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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.

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3 College Freshman

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

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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.

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4 College Freshman

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

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2 College Freshman

Weather: It gets really cold, making it a pain to trek all the way across such a big campus.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of international students, but the majority of the campus is definitely white rich kids.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: It is really easy to get around campus and the city without a car.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I love being an engineer!

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: the cops are pretty strict on campus, making it very safe.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not very popular, since there is no housing provided for them by the school.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Everything is really nice, but since were in the middle of a city there isn't much outdoor area thats quiet and very little green lawns.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There is very little focus on varsity sports, especially since there isn't a football team. The fitrec is great though, and intramurals are pretty popular on campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: its expensive cause its in boston

5 College Freshman

Academics: It is a really challenging major, but being an engineer gives you a lot of privileges around campus. The college of engineering is also academically ranked higher than the university as a whole, meaning we're the smartest kids on campus. The classes are tough, but you learn a lot!

4 College Freshman

Academics: Some of the classes are pretty big, and you just feel like on of the numbers. Professors are sometimes difficult to understand due to accents.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Three different dining halls, and a cafeteria that accepts dining points. Lots of variety, so you never really get sick of the food.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: There's a free shuttle that runs along campus, as well as 3 T-stops on campus

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The nicest apartments in the city are said to be part of BU housing, so it's nice to stay on campus. However, there are options if you want to move off campus.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not overwhelming use of drugs, but definitely there if you want it

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4 College Freshman

Administration: You won't have a problem if you aren't stupid/obnoxious about it

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Can feel a little lonely and huge at times, and there can be a general attitude of unhappiness among the students that can get you down. That being said, it's truly an amazing school if you make the most of your time there!

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Boston is the ideal college city!

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Great for upperclassmen, however freshmen are limited to frat parties and house parties if they know an upperclassmen, or going to other campuses (MIT, Northeastern)

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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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