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Reviews 2760 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of choices since Boston is a college town, but everything is still pretty expensive

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There's not much news on this so I'm assuming (maybe wrong) that the issues are either handled well or that there just aren't too many issues

3 College Junior

Athletics: Club/Varsity sports can be both as popular depending on the sport, same with other club activities

3 College Senior

Athletics: Varies year-by-year. Hockey's definitely what we're known for

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Never felt unsafe on campus

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Accepted offer for after graduation, variety of internships every summer - BU (at least SMG) does a great job of placing the most successful students, and pretty much everyone will find a job without much trouble

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Everyone has a different opinion on Greek Life. I came in as a freshman with a rather negative attitude toward it (as do many students at BU). Your view will likely develop based on your college and friends, but I joined in my second year and couldn't be happier with my decision. It's hard to rank difficulty because there are some fraternities (and sororities) that will take pretty much anyone, but there are also some that are quite selective.

A couple other notes: (1) the figures of involvement are inaccurate on Niche/CollegeProwler - 14% of the student body is involved as of 2014, and (2) the administration is very much against traditional Greek Life but much about its future is still TBD

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4 College Senior

Party Scene: Underclassmen - Greek Life & apartment parties are really your only options;

Upperclassmen - T's and TITs are the main bars in west campus. People go downtown a fair amount as well

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Way too many "specialty stations" - all for that, but it's annoying that their accomodations limit the majority's options

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Good option for freshman/sophomore year. Nicer/more expensive housing available for upperclassmen

5 College Senior

Local Area: Can't go wrong with Boston

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Varies widely. You get what you pay for

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5 College Senior

Academics: If you're at BU, SMG is one of the best places you can be. Plenty of students go to top firms every year, and we only seem to be getting more reputable.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Many Asian options, could use more late-night

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2 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Athletic facilities are great, and the gym is amazing. However, good luck if you would like to create a new sports team. They will not let you.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: There are various student activities but nightlife is dead if you're under 21.

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1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: If you love not spacious and super expensive housing, that's the place to go.

1 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is dead because of the strict policy BU follows.

2 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I have a lot of professors who were not good at teaching.

2 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: As far as I know, cops always try to bust parties and gatherings. I have not heard of a sexual assault in campus.

1 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Very strict and inhumane landlord. Very very very expensive off-campus housing.

1 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Cops bust the parties all the time.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I live in the "#1 dorm in the country" so yeah, I'd say it's pretty sweet. (But oh, so expensive)

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of yummy, various and convenient options!

3 College Junior

Administration: I'd say overall the strictness at BU is average with exception to visitation in dorms. The guest policy at BU is extremely strict. Though I know these policies are necessary for safety especially when living in a city, it can be annoying and hindering.

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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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