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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I am really not that involved in the athletics at school, but I am involved in the dance curriculum and it is extremely challenging and the facilities are great.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Over the past year at Boston University, I have grown as a person by being challenged. I have met a ton of new people, some that I love and others that I don't, and I have learn about what type of person I want to be and what type of friend I need to support me by my side. I have learned how important time management is, and how procrastination truly is my worst enemy.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes are good and professors are motivated and knowledgeable

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The center for career development is very helpful

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are very few nice residence halls and they are very hard to get into.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not pay attention to the Greek life on campus.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school has a lot to offer and has help me grow in many ways.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have seen BU police responding with students and talking with students in dorm building when something has been called in. I think that generally the students are safe so long as they are responsible for themselves and cautious in situations that could make them vulnerable. The resources are available for anyone who feels unsafe, and it is completely up to the students to use these resources when necessary.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: BU is a very active campus right in the middle of Boston. There is always something to do, and the students are very social and willing to participate in whatever interests them. The professors I have had so far have been very helpful and passionate about their subjects. The class sizes are average, pretty much what I was used to from high school with about 30 students in each class in CGS.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I did not do much in the way of career development or internship yet because being in CGS means that I have not declared a major yet and have so far only taken an intro course for the school I want to continue into. I think by the end of my sophomore year I will have a better idea of what kind of career I want to look for and then will use the resources available to help me choose the right path to a career. BU's career center reaches out to students on a monthly basis by email, so it is a great resource that is present in stundents' minds.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I stayed in the Myles Standish Hall, which is very old and deteriorating a bit inside. I did enjoy having an ensuite bathroom rather than having to share with the whole hallway. It was also a fairly quiet dorm and is definitely not as social as I have hard that the dorms on West Campus are. Myles will be under construction for the next school year for total rennovation so at least it will be a bit cleaner and rebuilt for the next round of students that get to live there.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I do not participate in, or pay much attention to Greek Life at BU. I know that there are several business fraternities and sororities, but they are not allowed to have houses on campus. Many of the members also do not live in Greek Life houses, but live in dorms like the rest of the students. I think most non-Greek students are indifferent to Greek Life, but some pay attention to the social aspects such as parties.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are very important at BU, especially the hockey team. Our gym facility is also very well updated and has space and access to every kind of excercise machine or sports practice area possible.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really enjoyed my first semester at Boston University and I know I will greatly enjoy my second semester as embark on a unique journey overseas. The College of General Studies Boston London program is very unique to BU and includes a study abroud in London during freshman year. I enjoyed all of my professors in my program and I think they all make great choices in material for class. I think that this program is an incredible opportunity and I would definitely consider doing it all again for the experiences that I have already had and have yet to gain from BU's CGS program.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: They could be more helpful

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I ended up getting a job right after graduation

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I am not in one but have friends that are in Greek life and they enjoy it

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It's fine but the career center could be more helpful

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They are very prominent on campus!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the professors and courses so far! Money's well worth !

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My degree at BU will guarantee me a job!

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing here is pretty expensive considering it's average quality. There is variety when it comes to space and and type of housing.The proximity to class solely depends on what you major is. A walk to class can be from 5 to 25 minutes but the shuttle system is always an option (but don't depend on it fully).

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Personally I do not know much about Greek life but I know there is a great variety on campus. You can become part of a community service frat or a studious business frat. However, literally no one cares if you are part of a frat/sorority or not.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Honestly, varsity sports are not a huge part of campus life at all. I have absolutely no problem with that but if you expect full stadiums and die-hard fans then you will be disappointed. Sometimes an upcoming hockey game is the buzz on campus, other times there might be a track meet with only a few cheering fans. There are more than enough club sports and if you are interested you will definitely find one to be a part of

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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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