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Reviews 2848 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are resources that are available to help people feel safe. Overall, issues seem to be handled quite well.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall, the experience has been great. Definitely you will need to be proactive in order to enjoy it, but the possibilities are available.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career center/ services on campus really have a lot of resources to help students in the job process.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's alright. Some better options are more expensive

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't everything, it exists and people are aware if it-- but if you're interested, you have to make an effort.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics are great, we have a great fitness and recreational center with amenities for the athletic type.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The experience is great so far. There's a lot of things to do and learn, the environment is diverse and engaging and people are cool.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The BUPD are very responsive and there are phone boxes all around campus to call an official if you don't feel safe walking alone.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The office hours I've gone to, the professors have been very open and helpful.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Center for Career Development offers a lot of services to try and help students.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are some not glamorous options, mostly freshman housing, the brownstones and StuVi are great, especially the renovated brownstones.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: For the most part, the Greeks are friendly, there are the occasional snobby Greeks, but Greek life isn't huge here.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The games are always energetic and fun, and for the students who aren't athletes but like to stay in shape there are tons of classes available at a well-kept gym, FitRec.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: This is a low-key school, no pressure to party if that is not your thing but plenty of opportunities to join clubs, go to sporting events, and be actively involved and socially engaged in the way that you want.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: I never really go to any sporting events, but lots of people do.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really don't think that I made the right choice for me, but it's a good school.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: i like it i just don't love it

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school cares greatly about student safety. Whenever an issue is present, the school immediately reaches out to students through emails, texts, voice messages... to ensure students stay safe on campus. Students also feel comfortable in reaching out to BUPD or on campus officials whenever they feel unsafe. Although there are still dangers to walking alone at night, overall I feel safe on campus.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depends on where you're living. For where I'm living now (Warren Towers), it is a freshman dorm so everyone here are freshman and wants to know each other and make friends, thus it is more social than probably other dorms. It is also located in the central of campus right in front of CAS, and there are numerous facilities (laundry room, study lounge, mail room...) alongside a dining hall so it is extremely convenient to get to class and get food. One downside would probably be the quality of the rooms (can remind people of a prison) and size of a room (quite small). But overall it is quite a good dorm for freshman to live in and I met some of my closest friends here. Wouldn't want to live here next year though.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Everyone here is really friendly and willing to help you. I currently live in a freshman dorm and everyone is willing to talk to one another. I love the diverse population here at BU. You can meet people from other countries and learn about other cultures, while at the same time find people from your home town and find a piece of home. Professors and TA's are also really helpful and willing to offer assistance for students. Some professors genuinely care about the well-being of their students and aren't all always about academics and want to know who you are outside the classroom. I guess one downside is the clubs I'm interested in and wish to join haven't been extremely active and thus I wasn't really involved in much activities.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Mostly hang with friends at the dorm

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Have been to a couple but prefer to hang with friends

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Lots of choices to choose from unless you are locked into a certain major with set course schedules

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are many students from all over the world from different races, religions, sexual and economic backgrounds. Certain foreign students tend to stick together and not interact but I have met many others willing to meet new friends.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are those that do but there is no pressure to join them.

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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