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3 College Sophomore

Weather: The off-campus program that I am a part of has classes during the summer, which falls on Saturday mornings. There are breaks between weekends, but I will not enjoy sitting in class on a beautiful summer day.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I do not live on campus, but attend an off campus program. While I do not know what it is like on the Boston campus my opinion is based solely on my classmates. In this program, the cohort that I am in will the same group that I graduate with. We will take all the same classes together. After only a few months we have become very close, and have even tried to assist and help classmates that were going through some personal issues. We communicate a lot on social media sites and discuss things such as questions about assignments, papers, projects, etc. We are very supportive of each other and are willing to help each other.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am in my first year of the program and I am really pleased so far with how it is set up. My career goal is to get a job in the social work field where I can help those who are in need. I don't have any concerns about finding a job in this field because the field of social work is very diverse and can lead to many different opportunities.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I originally registered as a non-matriculating student. I found this to be somewhat confusing because I did not attend any orientations or meetings prior to classes starting like the other students who applied did. After a couple of months I started to understand things better. I eventually applied and got accepted as a student. One important criteria for applying was GPA. In order to apply one must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Overall I think the application process was similar to other colleges. One tip is the online application process. The application is all done online and submitted online. The references that are needed are also done online. The student must include the email address of the reference and a email with an attached form is sent to the reference. Two of my three references had difficulty downloading and filling out the form. My third reference did not want to use the online form at all, so I had to mail that reference in. In today's age it is much easier and quicker to do things online, but sometimes older generations who are not as familiar with computers have difficulty doing certain tasks.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: All Division 1 teams! I do not play sports, however the new athletic center (Fit/rec) and gym is amazing, I spend much time there, very state the art, great equipment just awesome!!!!!!!

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Not the best:( I am hoping to at least get the same package this fall. I will have some very serious loans.

I was unable to find work due to my school schedule, applied to anything and everything but no one wants to hire someone who only has 1 or 2 free hours available everyday at different times. I think the University can do slightly better with aid packages.

4 College Freshman

Technology: I only use the PC's in the Astronomy lab and they are brand new. All student come to school automatically with their own computers. It's just what everyone does. They allow you to print up to 400 pages per semester, but I have my own printer too

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Much to do if you have money! If you are unable to find work on campus, not so much. But there are plenty of clubs to join etc... REDSOX!!!!! Cultural events, museums, galleries galore!! Lots to do here!!

5 College Freshman

Administration: I do not see a lot of alcohol abuse, however I am sure it exists. Most peeps getting accepted here are very serious about their degrees and future, this is less of a partying campus than most. I would not want to be the individual who gets caught with anything they should not have, the campus is very strict!!!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am in Warren Towers and hoping to be in a brownstone next year. Warren towers is good, however I would love a larger room (my own) and the ability to make my own meals. All very close to my classes. So far all is very good, food, etc....

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I walk the entire campus by choice, only ride the T when leaving the area

4 College Freshman

Majors: There are plenty to choose from. I like my majors and happy I chose this school as they have a very serious program, for Astonomy/physics, some funded by Nassau! I would not want to be anywhere else

3 College Freshman

Parking: It all depends on when you are parking.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I am a picky eater, so... my options are somewhat limited, stick mostly to campus food

4 College Freshman

Weather: I am a polar bear so I like the cold!

5 College Freshman

Academics: Classes are easy and so are labs the exams are unbelievably hard, but I am in the two hardest majors on campus, many drop the course, but I am sticking with it as is my passion! Love Astronomy and physics!!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Being male on campus, I do not have many concerns, there are BU Police and Comm Ave in general is very safe in general!

There are always students out and about so is well populated at all times!

1 College Freshman

Weather: The cold weather is really bad in Boston

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: There are a number of different teams but hockey is the favorite sport on campus. And the FitRec is the best gym I've ever seen

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm premed and I haven't picked a major yet, but I aspire to be an OB/GYN one day.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I applied without a specific major because I was unsure what to major in, I did not have to do anything special to get into the premed program

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received a good amount of scholarship, but not enough

4 College Freshman

Local Area: It's in the middle of a great city with lots of things to do

4 College Freshman

Administration: BU is strict about things concerning student safety and otherwise are lenient

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I take the bus to and from school (back to NYC) and it's very convenient

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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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