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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Dining halls are pretty great, and BU had a reputation for having some really awesome health/veg/vegan options. I was usually really satisfied and never left hungry. The GSU is a great place to use convenience points.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: A lot of options are not so great for lower classmen, like freshmen or sophomores. I had a really good number after my freshman year but still ended up with a pretty lackluster placement. There's always a lot of things to do on campus, and there's a really great sense of community within the dorms and even floor by floor. Cafeterias are convenient and are pretty good. I wasn't thrilled by my time living on campus, but I enjoyed it and met some awesome people!

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4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: BU is in a great college town! There is always something to do, something to see, something to eat, somewhere to go, somewhere to party.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The academics are good. The workload for some majors is more than others. But academics are good. You definitely learn a lot.

1 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Academics are "ok" here. I say they are "ok" because there is A LOT of grade deflation...meaning some professors will create exams and assignments to intentionally make sure students stay in the "B" range...not the "A" range.

But it's not like BU doesn't want you to succeed...actually that's exactly what it's like.

Work your butt off to a "B" and graduate with a "B".

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Sports are here it just depends on if you enjoy them or not.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: We have a lot of majors...literally any kind of person could find something of interest to them...if they dont they can design their own major.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I did not have an internship and did not need one for my major. However, some majors required internships and those students got set up with good ones.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Its a very small aspect of BU.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: It is very diverse in every way.

2 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: There are too many girls and not enough guys and the guys who are here are usually interested in guys.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: There are some really new and modern buildings and some extremely outdated buildings that probably have never been updated since they were built.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: It is very strict but I feel like it is for the best...to ensure everyone is safe.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: In the past there have been a lot of safety issues that are not necessarily BU's fault. They are due to external factors. But BU does its part to make sure school is safe...its the students who are the safety concern when it comes to sexual assault or theft.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Thought hockey was a huge deal at BU but not as much when you're actually a student. We're a relatively athletic school but fan support seems minimal.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: Lots of dining hall and food options. The dining hall is also actively seeking student feedback to make things even better.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never particularly felt unsafe considering the BU campus is the city of Boston. BUPD is easily accessible and there are blue lights all over campus in case of emergency.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Amazing professors and classes. Freedom to choose what classes you take is based on your major but I've honestly taken some of the most brain stimulating classes at BU. love it. (and of course there are the one of two eh professors and classes sprinkled in, like any other school)

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Big school, bigger alumni network. Always opportunity for internships and employment.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: We're a motley crew over here at BU.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: I love Boston; clean, classy, and new. Awesome city to go to school and always new places to explore.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Allston and Brookline area are overflowing with housing options. Some are better than others but there is always an option for off campus housing, whether its a lease or sublet. Obviously some apartment options are better than others.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: If you're social and you know people with apartments/ houses its fun. If you're over 21 you're all set and can just go to bars and clubs.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I've heard a lot of students get financial aid, but I've had general trouble and haven't received any aid.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus is on the stricter side, but it's important since we're in a city.

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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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