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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I had a really bad experience with my roommate and had to switch rooms mid semester this fall. I was in the community service house and for the three months I lived there, we did no community service projects. We also never did activities as a house.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The rec center is awesome. Would love to experience a hockey game.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really like the teachers and my peers.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Becuase we are in the city crime is easy but we have plenty of security around us

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love being in CGS small classes make it easier to communicate with professors and students.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I haven't experienced much of this yet, but I know there are options

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i like where I'm at

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is ok, they do great charity work but the process for joining a fraternity is much easier than joining a sorority and the process can be overwhelming.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The games are very exciting.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There has been a lot of theft recently. Dorms have good security

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I honestly have not looked that much into this. I should.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love most of my professors and my friends. I made the right choice.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The lottery system is annoying. I had a problem with mold in my room this year and it was dealt with very poorly

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not involved in Greek life. No one really cares if you are or aren't.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Lots of school spirit. I don't usually attend games. The gym is very nice.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: People are happy to be there. It is not very diverse. Very difficult to get good grades.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The majority of A's here are hard A's, depending on your course load. If you over load, good luck getting straight A's.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is definitely diversity, but very often people of the same commonalities stick together like sheep. There are people who venture out of their common circles, but there are also sheep.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's definitely people who do drugs, but for the most part everyone respects people's wishes and activities.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are there for additional help and are usually available to talk to. But this also depends on the professor and college because a professor can have 90-200 students per semester. So it takes a lot of effort on your part to get to know your professor as well.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are so many opportunities and resources, but you need to apply yourself to actually using these resources. This isn't a restaurant where you order your future and it comes on a silver platter.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think that they take security very seriously, and I wouldn't feel concerned about strangers getting into the dorm building, etc.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For the most part, all of my professors have been extremely inspiring with lots of passion for student progess

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It seems like it will be quite manageable to find a job after graduating, but there is a lot of competition.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't expect much from living in a dorm room, but my floor is quiet and I live in a great part of town, so I'm not complaining!

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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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