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3 College Junior

Campus Food: The few times I ate on campus, food was okay. Cannot give many details on the campus food because i mainly cook my own meals, in my apt,

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is pretty adequate. I was able to find housing in close proximity (walking distance) to classes and easy access to restaurants and various activities in the area.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I enjoy watching the hockey games, but I do wish we had a football team. The games are far from where I live and are sometimes difficult to get to.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It depends on where you want to go and what your preference is, but there is definitely always something to do on the weekends.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The best on campus housing includes the brownstones, Kilachand Hall, the Student Villages and the White Stones. All other campus housing options are average or below average as far as cleanliness and spaciousness goes. The social atmosphere depends on which dorm you choose to live in, but living in a certain dorm doesn't necessarily hinder your ability to make friends. The housing process is complicated, but you get used to it over time.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm thinking about moving off campus and there's not a whole lot of options, especially super cheap ones... the best way is to get a place with at least one other person so you can get a nicer place. They are mostly within a 15 minute walking radius to the campus, some closer and some further.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's definitely not bad food, just have to be careful to not indulge in too much junk food (cookies, pizza, ice cream, fries, etc) as it's very readily available at almost any time of day and in any dining hall. With as much junk food though, there's plenty of fresher options like salad bars and sandwich stations.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Hockey dominates the athletics at BU, and then the rowing teams... our athletic center is probably the best in the country, and club sports (which I participate in) are very involved in competing and practice which is good.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. Most classes are centrally located so if you live in West you have to be okay with walking

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Honestly Greek Life is not a big deal. It makes up about 10% of the population at BU and non-greeks and greeks hang out all the time so it honestly doesn't really matter. There re pros and cons of being part of Greek Life.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The Men's Hockey team is by far the biggest fan sport and attended sport on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Boston has so much to offer because the city is such a melting pot of cultures and people! I have loved every off campus dining experience I have had. Although some places can be expensive, you can always find more affordable places.

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College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid because (although it would have helped) we felt as though we wouldn't have been given it because of out numbers on paper

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4 College Junior

Local Area: Boston is a great city with a lot to do. Public transportation makes it easy to get around the city.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: On-campus dorms have 24/7 security guards, university police is easily accessible, there are many blue lights around campus in case of emergency

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: All the above are great.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I really don't have anything to compare it to. Back Bay Ball is tonight. I will let you know!!!

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I wouldn't choose anything else at this point but on campus housing. I live in Warren Towers and it was a perfect choice for me as a freshman to meet other peers. I also live on an Engineering Floor so many of my classmates are close by for study groups, questions, etc. There are an endless amount of options, depending on your preference (quiet, social, specialty housing).

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I have not gone anywhere with student discounts. Any type of food is available a subway ride away. I have even gone to a 24 hour Italian Bakery in the ealy morning hours. All prices are available (from fast food to gourmet dining). I have no complaints!

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Besides the usually blue lights, Boston University is in the city. Boston University Police as well as Boston Police are frequently in the area. I feel very safe at all times of the day and night. It's a matter of being aware of your surroundings and not being stupid.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I don't like the fact that Sunday is breakfast all day (because I am not a breakfast fanatic). Other than that, there is every option under the sun and the food is delicious...usually.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: All is terrific! The gym, study areas, libraries, dorms and the BU BEACH. Boston University's campus is #1.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Since I am a freshman and do not live off campus nor know anyone who does, I can not really comment on this.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I wanted nothing to do with Greek Life, however I have friends who are currently rushing. I am not very familiar with this topic.

5 College Freshman

Administration: Boston University is very strict on everything noted above, providing a academic atmosphere, yet allowing for fun and legal activities all of the time.

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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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