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Reviews 2763 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I'm a grad student, so I'm not big on the school athletic scene

Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I do not live in the dorms

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Because it's a school in an urban setting, there are things to look out for.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would choose BU again in a heartbeat. As a PR major, I feel I am getting the best education possible. There are numerous opportunities to get experience in the field & classes are challenging a me practical.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: You're in Boston there are tons of restaurants to fit anyone's dietary needs. A variety of cuisines are at your disposal

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: The BU police dept is a legitimate force w/ arresting powers. There's also Sexual assault response & prevention services (SARP) as a resource on campus as well as the security escort service that you can call if ou don't want to walk somewhere alone.

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Because on campus housing is guaranteed all 4yrs over 80% of students live on campus. BU is one of the only universities in the area that provides resources for students wishing to live off campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Facilities around campus are improving. The gym (fit rec) and student services center are immaculate. Some of the schools and colleges have nicer facilities than others. SMG, SHA, & ENG have the best facilities.

College Junior

Campus Quality: Academic flexibility is a major asset at BU. There are academic programs for everyone & you can usually switch majors easily.

4 College Junior

Administration: The Boston university police dept doesn't get in students' way unnecessarily. Many students complain about alcohol policies, but as long as you aren't stumbling along the streets of comm ave or engaging in other obviouscdruken behavior you'll be fine.

3 College Senior

Diversity: There is a decently large international student population and no one discriminates against religious or sexual minorities.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: It's a city and accidents happen from time to time but on-campus police does its best to keep the campus safe.

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4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Not all buildings are old, but constant construction keeps new buildings in the area.

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4 College Senior

Campus Quality: There is nothing better than the city life, especially in one like Boston.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The less fancy, the more affordable

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: off campus dining is good and since we're in Boston there's a lot of variety and always a lot of options

3 College Junior

Greek Life: non-Greeks are mostly indifferent to Greeks, greek life is there if you want it but i think it only makes up 10% of the student body. not very imposing at all, which is great if you're not into that

3 College Junior

Technology: i didn't even know we had computer labs on campus until this year when i befriended a comp sci student. printing on campus is ok, everyone gets 100 sheets in their print quota per semester

3 College Junior

Weather: weather is incredibly unpredictable in boston, always wear layers

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: on campus housing is ok, it really differs depending on where you live. i lived in warren for 2 years and it was alright. very convenient in terms of location because it was right in the middle of campus but i hated living in a freshman dorm for so long (thanks BU for screwing me over with a bad housing #). best options for freshmen would def be warren > west, unless you're an athlete or in CFA/CGS/SHA. worst options are danielsen.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: i haven't lived off-campus yet but the selection is alright. lots of people decide to live off-campus because it's way cheaper than living on-campus. allston is a pretty sketchy place late at night but if you're willing to live there kudos to you. lots of people do it but it isn't always the safest or nicest.

3 College Junior

Athletics: athletics are alright. i don't think anyone really cares about them except for the people on sports teams. people show up to hockey games but not really others. not a whole lot of school spirit

4 College Junior

Majors: i'm pretty happy with my program, BU COM has a great reputation. i am a little concerned about finding a job in my field because job prospects for the journalism field in general are a little slim, but i feel good about attending BU for this field of study. i hope to work for either a magazine or venture into doing PR/corporate work for Disney one day.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I switched into COM recently but was originally admitted to CAS. Tips for general admission - get good grades, and make your essays interesting and make sure they play to the kind of students BU is looking for. It's getting harder and harder to get into BU so make yourself stand out.

3 College Junior

Parking: parking is alright, sometimes you'll have to park on the streets. usually parking garages are open near the bigger dorms like warren for when people are moving in/out for breaks.

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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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