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4 College Junior

Campus Food: There is a large variety of food, reasonably priced. Each restaurant seems to have plenty of seating, allowing for group products to be done outside of the library.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: There has been something to do every night. Boston has a variety of bars, clubs and other things to do. There is really something for everyone.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is smart, friendly and positive. It is a collaborative environment, where your peers are invested in each other as well.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: Boston University is right in the city, so there's public transportation readily available. Although the bus and subway stops are conveniently located, it sometimes takes a while to get on a vehicle and you have to be lucky that it is not already completely filled with people. In addition to public transportation, there is also the BU shuttle, which is free. There are plenty of bike spots and there are rental bikes on campus as well.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms at BU are pretty old, but renovations are being made as of recently. The selection for freshman dorms is kind of lacking, but more choices become available as students progress.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: There are three main dining halls on campus and one food court, each offering many varieties of food options. Dining points also help pay for ordering pizza and late night kitchens which the students love.

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3 College Senior

Academics: Considering how large the school is it is understandable why not every student can get individualized attention. While a lot of advisers do try their best, the pre-medical advising is very distant from their student on a personal level unless the student actively pursues them. Appointments fill up quickly and months in advance and nothing is sugar coated but told very dry and as is.

3 College Senior

Weather: In New England it gets really cold in the winter, so if you aren't used to it it may feel more extreme then it really is. However, aside from the occasional rainy days and the extremely frigid nights during the winter the weather allows for many beautiful days.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: In the city of Boston there are tons of options for dining and you easily be able to find anything you might be craving.

3 College Senior

Academics: Academics at Boston University is extremely rigorous no matter what major you decide on. BU does its best so that every one of the classes offered is found as challenging and forces the students to rise up and perform above expectation. It ensures this through grade deflation.

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3 College Senior

Parking: Since the campus is located within a city there is parking everywhere. Most places you have to pay the meter, which can be expensive for a poor college student since it adds up. However, spaces usually fill up rather quickly especially on game and event days.

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4 College Junior

Majors: Great diversity and huge number of majors in different schools, its so big that you can study whatever you want, wether or not you will be able to make a living out of it.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Super safe campus gives out flu shots and takes good care of the students.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Overal most people you meet are really cool and a lot of them are attractive. People really like working out at BU and good fitness is important to most.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: West Is Best – the food on campus has super high ratings and is better than all the other colleges that i visited, glad to be living in west campus where the food is the best :)

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It is advised against by the school but just like every other college campus you can find it if you look for it. You can just as easily avoid it if it's not your thing.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The MBTA, otherwise referred to as the T, runs through the middle of campus. In addition to that there is a free Boston University Shuttle that takes you from one side of campus to the other, though it is often crowded and late. There are also bike lanes/rental bikes available.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus. Since we're in the city, you have to be smart about not walking alone at night, but within the dorms you're always safe. Dorm security is very friendly once they get to recognize you. Policies about drinking are extremely strict, but that doesn't seem to stop anyone from having fun.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Even though I've only completed one year of college, I was able to secure a paid internship this summer. It was 40 hours a week at $15.50 an hour with a consumer electronics company. I was a drive tester for personal navigation devices, so my job consisted of driving around and analyzing the performance of a new software scheduled to be released in the fall. Not many major-specific skills were needed for this internship, but as I complete more of my education in computer engineering, I will have greater access to more summer jobs.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Starting out in the College of Engineering, most of your classes are actually in the College of Arts and Sciences. The first year of the engineering program is rigorous and somewhat boring, but that will be the same anywhere. If you come in without AP credit, your first year will be entirely full of calculus, chemistry, physics, and the writing program. A lot of students realize after the first semester that engineering is not what they want to do (the high paying jobs after graduation aren't worth the boredom/challenge of the first years) so they transfer out to a different program at the university.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I chose computer engineering specifically because I knew it would give me a strong educational background from which to branch out into other fields. Engineering students can go on to have careers in law, medicine, and business. Boston University is an especially good place to study engineering if your long term goals are in fields besides engineering. Many graduates go on to become entrepreneurs or doctors. The College of Engineering even has its own Career Development Office to help students find employment. I have already used the office and been able to find computer engineering related summer work after having only studied for one year.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: The College of Engineering is the hardest school to be admitted to within Boston University. There's no special application process, you just have to indicate that you want to be admitted into the college when you apply to BU. Solid grades in math and science courses will help your admission greatly.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: Boston University has a beautiful environment and it is such a great feeling to be able to attend this university. All seasons in Boston are pretty and it is blends perfectly with BU.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics is a huge attraction for students and for Bostonians. Our hockey program has always been a D1 competitor and I look forward to attending their games!

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The facilities at BU are constantly expanding and it is very benefiting to have these at my disposal. I am proud to walk around these areas of Boston and honored to have access to these buildings.

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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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