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Reviews 2500 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: They are too cramped together.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Unless you know older people, there is no way.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There are quite a few delays.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's ratchet as f***. But hey, if you're into the hooking up and getting wasted in a basement, go for it.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug safety is great. A con, however, if you're trying to find dealers haha.

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1 College Freshman

Administration: The alcohol or weed or drug policy is SO STRICT.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: You either get the scholarships or you don't. It seems pretty random too. I got full tuition while others got nothing. It's just how it goes.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Wifi is great. IT is great. Computer availabilities are great.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Literally all Greek life is good for are their subpar parties.

3 College Freshman

Weather: When it's hot, it is hoootttt. When it's cold, it is COLD.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: The advantages of a city life without the tourism. Besides how expensive everything is, it's great.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a psych major and I'm loving it so far. The abroad programs are fantastic.

3 College Freshman

Majors: They're helpful but they don't go out of their way to help you; you have to be pretty independent in keeping track of what you are doing.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Added freedom outweighs the cons.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: What can I say it is Boston, we have everything and anything you are looking for.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus but from what I have seen it is average.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The school is strict in regards to student safety.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: I have never had any issues using the computers for students.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are several T stops along the university's campus.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Currently it is winter and cold, so that is why I gave it an ok. In the summer it is very comfortable and the new enaglend beaches are only a short drive away.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I had no issues getting into my program.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a first year social work student. So far I am extremely happy with my weekend program. The courses fly by and the professors are very knowledgable. I have no doubt that I will have a variety of job opportunities upon graduation.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Boston is filled with every time of activity imaginable.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Boston is an expensive city. Off campus housing is also expensive. But being asian, there are lots of asian food available

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I love the school. Its big and can meet all different people.


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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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