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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

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4 College Student

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

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3 College Student

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

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3 College Student

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

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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

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2 College Student

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

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3 College Student

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

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3 College Student

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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3 College Sophomore

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

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't partake and no one makes me feel as if I should. It is a live and let live attitude.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not interested in Greek life.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I looked briefly at off campus housing and decided for the money, it was easier to stay on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I go to school at the University of Boston. Boston has a variety of dining options to fit all tastes and budgets. There are places where you can get pizza by the slice, chain restaurants, and local eateries. The food ranges from Chinese to Indian to Italian to local fare. It is a great place to go to school and to explore other cultures and their food.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: The people aren't too nice, but I love the city. The activities are diverse, the cultural events are interesting. There are certain parts of the city to avoid, such as dark alley ways, back streets, and never walk anywhere by yourself at night. Common sense rules are great to follow. Shopping is fantastic and the locals are very accepting of the students because we create the culture.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love the food and I'm convinced that I am gaining so much weight from it. However, the walking should balance it out very soon.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone is accepting because the whole campus is so diverse. We embrace it and often learn from each other.

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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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