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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: They could be more helpful

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I ended up getting a job right after graduation

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus

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3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I am not in one but have friends that are in Greek life and they enjoy it

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It's fine but the career center could be more helpful

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They are very prominent on campus!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the professors and courses so far! Money's well worth !

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My degree at BU will guarantee me a job!

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing here is pretty expensive considering it's average quality. There is variety when it comes to space and and type of housing.The proximity to class solely depends on what you major is. A walk to class can be from 5 to 25 minutes but the shuttle system is always an option (but don't depend on it fully).

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Personally I do not know much about Greek life but I know there is a great variety on campus. You can become part of a community service frat or a studious business frat. However, literally no one cares if you are part of a frat/sorority or not.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Honestly, varsity sports are not a huge part of campus life at all. I have absolutely no problem with that but if you expect full stadiums and die-hard fans then you will be disappointed. Sometimes an upcoming hockey game is the buzz on campus, other times there might be a track meet with only a few cheering fans. There are more than enough club sports and if you are interested you will definitely find one to be a part of

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really do love BU even though I haven't been here for too long. The diversity is not great but it is definitely present. It is very easy to get involve but you have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone. So far, the work itself is not difficult but there is a lot of it. Beware of your finances! There seems to be a new fee every month and you are often backed into a corner because of financial stress. But overall, I would definitely recommend BU to anyone.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: everyone minds their own business. Nobody cares what religion you are.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: R.A.'s are total bitches and are SUPER strict. All freshman and sophomore dorms are complete garbage no matter where you go. however, the walk to classes from the dorms is always the highlight of my day

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not a big pat of campus AT ALL. But if it is your thing, then there are loads of opportunities for it. Most parties (for girls) are at neighboring frats, so it's always a good idea to have frat friends.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I never went to the gym, it was nice when I looked inside. We've got a rock climbing wall and lots of equipment.

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2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: absolutely no sense of community WHAT-SO-EVER. The university is expensive, and professors don't even teach half of the classes, T.A.'s do. I thought I liked cities until I came here, now I hate it. All the dorms are disgusting, except for StuVi and bay state. Not a lot of room for electives, only focused on research etc. Just not a good school in general, VERY easy to get lost and not have any friends.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe on campus. The BU police are situated on campus and pretty quick to respond, and the streets are very well-lit. Sometimes I take walks at night, just because I can. There are generally other students out and about, but it doesn't feel dangerous at all. Boston University is very prompt in delivering emergency news, though there genuinely isn't any crime on campus; just around it. Since we're integrated into the city, though, they take steps to make sure we avoid areas where crime has happened. Their emergency alerts are fast (if not annoyingly persistent).

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There's a very diverse offering of courses at this school, and it's easy to find a good fit. Discretion is advised though; it's essential to look at RateMyProfessor before making an decisions. What I've learned is that the administration here sucks. They keep people on who don't deserve their jobs and get rid of those who do. You have to make sure not to get saddled with a professor who's nasty or ignorant and is only here because they have friends in high places.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school is very helpful with internships and jobs. I haven't taken full advantage of these facilities, yet, but I have many friends who were satisfied with the experience. I haven't seen many employers recruiting on campus, but that's probably because I'm a freshman and they typically don't target people my age. I haven't heard much about an alumni network, though BU has several famous alumni.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing process is a nightmare, but that's mostly because BU has so many students they have to accommodate, and rising sophomores get last pick of the housing lottery, so I'm biased. I think the dorms are generally great though. Standard fare, building wise, but very close to classes. I personally adore Warren Towers and definitely recommend it as a freshman housing option (especially if your classes are at BU Central); it's location is convenient, it has a City Co and Starbucks downstairs, and there's a dining hall built into it, which was amazing when it got really cold over the winter.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm saying "it's the best" because it's practically non-existent. One of my conditions for choosing a school was that it had to be one with very little Greek life on campus, and Boston University fit the bill. Sororities and Fraternities are there, but their impact on social life is low. Most people are indifferent to them, though many do enjoy their parties. I'd say they make a good impact in the community service scene, though; they fundraise a lot for charity, and that's pretty cool of them.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The interest in hockey here is pretty high. Hockey games draw in a lot of spectators, some of whom don't even go to our school. In other sectors, interest is a little lower. Hockey gets the most attention and most of the fan support. Agganis Arena is really state of the art as a result. I haven't really been to the soccer fields that often, but I'd say they're very well kept, too.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Boston University's a good school. The campus is gorgeous and integrated into the city, the professors do care about their students (though I feel their hands are often tied by the administration), and there are a lot of resources on campus.

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1 College Freshman

Health & Safety: the health center is terrible

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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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