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Reviews 2494 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is pretty calm. They are also pretty nice and can be entertaining if you're into frat parties.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depending on where you live, it can either feel like the best place on earth, big and spacious or it can feel like a box, but as long as you can make yourself comfortable, it will never be impossible to live here.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many acceptable upscale restaurants around the Boston area. There is also Noodle St on Comm Ave which is a great place, and the many little restaurants along Comm Ave add life to this college's campus.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: During my time at this school I have not seen anyone give into peer pressure when it comes to using drugs or alcohol. Students also don't use drugs or alcohol out in the open, so I can't say exactly how popular they are on this campus. I fell pretty safe and unthreatened by other student's possible use of drugs and alcohol.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Parking can be a hassle. As always, you should be prepared to pay extra for parking and expect a walk from the space.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am on a school athletic team so I have a great mix of athletic and academic experiences. Going to this school was the absolute best decision I have made and it couldn't have worked out more perfectly.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have a good police force and plenty of the emergency boxes on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are house parties and plenty of bars and restaurants.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: City life at its finest. Plenty of places to find employment should you want it.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: The school does not revolve around Greek life. The lifestyle is there should you decide to pursue it.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Most importantly get all your information in to the school by the deadlines.

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

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5 College Freshman

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

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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

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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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