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Reviews 2476 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Good school and good vibe and motivation.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining is good.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus practices good health measures for students.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The campus housing is okay.

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5 College Senior

Drug Safety: Great on-campus safety and police locations.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Diversity: Good, diverse, mixed, whole thing.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Hockey is huge here as far as D1 sports go. Intramurals and club sports have a huge presence but the lack of a football program does contribute to a lack of school spirit at times.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: BU has offered me several of opportunities. The size and level of diversity has allowed me to meet completely different types of people and figure out what I'm interested in while still feeling secure in the rigor of academics.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Technology: Lots of computer labs but still good to have a laptop. Network is sometimes laggy and print quota is kind of low

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The school is so big and there are so many different organizations that you can pretty much find any kind of guy

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at BU is pretty nonexistent. Most people know this before coming and it is a major factor in the decision to attend BU (most people who go here don't want a heavy greek presence)

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Academics: Registration process could be easier to deal with, especially in regards to someone trying to graduate early. workload is heavy sometimes but study rooms are abundant

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Film and television program is strong-- lots of experienced professors and a diverse course load

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Housing process could be easier to deal with but campus life generally is easy and fun

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: in the city so space is limited but quaint and location is awesome

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: School has people from all parts of the world so very diverse in terms of politics, religion, ethnic heritage etc.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: School is pretty strict in terms of alcohol and visitors

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Definitely a lot of options

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Never boring, always something to do

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: BU is right in the city. You can go down to allston for the party "college scene" or ditch and hit one of the many bars or clubs around the city. everything is walking distance but you can always grab a cab or the t until 12.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: it's small and expensive, but the off-campus stuff isn't much better.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Scholarships: They are not the best at giving out scholarships.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: boston is a great city to be a college student, and is a professional working place that is great to live in after graduation.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: it is there, but the hours are bad and its not centrally located.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Technology: The wifi is often really patchy, but there are lots of desktop computers available to students.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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