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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Too expensive for me but many people love it

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Whatever you're craving can be found somewhere nearby.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The Fall and Spring is very beautiful. Fall is a beautiful time in Boston due to the changing leaves. It's a perfect temperature during that time. However, once winter hits, it's a painful and long wait until it gets warm again in April.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a lot of alcohol usage on campus, however, in regards to other drugs, there is very little.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman year, you will be either living in Warren Towers, West Campus, or Towers. These dorms are large, old, and compact. The next year you are suppose to be able to get a better place to live on campus, but a lot of people get stuck in Towers once again.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Overall, BU is a safe place. Be sure to walk with a buddy at night however, because we are still in a city.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: The city of Boston is a great place to go to college. There are so many other colleges and students that you can find so much to do every weekend. The esplanade is right along side the school if you want an escape to nature next to the Charles River to achieve some sort of feeling of peace, even for a bit.

3 College Freshman

Administration: BU is so big that nothing can really be that strict.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is so convenient because the MBTA literally runs through campus. There are countless stops that will take you wherever you need to go. The BU shuttle is also very convenient and free to get from east to west campus and vice versa.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: BU's biggest team is the hockey team. Games are fun, and if you buy the sports pass at the beginning of each year, you do get to pick up tickets for every game. However, i found it hard to keep up with going to hockey games every week. The FitRec gym is great for working out as it has state of the art facilities such as a rock climbing wall, an indoor track, and a large amount of machines and workout spaces.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's always a party going on somewhere. If not at BU, then at BC, Harvard, MIT, or any surrounding school really.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: There's a lot of libraries all over campus that have computers and printing stations. The network is shakey but if you use an ethernet cable, it is rather reliable.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Diversity is huge at BU. There's a lot of international students, also there are people from all over the nation that come to BU for school.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: BU is pretty stingy when it comes to financial aid for middle class families.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love BU, I chose it a my early decision school. It's a huge community, and close to the city so you'll never really be bored.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The sorority formal recruitment process in the Spring semester is very intense and hard to keep up with. However, if you do not end up in a sorority, your social life will be just as good otherwise. Being in greek life at BU just gives you a couple more connections but it's alright otherwise.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's a lot of options in Kenmore/Fenway and also a lot on the other side in Allston. There are different ethnic options, and various types of foods.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: BU gives you a lot of opportunities, transferring between schools is not a difficult task. Also, study abroad gives you many opportunities to open your horizons. Along with that, UROP gives you many more research opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Since BU is so big, there's a lot to choose from. And although there is a large population of good looking guys here, it's hard to actually meet them and they're usually in Fraternities and are even harder to approach. However, it's okay because Boston is filled with other schools so it is not really a problem when you want to meet others.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: The computers in Mugar are Windows, which are not my personal preference. They seem outdated. However, there are a few computer labs in the COM building that have Apple computers with large displays that make it easy for me to do work. I usually use my own laptop though. Your print quota is 100 pages per semester, which is why I brought my own printer. The wifi is pretty well wired throughout campus, I can be walking down the street and have wifi at some spots. It's reliable but it is annoying when it starts to glitch.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The main public transportation is called the MBTA Green Line. It is the oldest subway system in America, therefore it is slow, expensive, and frequently encounters issues. Once, a train hit a car crossing the tracks. The campus shuttle is usually reliable and it is free, but students often have to shove and compete to get on, resulting in a cramped, uncomfortable ride. At least it's faster and more convenient than walking a mile through the snow to get to class. Having a car on campus is an expensive endeavor usually taken advantage of by those that can afford it.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The best thing about my major of International Relations is that it is an umbrella. There are many ways to focus in and specialize in different areas of the world and different aspects of International Relations. My academic advisors are knowledgable and helpful with recommendations on which classes are best for me to take. We have many professors that are passionate and experienced.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Our campus is surrounded by restaurants and shopping, constantly patrolled by three different branches of police, and right next to Kenmore where the Red Sox play. School spirit is uplifting, but the nightlife is a little excessive for me.

5 College Senior

Local Area: Just visit Boston, that's where you live, city without the bustle of NYC

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5 College Senior

Diversity: BU has at least a little bit of everything. People come from all over the world to do their studies here or just for a semester or year. It's great because the diversity opens up doors into other cultures you can learn about.

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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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