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Reviews 2823 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I know of a few incidents with the BU hockey team but it appears the school took them seriously

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Many housing options especially stuvi are great but very expensive.

2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Its good that there is not much Greek Life.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Loved the city and the people I met as well as my program.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The school has amazing facilities and a great Hockey team but there is no real spirit for school sports. As in not many people go to watch them.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I haven't had any problems with it.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most of my friends don't like it here.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Value of a degree is good because of the big name.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are nice but i've only lived in the same dorm.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Hockey is the biggest sport and that's it.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's expensive and the grading is very deflated.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe. There was one incident that happened on west campus last semester but I got both email and text alerts that kept me update on the situation. I never felt in danger.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really like the courses I've taken. The professors seem like experts in their subject area and are genuinely interested and devoted to their specialties.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I hear there is a great alumni presence but I don't know much beyond that. I often get emails abut job/internship opportunities.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I had a really bad experience with my roommate and had to switch rooms mid semester this fall. I was in the community service house and for the three months I lived there, we did no community service projects. We also never did activities as a house.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The rec center is awesome. Would love to experience a hockey game.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really like the teachers and my peers.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Becuase we are in the city crime is easy but we have plenty of security around us

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love being in CGS small classes make it easier to communicate with professors and students.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't experienced much of this yet, but I know there are options

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i like where I'm at

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is ok, they do great charity work but the process for joining a fraternity is much easier than joining a sorority and the process can be overwhelming.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The games are very exciting.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There has been a lot of theft recently. Dorms have good security

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I honestly have not looked that much into this. I should.

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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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