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4 College Student

Athletics: Hockey is the name of the game. No football team though

4 College Student

Party Scene: Lots of parties for every type of party-goer

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: You have to do a bit of walking but it's totally worth it

5 College Student

Campus Quality: FitRec (the gym is amazing), eveything is kept tidy and upperclassmen dorms are like living in 5 star hotel.

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4 College Student

Campus Quality: BU Central hosts great comedy shows and concerts with people like Jay Pharaoh.

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4 College Student

Administration: They're only strict when necessary. Do what your supposed to and you won't have an issue. Don't skateboard in the dorms, they will take your board for a year

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4 College Student

Campus Food: It's pretty good compared to other schools. The chefs pair up with the school of nutrition so it's usually healthy. Best dining hall is 100 Bay State Rd (aka Marciano Commons), GSU is good but expensive, there is late night all over. I recommend Rize Bakery (Basement of 100 Bay State. And as of now Insomnia Cookies delivers until 3 am

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't pesronally lived off campus, but it's much cheaper than on campus and it's pretty okay from what I've heard.

3 College Student

Weather: Boston's weather does what it wants. Be prepared for anything.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not receive any financial aid from BU.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't like this school. I am a hard worker and I study, but I expected that there would be at least parties or places for under 21 year olds to go. Instead my friends and I stay in warren or go to Allston looking for a party with no avail. It seems that people just drink in their dorms and a lot of people are unhappy. Coming from New York, Boston is a change. The T is slow and the city is very disorganized. It's also very likely to find people who are very well off here and like to flaunt it.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's hard to meet new people. You meet people pretty much the first week and then after that it's hard to make new friends.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is diversity on campus, but a large majority is asian. In addition a large amount of the males on campus are gay, most people are accepting of this.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You really have to make an effort to be friendly, even when there are a lot of jerks on campus. It's very easy to isolate yourself. The cleanliness in the bathrooms are poor. I live on an all girls' floor and there is blood everywhere. My friend had a mushroom grow in her shower.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: A few years ago there apparently was a large rape, therefore they've very strict and overly informative on what one can do to prevent it.

1 College Freshman

Administration: You can't have a visitor for more than 3 nights and it is a very strict process.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It gets very cold very quickly. There are a few days that are nice, then it's pretty much jackets all the time.

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1 College Freshman

Parking: There is pretty much no parking on campus. BU is a city, and supposedly you can get everywhere with public transportation.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life here is pretty poor. When I was coming to school I thought it would be good for there not to be much greek life, but I was wrong. There are no parties here and the rare greek parties, when they occur, are quite lame and usually are guys looking for scantily dressed girls.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship but I've heard that it is easy to find them at BU.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Pretty much all of west campus is about sports. I don't like sports, I kind of avoid it.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: The T is incredibly slow and usually I have to leave 30 minutes early just so I can catch the T, which takes longer than walking.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's in a city, therefore it's pretty abundant.

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: it's a huge school so there's the full spectrum: we have a lot of "biddies" and jocks at BU but there are also a lot of intelligent and creative people as well. In general I'd say we have an attractive student body (young, healthy etc). there are a lot of people and it's not hard to meet them- just say hi to someone, most people are receptive to that.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: as far as "mass feeding" goes the dining hall food at BU is good. there's been a push in recent years for healthier options ("Sergeant's Choice") which is good and there's always a vegetarian option for hot meal as well as sandwiches and salads. The GSU food court area is great with a bunch of restaurants and reasonably priced meals. I'd recommend a dining plan with meals and points so you have more options of where to eat.

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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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