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Reviews 2509 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus so I have no Idea what It's like

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Boston is a spectacular city. Enough said.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Boston Cops are so friendly you have to love them

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The parties are mostly just off campus- easy to get to but not disruptive. This means you don't have to clean up the mess and you can sleep when you really need it. When you want to have fun it's never far... plus local school parties are cool too

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: BU is pretty expensive but they offer a ton of aid and scholarships to athletes, good students, and people gifted in certain fields. Also, loan programs are good here.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The best dining hall food in the country. Gourmet chefs and a buffet for every meal... MIT kids tried to make fake IDs just to sneak in to get our food. Only issue is it's pricey... but so worth it

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: If you get in to the Student Village buildings you are basically living in a 5 star hotel. Warren towers is scary. West campus is far from classes (unless you're in CGS) but if you want to keep off the freshman 15 then it's the best (closest to our awesome free gym fitrec-- and all the athletes live here). The brown stones are also beautiful and South is great for apartment life.

5 College Freshman

Majors: In your application, they mainly focus on the essay, GPA, testing scores, and extracurriculars.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: There are so many different majors and it's very easy to change majors or even schools within the University.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: This school is known for its diversity and being very accepting.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I'm a PR major in COM. It's great because there are so many activities related to my major.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Almost everyone here is dedicated to their academics. Professors are extremely helpful and dedicated to their job. The workload is manageable.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Facilities are great. Some buildings are a little old but they're working on improving them.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: Boston is an amazing city and you'll fall in love with it.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Like any school, there are hot guys and guys that aren't so hot. A lot of gay guys too which sucks for the single, straight girl.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it here. First semester was hard because I was homesick but eventually you'll find your place and be so happy here.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The classes are great, the students are great, and all of the professors I've had love what they do and enjoy helping students. There are so many different activities on campus and Boston is an incredible city to live in.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school is incredibly helpful with finding you an internship. There are multiple career fairs and networking events throughout the year.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The Student Health Center is great but it can be hard to get an appointment.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not as popular or as crazy at other schools but that's what I like about it. It doesn't take over your life but is still a great organization to be involved in. Administration doesn't like Greek Life though.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Hockey is the most popular sport and we have an incredible team. Besides that, the other sports aren't as popular. FitRec is amazing and the PDP classes they offer are really cool.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't had the experience of moving off campus yet but from what I've seen with my friends, it's fairly easy and can be cheaper than on-campus housing.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's amazing. There are so many great restaurants and cafes in the area.

2 College Freshman

Administration: They can be a little too strict with the rules. It can be a hassle to sign someone in to visit your dorm. They're also outrageous with underage (or even if you're over 21) drinking.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are a lot of colleges in the area so there's typically a lot of parties going on. They can get old though and you'll be counting down the days until you're 21.


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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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