity clubs, which are doing superb!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The food that BU serves is overall good, but once you start thinking about the cost you're paying, it makes you cringe..

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Most of the time the administration is helpful when it comes to changing your schedule, except for the beginning of the year and new semester. They are pretty disorganized.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining has many delicious options but they aren't very convenient to the campus and can be pricey.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Warren is pretty average but other housing options seem nicer.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: BU messed up my financial aid package due to lateness and missing documentations, disqualifying me for work study. I barely have enough money.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Unfortunately if you have a certain financial aid plan then you are not eligible for offcampus housing, such as myself. Off campus housing is nice but pricey.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This issue has been addressed thoroughly and the college makes it known that they are supportive and are taking measures to prevent assaults.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life exists but it's not very big here on campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics department obviously has a lot invested in it. The facilities are great and the sports teams are some of the best.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Alcohol and drug use rules are enforced and the penalties are pretty severe. However many people seem to be able to get away with such behavior as long as it's kept down low.

3 College Junior

Majors: The application process was basic and I had no trouble getting into the Engineering program.

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4 College Junior

Majors: It is filled with intelligent and social individuals striving for excellence.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are mainly older buildings, but are extremely close to campus and livable.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Even for being smack dab in the middle of Boston, the area is extremely safe. Even late at night.

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2 College Junior

Athletics: Plenty of club and intramurals to join, but varsity isn't really praised here.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Plenty of options near by, the only thing is the cost of living.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: The greek life is not very well accepted by the university, therefor it doesn't play a huge role.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's expensive at most places, but you can't argue with the quality.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Difficult for guys to get in to them. Houses are normally awful and trashed.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: I love Boston, one of the best cities that I have ever been to.

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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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