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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Not the best:( I am hoping to at least get the same package this fall. I will have some very serious loans.

I was unable to find work due to my school schedule, applied to anything and everything but no one wants to hire someone who only has 1 or 2 free hours available everyday at different times. I think the University can do slightly better with aid packages.

4 College Freshman

Technology: I only use the PC's in the Astronomy lab and they are brand new. All student come to school automatically with their own computers. It's just what everyone does. They allow you to print up to 400 pages per semester, but I have my own printer too

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Much to do if you have money! If you are unable to find work on campus, not so much. But there are plenty of clubs to join etc... REDSOX!!!!! Cultural events, museums, galleries galore!! Lots to do here!!

5 College Freshman

Administration: I do not see a lot of alcohol abuse, however I am sure it exists. Most peeps getting accepted here are very serious about their degrees and future, this is less of a partying campus than most. I would not want to be the individual who gets caught with anything they should not have, the campus is very strict!!!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am in Warren Towers and hoping to be in a brownstone next year. Warren towers is good, however I would love a larger room (my own) and the ability to make my own meals. All very close to my classes. So far all is very good, food, etc....

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I walk the entire campus by choice, only ride the T when leaving the area

4 College Freshman

Majors: There are plenty to choose from. I like my majors and happy I chose this school as they have a very serious program, for Astonomy/physics, some funded by Nassau! I would not want to be anywhere else

3 College Freshman

Parking: It all depends on when you are parking.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I am a picky eater, so... my options are somewhat limited, stick mostly to campus food

4 College Freshman

Weather: I am a polar bear so I like the cold!

5 College Freshman

Academics: Classes are easy and so are labs the exams are unbelievably hard, but I am in the two hardest majors on campus, many drop the course, but I am sticking with it as is my passion! Love Astronomy and physics!!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Being male on campus, I do not have many concerns, there are BU Police and Comm Ave in general is very safe in general!

There are always students out and about so is well populated at all times!

1 College Freshman

Weather: The cold weather is really bad in Boston

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: There are a number of different teams but hockey is the favorite sport on campus. And the FitRec is the best gym I've ever seen

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm premed and I haven't picked a major yet, but I aspire to be an OB/GYN one day.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I applied without a specific major because I was unsure what to major in, I did not have to do anything special to get into the premed program

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a good amount of scholarship, but not enough

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

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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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