YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 2501 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

{{ error }}
close
4 College Freshman

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

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did receive a rather large merit scholarship, but I didn't receive much need-based aid. For such an expensive school, I would have hoped to receive more aid. If you need a scholarship, definitely apply for the merit ones with admission because they don't give out very many for continuing students.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: The student body is extremely diverse in every sense- political, racial, religious, sexual, economic background.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: It's extremely easy to get around campus and the city. The BU shuttle is free and the T is only $2 per ride.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It does get rather cold, but it could be worse.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There's wifi everywhere on campus, but it can act up at times. BU offers some of the newest technology and high quality computers in their computer labs, however it is recommended that you bring your own computer. I tend to do my homework late at night and I know I don't want to go to a computer lab to do it, and I'd much rather work from my room. There are also numerous print locations and you can print to any location from any location on campus.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Not too strict, but strict enough that we don't have any problems.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are all very knowledgeable and willing to help students. I feel like I've learned a ton in the semester I've been here.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: There's really no place better than Boston for college. There's plenty of relatively inexpensive things to do around the city. There's a lot of diversity and opportunities to interact with people from all over the world. Everyone in the city is friendly toward students.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a large variety of dining options mixed into the campus, and even more dining options if you're willing to walk a little ways.

4 College Student

Party Scene: always find something or someone to talk to

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Academics: school is demanding but you are paying for the name

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Technology: Wifi can be hassle library has ALOT of open computers

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Weather: if you like the cold... COME HERE

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Health & Safety: school cares about well being of student ttys but doesn't meddle into your life

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: housing is expensive in the big city

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Student

Scholarships: School is stingy.. can't get anything out of them

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Greek Life: Im not into greek life so i don't pay attention

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Drug Safety: the school has programs for safe use of alcohol. nothing special

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics that are offered are vast. I am involved in the History and Computer Science portions. Many of my friends are pre-med and law or International Relations. The academics are as diverse as the school's population.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Boston is a great city with many different events to chose. A person could live there for years and never have to do the same thing twice.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I love the FitRec! It has everything a person would want to do to get exercise. It has a rock climbing wall and an indoor track. It is Awesome!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing is good. You can pick where you would like to live on campus. Your options get better with each year.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Boston U is a very diverse place. We have students from all over the world and US. It is an exciting place to meet others from different parts of the world and learn about them and their culture. I think it is great. It is a whole other realm of education.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I am not 21 so my nightlife is campus life.

1 person found this useful Report
{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Photos More photos . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At Boston University

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!