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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: People don't care if you belong to a fraternity/sorority, they have great housing.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of diverse, great dining options...most reasonably priced

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's pretty easy to deal with the financial aid office, but I did not receive all the financial aid I needed

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Lots of parties occurring at my school, great to meet new people

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have greek houses. So you don't really notice greek life. Very few people are a part of it

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: the best "party scene" at BU is outsourced. Many students trek to Harvard or Boston College for social gatherings

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Decent sized rooms and walls arent as thin as my friend's schools.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: BU is pretty stingy on financial aid in my experience. Even when I appealed my award package, they didn't give me more. Overall a pretty expensive school that I don't think is worth the price tag.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you want cheap, Allston is one of your only options. If you live in Allston, it's often disgusting. On-campus is usually the safest option

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have some stellar athletes at BU, but most of the student body doesnt care unless it's hockey. The attendance and enthusiasm at most games (non-hockey) is so poor it's embarrassing.

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Although Boston is a great place to live, I found the campus vibe at BU to be sub-par. There is no school spirit or community feel at all. I don't feel like I attend a college, it's more like a degree-machine. The academics are great, but I didnt feel like I'm getting the entire "college experience" other schools offer

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: BU is really into networking and placing their students in internships. There are SO MANY resources available. The Educational Resource Center is a great place to go for career advice and help

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Boston is an AMAZING city to live in

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: overall Boston doesnt have the best food, but the combo of having Otto's pizza, chipotle, thai places and a grocery store all along Comm Ave was good enough for those nights when I just couldnt stand the dining hall anymore

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Admin mean well, but I find the school to be very bureaucratic and impersonal

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Were in a city, there is going to be safety concerns. Just remember to always have someone with you, especially when walking at night.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Hockey is fantastic, the team is being bulked back up, but football is obviously not a thing at all here.

College Freshman

Party Scene: Not a party-goer, not the right person to ask

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's Boston, it's expensive and not super close. Not worth it, just take advantage of the awesome brownstones and StuVi

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Warren is not as cramped as everyone says it is. Honestly, I love living in this dorm, the rooms are an alright size, the closet isn't THAT bad, don't be fooled by all of the extremely negative things people seem to have to say about it.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: I mean, it's Boston. Who doesn't love this city?

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far, enjoying BU. Looking forward to research opportunities.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The BioE program is great. Highly rated.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Enjoying most of my professors.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Many of the professors are very good. One or two are not totally engaged, but you can always see the TA instead for help. The discussion sessions are very helpful.

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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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