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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Honestly, I've only partied once since I've gotten here. If you want to party, you can certainly find parties. If you don't, there are plenty of people who don't party either.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports teams are generally very good. Especially hockey. Hockey seems to draw the most school spirit and fan support. However, the school lacks a football team, so if tailgating and such is something you're into, this school isn't for you.

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5 College Senior

Majors: I absolutely love my major

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: great variety ! The restaurants can be very expensive

5 College Senior

Diversity: BU has a great diverse population. Students embrace diversity and are very open to new ideas.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: This school is okay with financial aid, but considering I'm still applying for scholarships, they must not be perfect. Financial Aid is good for covering school costs, but as a student living away from home, in another state there are other things I need to have and financial aid, including work study, doesn't really hep with that.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus shuttle is not always the most reliable. But the train runs right through campus and it runs pretty often. There are also a lot of buses and other shuttles going through campus, so it isn't that difficult to get from one place to another.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus allows for a lot of breathing room unless someone's health is at stake, or students are just bluntly showing no respect for the rules.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Based on what I know from people who do live in off campus housing they are easy to come by, and easy to maintain. They aren't too far away from campus and do not cost too much.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics department is okay. They don't have a particularly big fan base, but they do manage to instill us with school pride. Go Terriers!

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Boston is the best! We have it all. There is always something going on, and so many cabs driving around, not to mention the many shuttles that travel all over to ensure safe partying and fun nights. There are also things like the Museum of Fine Arts, and The Science Museum or the Aquarium only a train ride away.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our Student Health Services is great. They offer flue shots and any vaccines you may have missed before you got here. Like all other schools, they also allow you to use your own medical insurance.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: As a biology major, and someone who wishes to attend medical school my classes are all pretty difficult, but I can honestly say they have made me a harder worker and more dedicated because they push me to accomplish my goals as opposed to simply changing my major. The chemistry department makes it almost impossible to ace chemistry, but the challenge is good for anyone who can rise to it. The vigorous courses are also good for helping students decide if they are really interested in the field they think they are.

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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.

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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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