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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: You're in a city so if you can dream it and follow your phones GPS to the address it exists. There are tons of options to pick from. Some are right in campus others you have to commute to get to, but there are endless options. Many places have really great local brews too which is fun to try.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Students love hockey, and we love when we play BC. However there is a decent portion of the student body involved in intramural sports. The games there can be just as good to watch as the varsity ones if you're on a budget. Also, the city has a lot of sports to offer as well.

College Junior

Campus Food: I don't eat on campus, I cook for myself and bring it too classes with me thanks to a food allergy. Every now and then I get a snack and that has been fine, nothing exciting but no issues.

5 College Junior

Academics: I choose to come to this school for the professors and because the program was one of the best in the country in my mind. The staff/ professors are involved in a wide range of activities and learning from them is amazing. You get a wide variety of ideas and inputs from professors and your peers who come from many different backgrounds.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Registration is easy here! One of my undergrads had the most complicated system that never worked. Here, I log in and get what I want without any stress on my part. The workload is appropriate and my professors are knowledgeable about what they are teaching.

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5 College Junior

Campus Quality: It's a beautiful campus and the school works hard to keep it looking that way. All of my classrooms are state of the art or close to it. The library is large and beautiful unlike some of the schools I went to or visited. The gym is amazing! I don't know too many schools that it could compare to with our student body size.

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4 College Junior

Administration: The school is willing to work with students and help them get what they want from their college experience. However if you want to skip class all the time and cheat on your exams then you're in the wrong place. The faculty are no more strict than everywhere else I've gone to school, don't expect to break the rules and get away with it.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: Doesn't matter how obscure your social atmosphere taste might be, you can find it in Boston. There are lots of different places to choose from depending on what you like to do. Covers might see high in some places, but you have to remember you are in a larger city where they assume everyone has money to burn. You don't have to go out and party to survive and make friends. I've spent my fair share of nights having a nice dinner or just being a bum and watching movies at my place.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love my professors and advisors. I visited many schools and attended two schools for my undergraduate and I feel like the staff here really cares about me. I've had some unique financial issues and the staff have been willing to extend deadlines and help me out in ways that y other schools were unable or unwilling. The internship and jobs available are also unbeatable! If your professor doesn't know someone at the place where you want to work someone in your program probably does and can help you get a foot in the door.

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4 College Junior

Majors: You can really find the internship that interests you. There is a wide variety of public health programs in the area, meaning there is a lot to choose from. BU does a good job of trying to tell you about different opportunities that are available.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel relatively safe on campus at night, but I wouldn't walk around a lot on my own. It's different from most schools because the city is part of the campus, meaning it's easy for a creepy individual to camp out in front of the library late at night. It also means it's easy for someone to follow you back to campus from somewhere else in the city and not have people think it's strange. Boston PD does make me feel safe, they respond to calls quickly and are often driving through the area.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There isn't an average student here, but you can say most students are not extremely religious. As for partying vs hardworking it depends on the crowd you hang out with.

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College Junior

Campus Housing: I'm a graduate student, so I don't live on campus. The dorms that I have seen from the outside appear to be nice.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of girls. A lot of people dress fairly preppy. Anyone can be social if they want.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Boston is a great city to live in. It's not too big that it's overwhelming but not too small that you can get bored. There is always more places to see.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It depends on the dining hall but I can usually leave the dining hall satisfied.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: BU is an amazing place to be. It has a great mixture of campus and city life. The friends I have met there are great and the I honestly believe it will prepare me for a job.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: BU has a great job acceptance rate. This only gets better in the School of Management and my specific major of Finance.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: BU is a private school and as such is very pricey. It's hard to find the money you need.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have an amazing hockey team with a very loyal following.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Boston is a food center. There's so many places to eat. You can never not find the next place to eat. It's simply a yelp away.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: No two of my friends are from the same place, of the same race or have the same income. That's a huge reason why I love my school.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not ever had trouble finding an internship although I have never looked for one through my school. I simply asked around my own personal networks. The work varies because I am only a rising sophomore. I have been paid something nearly all the time i've worked.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The School of Management has a pretty high rejection rate but I didn't have trouble getting into it as a freshman. You simply choose the school you want to be in when you apply as a freshman.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: BU is a top ten school for Finance. And you can see why. It's rigorous, you really have to earn your grades. The curriculum had a revamp my freshman year and that had everyone a little nervous. Professors, TAs and student had different expectations and the organization of these new classes needs a lot of work.

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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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