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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus selection is the best option at Boston University because their dormitories are not ideal. Living off-campus provides independence, privacy, and cost efficiency that dorms do not and there are many options to choose from.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: My experience at Boston University has been great and unique. The school distinguishes itself in its research facilities, research projects, and faculty. The faculty are extremely diverse, especially in all aspects of science giving students an opportunity to gain experience and explore opportunities in many different fields. Faculty members really care about their students and are excellent advisors.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: If you are underage, your choices are very limited in terms of nightlife. Your choices range from frat parties to house parties, which are usually the same thing. Once you are 21 or older, you have many options to choose from for all tastes.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Boston is a great city for college students, young professionals, and families. It is a city so diverse in its people and rich in its history that everyone can find something to enjoy. There are various museums ranging from art, science, and history; beautiful parks for families to bring their young children and pets; lots jogger's paths and trendy shopping districts and nightlife. Anyone will feel at home in this beautiful city!

2 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Boston University is very visible. Many students find a way to sneak alcohol into student dormitories even though it is illegal. There are no bag checks other than metal detectors meaning that basically any type of drug can enter and leave the buildings. Many students take part in drug usage, especially alcohol and marijuana and these are used mainly due to peer pressure. However visible the drug scene is at this university, I believe it is definitely not the as bad as other schools I have visited.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: School spirit at Boston University is not as great as is witnessed in other Colleges or Universities. The biggest sport attended are the hockey games, which include the annual Bean-pot tournament. Fan support in these games are substantial and you can really feel the school spirit. Other than hockey, sports teams are not a big part of campus life, especially since there is no football team.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: So in the course of two months there were 3 robberies of students from random people.... i guess that's normal if you're living in a city

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Over the summer I have actually missed campus dining... and my mom's cooking isnt even bad!

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: It's a city so the T is great

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have many friends who received pretty much full rides. I got the basic financial aid, and I know for my rich white annoying roommate she didnt need financial aid whatsoever

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is much diversity (economic, sexual, ethnic, etc.) but the majority of students are white, rich, straight...

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Since we're in a city there's tons of options. The good ones cost money and as a college student you're probably not going to be eating out very much

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love being in a city... The school does seem to attract a lot of rich white people who seem to be very privileged

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's Boston... so there you go

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Didn't even live in Warren Towers but when I visited friends there I felt very claustrophobic. Also I was paranoid about being burned in there if there were to be a fire.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: I don't think I've ever seen a computer lab... which doesn't mean there aren't any

3 College Sophomore

Weather: All seasons except winter are good

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Pretty typical for a college

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Pretty typical of a college

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Awesome in the fall/late spring but long sucky winter

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Bay State usually has parking unless theres a sox game

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Theres basically a major for every interest. Im film /tv and I just wish that we could cut the gen-eds and get cameras etc. in our hands earlier.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Live in city so theres always something

1 College Freshman

Administration: They tag your attendance, they will call the police if you arrive to your dorm drunk, and some RAs are out to get you

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3 College Freshman

Majors: Everyone here is either in a ridiculously stupid major like hospitality or crying over their sucky engineering grades

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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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