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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a great school, and I love it. I love being able to explore Boston, and BU offers so many opportunities despite your major or what you want to do.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Great Professors: Paul Blanchard (mathematics), Maria Gapotchenko (Literature), Rosina Georgiadis (chemistry)

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe walking across campus, especially walking down Comm. Ave.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are all very knowledgeable in the topics that they teach. Most of them truly want the best for their students.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: BU has a very diverse network of alumnus and career center that can help you for after school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are a lot of options to choose from the brownstones to actual dorms.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is basically non-existent at BU. Clubs are bigger than Greek life.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Lots of space for everyone to participate. Many different places and activities to go and do.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school is great, but you also go for the city. Boston University, and Boston in general, has so much to offer.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't ever felt unsafe on campus, and I've not even been afraid of theft or anything like that.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm loving life here at Boston University. No major complaints thus far.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I can't speak for all of Boston University, but at Questrom (the business school) it's almost impossible not to get internship or job prospects.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Warren and its definitely a solid place to live. You can pretty find whatever kind of living environment you want to live in with ease.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life really doesn't matter at BU. If you want to be a part of it, no one will care; if you don't, no one will care. They are good for the parties but MIT has much better frat parties so it's not a huge deal.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: If you love football, this probably isn't the school for you. If you love hockey, definitely come because the hockey here is great.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Boston University is engaging and exciting. The atmosphere is competitive and scholarly, but not cutthroat. I am very happy that I chose Boston University over some of my other top choices.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some proffesors are really good and some are really bad.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It makes it easy to bond with people and it's convenient because you live close to classes.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life does not affect social atmosphere.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: People often go to sporting events.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like the location of my school because it is in the city so there are many things to do and places that you can go to easily by walking or public transportation. I like that it is a big school because then it doesn't feel like high school.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There was one instance this past semester where a guy was going into different rooms at night and trying to assault female students. This, and the fact that so many people felt safe enough to leave both their suite/apartment and individual room doors unlocked, just shows how drastic a spectrum the people at BU are. This is the only time I've heard something like this happening in my 1.5 years at BU, and of tales of past years. Generally on campus, students are safe. If we feel uncomfortable walking alone at night, there are phone numbers on the back of our Terrier cards (which gain us access to our dorm rooms and dining halls) for the BU police to come take us home or for someone to take us back to our rooms or where ever we're going at night. Although it is a very open campus and it is common to see non-BU personel in the GSU or on the sidewalk, it's a fairly safe campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Over everything that's offered, and all the opportunities that are offered, it's a great school and so far I've had a great experience. The intro courses are pretty large lectures, but once you get to the more specialized courses, the classes get a lot smaller. My English class this past semester had less than 15 students in it. It makes for a lot more discussions between the students.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't looked too much into career and job perspectives yet, although I should. From what I can tell from my friends, it's a pretty active environment. A couple times a year there are job fairs where employers come and look for prospective employees, and students go in formal interview wear and bring their resumes. One of my friends got an internship summer after freshman year, and another has a very good job waiting for her when she graduates, and she's been promised this position for almost a year. Our Center for Career Development (CCD) is very helpful. They hold seminars and workshops on general topics like how to put together a resume to more specific topics like what careers you can go into with a degree in psychology. You can also make appointments with the CCD to talk to someone one on one about whatever questions or problems you have.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Unless you want to live off campus, the main goals in housing are to get into the Student Villages (StuVi1 or StuVi2) or the brownstones, both which are typically for upperclassmen. These two options would be considered the best dorms. The worst dorm would have to be Warren Towers, not because of it's proximity to classes (it's the closest option to classes), but because it's in terrible condition, and students prefer to be close to Alston where a lot of the parties are. Lots of people move to West Campus dorms for this reason. Anywhere you live, there will be a good social atmosphere. The most costly dorms, though, are the Student Villages. For some this may be a small price to pay for luxury, but for some it may not be worth it.

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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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