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5 College Senior

Local Area: Living in Boston is one of the best places to go to college because there are so many other schools around and so much to do!

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Student Health is very accessible and friendly but they do not always offer the best help. Campus is very safe.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: The bars and clubs are strict here, so when you turn 21 it is awesome. Otherwise they are house parties in basements

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: For a city school, the dorms are spacious and nice, especially the upperclassmen dorms, Stuvi 1 and Stuvi 2

3 College Senior

Administration: Because it is a city school, security is a bit tighter, which can be frustrating, but at the same time totally fine.

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3 College Senior

Weather: It is Boston, so it can be windy, and cold. However there are seasons and fall is beautiful.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Because it is Boston there is a ton of places off campus, however, I don't know how helpful the school is.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: If you are involved with it, it is a wonderful opportunity that makes the community smaller, however if you are not in it, it will not take you over.

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4 College Senior

Technology: There are plenty of computers around in the libraries and schools if you need one.

4 College Student

Local Area: so much to do all the time day/night

3 College Student

Drug Safety: not much anyone can do about it. it happens

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: being in the city offers a tremendous amounts of restaurants. you can go eat any kinds of food that range from all different prices. also many cafe and study areas off campus

4 College Student

Health & Safety: health center is very efficient.

generally feel safe everywhere; just never go anywhere alone at night

4 College Student

Academics: academics are great. very hard though

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1 College Student

Scholarships: barely give any aid. very expensive tuition

3 College Student

Greek Life: its not a huge part of campus life.

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3 College Student

Athletics: hockey is pretty much the only sport event people attend

4 College Student

Diversity: a lot of diversity. people from everywhere in the world so it is very interesting to talk to people. a lot of asians.

4 College Student

Transportation: always a way to get anywhere in the city or in mass.

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3 College Student

Party Scene: some nights are fun, some are not. better to be 21 here or have a fake because the frat parties get old really quickly.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: White people have good parties, but if your Black they are kind of hard to find.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You can find parties if you want to party.

3 College Freshman

Technology: There are definitely computers to use at the libraries, but I wouldn't count on always having one available. Everything else is just about average.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: I live on a floor with Greek girls, Asian girls, Indian girls, and multiple African American and Caucasian girls. And that's only a tiny, tiny fraction of the school. If you're looking for a group of people, you will find them here.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: So many great places to eat. You will never get bored of the food choices.

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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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