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Reviews 2958 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Hockey is HUGE. Great opportunity for women in sports.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's Boston; what else do you expect?

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4 College Freshman

Weather: I love the cold; i'm the outsider in that sense.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They need to work on giving out more.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Majors: I want to double major without hesitation.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Deflation is your worst enemy, especially for pre-med.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Administration: They need to ramp up the security.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Way too many liberals and people from the same places.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: They are too cramped together.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Unless you know older people, there is no way.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There are quite a few delays.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's ratchet as f***. But hey, if you're into the hooking up and getting wasted in a basement, go for it.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug safety is great. A con, however, if you're trying to find dealers haha.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Administration: The alcohol or weed or drug policy is SO STRICT.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: You either get the scholarships or you don't. It seems pretty random too. I got full tuition while others got nothing. It's just how it goes.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Wifi is great. IT is great. Computer availabilities are great.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Literally all Greek life is good for are their subpar parties.

3 College Freshman

Weather: When it's hot, it is hoootttt. When it's cold, it is COLD.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: The advantages of a city life without the tourism. Besides how expensive everything is, it's great.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a psych major and I'm loving it so far. The abroad programs are fantastic.

3 College Freshman

Majors: They're helpful but they don't go out of their way to help you; you have to be pretty independent in keeping track of what you are doing.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Added freedom outweighs the cons.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: What can I say it is Boston, we have everything and anything you are looking for.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus but from what I have seen it is average.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The school is strict in regards to student safety.


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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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