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1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking in general is very difficult in Boston, so don't plan on bringing a car on campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: There are dining plans to suit anyone's needs whether you think you will only need 9 meals per week or if you like to eat 3 times a day. There are 3 main dining halls. There were 5 last year but they got rid of the three small ones to create a giant 2 floor mega dining hall. It's the only college dining hall to have a 4 star rating! There is also a food court where there is a panda express, pinkberry, starbucks, a salad bar, a burger joint, and BU's version of Panera. With each dining plan you get an allotted amount of dining points which you can use there, and the on campus market or any of the other 5 starbucks' on campus. Local businesses including papa johns and dominos also take dining points. Simply put you will never go hungry here! There are always vegan, vegetarian, and healthy choice options as well as ethnic foods from around the world at the dining halls.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I love my major because Social Work is what I want to do with my life. I love how as I get deeper and deeper into my major, the classes get smaller and more intimate and I see a bunch of people I recognize from my Sociology 100 class. It's not the hardest major so my workload for soc. classes is never too much and the professor are always really knowledgeable. They never just read from a powerpoint. I can tell that when it comes time to ask for references, I will be taken care of.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus but I have partied with people who do in their apartments. They are either small and kind of decrepit or really nice with rent of $1000 per person. Also none are within as quick of a walk to campus as on-campus housing so many have to resort to taking the T.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: BU is one of most diverse colleges in America. I came from a small town so it was so shocking to see so many different races and ethnicities all in the same place and working together peacefully.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: If you don't like snow or rain, BU might not be the place for you. When it's not raining, it's snowing. Maybe two months of the year are filled with nice spring weather where everyone hangs outside. But rain and snow take up a huge junk of the school year. You never want to be caught outside without an umbrella or jacket.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many delicious restaurants around Boston University and just Boston in general. Everyday you can find a new restaurant or cafe and have a wonderful meal.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in a dorm that was mostly for Freshmen, Warren Towers. If you're a sociable person than this is the dorm for you because most people leave their doors open and since the dining hall is on the 4th floor people can easily go down for dinner together. But if you're a more quiet person than you might want to consider living somewhere else besides Warren Towers.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: there are so many different people, lots of blacks asians etc

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: i hate the dorms. the bathrooms are nasty. i was in a triple though

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: it's alright, i mean there was a bombing a mile away

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I like the hockey team the best. But our lacrosse and wrestling teams are sick too.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs around campus are average desktops. They don't really present any problems but they are not entirely new or sleek either. They get the job done and that is all that matters. I would definitely suggest having your own laptop at school though.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Boston University's campus is a great mix of the city and a local college feel. The campus takes up quite a few stops on the public T line, which is convenient. The campus is not in the heart of the city but it is perfectly located so that you can call the campus your home territory and walk over into the city whenever you want. When you do venture into the city, it's hard not to fall in love will all the culture, fun, and sights that Boston has to offer.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a lot of talented chefs around campus but the school often gets caught up with serving exotic or high-end foods that don't satisfy as many students as classics that every student would love. I think the school should start catering more to a college student's pallet rather than mimicking fine, exotic dining.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: BU has so many different majors and minors. The College of Arts and Sciences is the best school to apply to if you have many interests. For example, I'm majoring in International Relations with a minor in Spanish Language with a Pre-Med concentratio. However, I do need to take summer courses to fit it all in.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Boston has a lot of different food options. There are Starbucks everywhere, as well as chain restaurants and fast food. There are great bars and the North End has awesome food.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking for the semester is a few hundred dollars. There is also street parking sometimes available if you want to pay for the meters. I did not bring my car to campus with me because the train runs right in front of the school, so I didn't need a car to go anywhere.

2 College Freshman

Administration: Some RA's are very strict and not friendly towards students. The drinking policies are very strict. Also, "quiet hours" begin at 6pm every night, and if you are too loud, the RA can write you up. The security is pretty extreme, and if you lose your student ID, you don't have access into any of the buildings.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are countless off-campus dining options available. In a matter of minutes (or seconds) depending on where you're living on campus, you will have numerous options available to you. There is a huge variety of restaurants nearby and accessible by foot, T, or delivery.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is entirely too prominent on campus. The school claims that there is only a small percentage of students who participate in sororities and fraternities, but it seems as though everyone is Greek. The Greeks are hardly seen doing any community service or selfless efforts, but are known for outrageous partying.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Computers take a long time to log on, they don't all have the same software, but they all work reliably.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: For a school that costs so much you would think they would invest more in better classroom facilities. The A/C and heating is often not working properly, floors in some buildings are uneven. However FitRec is beautiful and a great place to use.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The buses and the T are easy to use and affordable. They both allow you options of where to live off campus. The school are has a shuttle that is free to take students to different parts of the campus or to the med school campus. Many students bike. Driving is the least convenient method and it is expensive to park.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Boston is really nice during most of the year. The cold does creep up on the students, but, so long as you know how to layer correctly and own a scarf, the chill doesn't get to you. A couple of weeks out of the year are nearly unbearable if you have to trek from one side of campus to the other and you don't have the clothes to do so. Once the season turns from winter, though, the weather is almost ideal. One must always be wary of the winds, but the school i generally a rather nice place to walk around.

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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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