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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.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus, and I think the school does a good job of preventing crime. However, I believe that Boston University could handle sexual assault cases more seriously. Victims are not treated very kindly, and the cases take a very long time to resolve.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Obviously some professors are better than others, but overall professors really seem to care about their students and do a great job of teaching the necessary material. Boston University has really great resources and is always updating courses and letting professors try new things. The academics are everything that I hoped they would be.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From what I've heard, a degree from Boston University is very helpful when trying to find a job later in life. The school does offer a lot of research and internship opportunities as well.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in Warren Towers is honestly the best. I thought the rooms would feel really small and the bathrooms would be gross, but the facilities employees keep the dorm very clean, and the room realistically have all the space I need. The social atmosphere in Warren Towers is fantastic; the common rooms are a great place to meet people, and the RA's facilitate lots of floor get-togethers. I met some of my best friends on my floor and I couldn't be happier in Warren Towers.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely not as important at Boston University as it is at some other schools. The people involved in Greek life seem to love it, and those not involved in Greek life seem pretty indifferent about it.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm from Wisconsin, and have grown up only knowing the intense spirit at the UW Madison. Therefore, I was a bit disappointed with the school spirit and fan support at Boston University. However, BU does have very nice athletic facilities, and the hockey team does very well and is fun to watch.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Like any school, Boston University has a mix of good and bad professors, but overall, the professors that I've had have been fantastic. I've found my classes very engaging and thought-provoking. My one complaint is that school spirit is a little lower than I would like, but that's to be expected at a school that doesn't have a football team. Boston University really encourages student feedback, and I've found that they respond quickly and effectively to any feedback that they receive. Overall, a great school, and given the option, I would choose it again.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Hockey is a huge part of the school culture and almost everyone attends the games. And of course, Soccer's "Terrier Tailgate" is the biggest back-to-school event. Besides that, varsity sports do not really dominate campus life at Boston University.

The Fitness and recreation center (Fitrec) is one of the best-kept facilities on campus. It offers a myriad of classes for credit, from marathon running to Zumba. There are also several external not-for-credit classes. The facilities are incredible, with several courts, weight lifting rooms, an athletic pool and a lazy river, and a rock wall. There are rooms for any kind activity available, such as dance and yoga classes and basketball. I cannot find anything bad to say about fitrec - nearly everybody uses it, and it is super well kept and feels new although it is now 10 years old. There is also a super yummy smoothie bar in the corner with healthy refreshers for after you exercise!

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the life that Boston University has provided me with! There are so many exciting classes and opportunities that it would be impossible for me to fit it all into four years. I am in the honors college, so all of my classes have less than 15 students in them. The close interaction I get with my passionate professors really enhances my experience and my ability to learn the material. Whether it's reading Freud or discussing Virginia Woolf, my teachers are always available to offer their interpretations and help with the readings and assignments. Most of the dorms on campus are spacious and have great views, which is always a plus. The school is really well integrated with the city and it is easy to get around, whether it's all the way across campus or in the heart of Boston. It has only been a semester but Boston University has already matched and exceeded my expectations!

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Boston University is located in the center of the city, which makes it very accessible to get around classes due to the public transportation services and the vertical distance. It is very safe at times because there are BU police officers surrounding our facilities and you must have a BU terrier card to access certain dorms and facilities. Although we are in a major city, I feel very safe and secluded to the campus of BU.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think that the course options at BU are varied according to your degree and what you plan on taking. The College of General Studies is the school that I attend at the moment where we take all of our general education classes in the first two years, and then go into our desired field of study. I think that the school of CGS is an excellent way to get to know your students in your classes, get to know your professors on a deeper level, and find our what path you want to go down after you graduate from CGS. Although the course work may seem somewhat tedious because we cannot choose our CGS classes, we have the ability to choose one elective each semester in the field of our choice to get a better understanding of the other colleges and what BU has to offer.

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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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