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Reviews 2829 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Most students go to men hockey games. I do not know about other sports and have not attended them. I have gone to a few women's hockey games and only a handful of people go to those

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I do not know much about off campus housing. I have heard it is quite expensive and only know two people who live off campus. They both love it

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The scriveners are mainly white or Asian. Not everyone is accepting of Students from other countries. I feel majority if the students are from a higher economic class and are not all accepting if students on scholarship. Majority of the student population is accepting of all sexual orientations.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: I love the fact that our campus is right in the middle of everything. Movies, museums, malls, parks, easy transportation, and food surrounds our campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel like anyone can walk on the campus/classrooms because of where our school is located. The school isn't very secure it's open to anyone and everyone which means its open to any threat. The dorms are secure which is important but the George Sherman union and other college buildings are open and it's not like there's anyone at the doors of these buildings checking ID's to make sure the people going in and out are really students. I understand that it's hard to secure a campus like Boston University but I feel like the security could definitely improve.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most of the guys and girls follow popular trends and wear name brands. You will frequently see couples throughout campus. The interests of them are quite diverse.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I love my majors but I don't like the staff in my school. It's obvious who they like/dislike. They should learn how to treat everyone equally. As a transfer student I wasn't given much support. Regardless, my goals are still to become an interpreter for ASL and a teacher for deaf student with special needs.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Strong essay is important, having excellent grades, and having something on your application that will make you unique and different from other applicants.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: They are present on campus but aren't popular. Most people join if they don't know how to make friends/be social.

Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: I'm not so sure. I'm not currently looking for any one

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: You have to find the right person to talk to, then you can get what you want done.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: It's a very open and diverse student body. It's a great place to grow personally

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: To be in the nutrition and metabolism MS program, you need to be proactive because the professors juggles multiple roles. Do not be afraid to discuss academic related or professional development topics with your professors, it leads to job/internship/educational opportunities that otherwise would not be available. My program is small and relatively new, so the professors are attentive to your needs and such. The workload is heavy and to excel in the program, you definitely need to put effort in to it.

Recent Alumnus

Majors: An internship is not required for my particular program

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Very fulfilling program, but there is a large and heavy workload. Good research opportunities

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The registration process is very easy because if you have questions, you can be sure that there is someone to answer your questions. The curriculum is clearly defined and professors are available outside of class to discuss academic and personal development with you.

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.


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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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