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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The school renovates the housing when necessary.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is so much diversity. I can go a few blocks of my dorm and have access to very diverse restaurants.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Parking can be an issue or an added expense. Plenty of available housing though.

5 College Freshman

Administration: As long as you aren't hurting anyone or causing a public disturbance, you are free to go about your business.

5 College Freshman

Weather: It's New England, so you have all the elements, wind, rain, sun and snow.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: This school is better then Disney World. You will meet so many great people.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The sport facilities like the indoor track and Agganis Arena are the best in the country.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There have been a few issues with fraternities and sororities and underage drinking and hazing

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's difficult to keep the city out of the campus because the city is the campus so the police definitely have work set out but they do a decent job

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People are constantly smoking cigarettes everywhere and marijuana is pretty abundant. not much with hard drugs on campus though

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The sciences are wonderful and being in Boston is one of the best places for medicine

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Plenty of great options and opportunities for networking and average pay

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Living in a vibrant city in a college town is amazing

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Guest policies are very strict

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Very nice facilities with decent selection

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the affordable off campus housing is in sketchy areas with robberies and one doesn't always necessarily feel safe

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: It is very diverse. There are plenty of international students and it is fun meeting people from all over with such different backgrounds. A lot can be learned about culture and the world through spending time with people with different backgrounds.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Grade deflation is a nightmare and it takes a while getting used to being okay with lower grades than one received in high school

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are plenty of amazing options for classes and study abroad and there are some amazing professors. Registration is obviously stressful but the way it is done works very well. Students are able to change their entire course schedule up until the first day of classes without issue. Classes just tend to fill up before then.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There is a lot of street parking but it is fairly pricey and fills up fast

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The train runs right through the center of campus and is very easily accessible but it does shut down so one must be aware of timing

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Each student receives 100 free prints to any of the on campus printers each semester

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I personally am not into Greek life but many of my friends are in it. Sometimes it's hard to find parties without having the Greek life connections. Guys especially who don't join a frat have a very difficult time getting into frat parties.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most guys fall into the sporty, preppy, or "hipster" categories. There isn't a whole lot of diversity when it comes to guys. Overall, the guys are average looking and many of the frat guys tend to be conceited- could be because of the poor guy-to-girl ratio.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It took me two months of searching for an off-campus apartment until I found one last semester. The prices are high (city pricing) and I'm still about a mile from the campus border. Safety could be better, but again, BU is in a city so it's hard to have a crime-free environment.

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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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