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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is pretty nice, but unreasonably expensive

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Sport events are big, hockey specifically, and very fun to attend

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I very much enjoy the environment and services provided here. The student body is very diverse and filled with interesting and smart people.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: the campus is safe because of all the blue emergency phones posted all over campus

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: the grading is tough but doable

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: there are plenty of opportunities to meet potential employers

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i live on bay state in a brownstone

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: you don't fee left out if not in it

4 College Freshman

Athletics: they have really nice fields

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I enjoy living on campus in BU

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The gym is great, as well as the soccer fields!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Boston University is great for research!

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Few crimes reported on campus per year and campus police is very accessible

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: All professors seem very knowledgeable and try to stimulate interest although not all are enthusiastic

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Only prospects are from the school name and career fairs

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: Forced upon freshmen students and incredibly expensive without offering a close social environment

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life runs a large portion of social events but are considered cliquey

3 College Senior

Athletics: Huge lack of school spirit however athletic facilities are amazing

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Not very fond of the location while the technology and equipment are satisfying

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: BUPD is always around in case you need their assistance. They have a pretty quick response time and are there to make sure that everyone is safe. The guest sign-in policy is much more strict than other schools, but then again it makes the residence halls more secure and safe from unwanted guests. Overall, I feel very safe on campus and have never felt unsafe before, even at night time on weekends. Of course, because you are in a busy city, it is always safe to travel with friends, especially at night.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Class sizes can get really big with lectures, and because there are so many students, there are many different professors for each subject. It can really be a hit or miss for your professor in terms of workload, friendliness, availability, etc. but I think as long as you are motivated and put work into a class, you won't be that disappointed with the result. You just have to study harder in some classes than others. The two writing courses that you have to take as a freshman are a great advantage of small class size, especially if you are studying a popular major that consists of mostly larger lecture hall classes; definitely use small class size to your advantage in terms of making friends and getting help from professors, creating good relationships.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Career and resource center definitely reaches out to students to come and get help building resumes and cover letters and getting connected to jobs/ internships. Some of the colleges/ specific program advisors will also offer additional practicums and internships. BU is such a big, successful school right in Boston, so there are countless opportunities to take advantage of in terms of the law firms, hospitals, engineering companies, tech startups, labs, etc. and also in terms of networking. Overall, BU definitely gives you opportunities to continue a stable career after graduation; it is more a matter of how much you take advantage of what is offered, because advisors and the Resource center are not always going to hold your hand and remind you to check in with them.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I cannot complain about the housing too much- the cleaners keep the bathrooms and hallways in pretty good condition, however by the end of the week the bathrooms and showers can get pretty gross. The rooms are small, but if you have an agreeable roommate that respects your space, there is enough space in the room that both roommates are happy. The social atmosphere at West campus is pretty big, on weekend nights there are almost always people talking and socializing outside the dorms. Within floors, it really depends on who is on it and how social they are. I love living on West Campus because my building is connected to the dining hall, and I'm close to Fit Rec and the other athletic facilities. I've heard Warren Towers are pretty bad, but they are very conveniently located to CAS, the largest college at BU.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is not huge on campus, but you definitely see a good amount of people sporting their greek letters. The rush process for sororities is not that bad and well-explained, I do not know as much about the fraternity rush. Many people who participate in Greek life have friends outside of their sororities/ fraternities, and Greek life definitely doesn't consume their time here.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Although BU is a D1 school, there is not that much fan support and involvement despite game accessibility. However, there is a good amount of school spirit at BU. Specifically on West campus, athletics are much more prominent. The BU FitRec Center is very high quality-- many machines, weights, workout equipment, gyms, an indoor track, a pool, a rock climbing wall, and more. It makes it easy to participate in intramural sports or just keep an active lifestyle. Club sports are pretty popular at BU, although they do not have some club teams that you would think they have, like lacrosse. Their soccer teams are also extremely competitive.

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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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