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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Boston University offers a great variety of courses that students can take regardless of their respective major. The professors at the university are very passionate about the course that they teach, and often are willing to talk to students beyond the classroom that engages students with various topics and subjects. The university offers a lot to students outside of education as sports events are lively as well as many clubs that students can join and find their own niches.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: BU has many general education classes for freshmen and sophomores, so I have taken a variety of classes. Many courses in different areas are offered, with the best professors in his or her field. I am receiving a top-level education here.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: BU is one of the best colleges in several areas, especially in mine, journalism. I feel confident that I will receive a great job after graduation because degrees from my school are highly valued.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I generally feel safe on campus. However, it is in a city, so I have to be aware of my surroundings, especially at night. The BU Police are great at keeping campus safe, so I always feel protected in case of emergency.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: BU provides its students with many housing options, and the selection process is smooth. Some of the buildings are slightly run down, but the maintenance workers are extremely friendly and helpful to keep the buildings clean.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The varsity athletics are fun to attend, as BU has good teams in Division I. However, not many students are into the athletics as students are at other colleges, which makes the events a little less exciting. I believe more students should be supporting our teams since our college is so big and the teams are good.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Boston University is an amazing college. It has great academics in every field, making it possible for every student to receive a quality education and get a top-level job after graduation. BU also offers many recreational activities and is right in Boston, so students can easily balance work with fun.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: I am not a person that likes to go out too much, however the Fenway area is very nice to go to. There is also a bowling place there which also has a bar. Around the city there are more places to go to as well and they are easy accessible on the T.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: The BU frat parties aren't too great in my opinion, but there are people who like them. I enjoy off campus partied more, which are alway an option.

5 College Junior

Academics: BU has a very challenging grading system, but it makes students very dedicated to their studies and go the extra mile.

4 College Junior

Diversity: BU is generally a very accepting community.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: In my experience I have never felt peer pressured to do anything, I think that experience varies depending on what people you chose to surround yourself by.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: BU has been an amazing school for me. It has allowed me to grow, challenge myself academically, as well as meet amazing friends and helpful professors and advisors.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: BU has provided me with so many opportunities. Every though its a large school, the professors emphasize their office hours so students can feel free to come and seek help. With this, many students can seek opportunities with research and internship opportunities through their own professors. In addition, the college career fairs at BU help students to find internships and job opportunities.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: BU is a very secure school, however compared to many closed college campuses it may feel less safe because its not an enclosed campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: BU housing tries their best to satisfy every student's request. I had a very goo experience both of the years that I lived in BU housing. Freshman year I was in Rich Hall at West and besides the 15 minute walk to class, I loved the open environment, which was great for meeting people. Sophomore year I lived in South Campus, which is by far my favorite because its convenient in location. It has so many good restaurants around the area, Fenway is 10 minutes walking, campus is only a 5 minute walk, and is right in between the B and C T line.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek-life, nor was I ever interested in getting involved. However, I do think taht its a very good option for many people to find their friend groups and meet new people. I feel like BU's Greek-life is in no way too hectic and try their best for every person applying/rushing to find a group (sorority or fraternity) they will enjoy being in.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are not my head of interest. However, many students at the university are very involved in the sports events happening. The hockey games are a very big strength BU has.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Boston University is well known for its diverse community of students. With such a diverse student population that bring different interests, It offers each and every student many opportunities such as clubs, events, where they can connect to.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: I don't know much about the bar scene, but there are always parties to go to, especially off campus. Good transit

3 College Junior

Party Scene: There aren't any huge frats on campus, but there are always off-campus parties to go to.

4 College Junior

Academics: Classes are interesting and challenging. Phenomenal professors. Exams are always hard

3 College Junior

Diversity: There is a large international population, but it is significantly Asian. Within the international population there is little diversity.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Some weekends outside of dorms you can smell pot, but other than that, the only time I see anything is at off-campus apartments.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Faculty and staff are very accessible and the school's facilities are excellent.

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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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