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Off-Campus Housing: I know nothing about off-campus living

4 College Freshman

Local Area: It's in the middle of a great city with lots of things to do

4 College Freshman

Administration: BU is strict about things concerning student safety and otherwise are lenient

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I take the bus to and from school (back to NYC) and it's very convenient

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe and the BUPD always sends out alerts for things we should know

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm premed and there is a really good premed advising program here

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing on campus is really nice

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are people from all over the world on campus

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's not a huge thing on campus

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am pretty happy with the Chem department. Wish they offered more engineering majors though.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The chemistry department is wonderful and helpful. I wish the professors were a little more available but the TF's are awesome!

3 College Freshman

Weather: This winter has been horrible

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Overall they are really good at enforcing the rules but of course people still break them.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: The local atmosphere is perfect.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's fine. Pro is you get your own place and remove 13,000 off your tuition. Con it's a longer walk to classes.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The gym and Agganis Arena is wonderful.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of options, from chinese food to subway.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties are typical dancing and alcohol scenes.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not that big here.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The T is always available. BUS usually not on time

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Generally, they meet ones needs.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The only thing is dealing with it each year based on my parents financial situation which is different each year.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Boston is a really great city. Lots to do and see.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Never have any problems with computing.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not a huge fan of dorm life.

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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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