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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the fact that BU is an open campus within the city and that my housing is close to all my classes. I have met some great people from all around the world. I am excited to be in the program that I am in, which is one of the best in the country. I feel confident that upon graduation I will be able to find a job in my field easily with the degree from BU. BU was my first choice in schools but the cost was so high I wasn't sure it would happen. Fortunately BU was very generous with financial aid and along with several outside scholarships it became possible! I love it here!

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school makes sure that students know the health services available to them, and this is reinforced with the wonderful health services provided. I had an infection in my eye which was quickly taken care of thanks to the health care providers, and contacting them, and getting the help I needed was easy with their guidance.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You have a lot of options but the process is like a lottery.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel able to work hard and achieve goals I set.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus security is generally great, though the process for swiping into dorms has some flaws.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experiences with professors thus far have been phenomenal. Studio classes are very small in size which is fantastic. Lectures are large, but I haven't seen that as a problem yet. Courses are challenging but professors make themselves available to their students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is less career support for the arts from the university, but the professors are extremely helpful with internships. It is difficult to have an internship during the semester due to course schedules, school commitments, and workload.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are extremely small without many common spaces; disappointing for the amount charged. Grades don't help you with the housing lottery which is disappointing.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek life on campus because I'm not particularly interested in it.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't pay much attention to sports on campus. Hockey is huge, but other than that, there is little talk of sports on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Boston University is a wonderful research university but also has a thriving conservatory-style College of Fine Arts which is why I chose the school.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It was a good school and had a lot of great options for me concerning my interests and the field I wanted to pursue.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I can't adequately talk about the athletics, since I never attended a game on campus. I'm not very into sports.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Many of my professors were helpful, the classes were big though so I was never really able to get close to them.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I hope the degree is worth something because it is such a large investment, I feel I will be able to use it later though

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's pretty average, it's expensive but that should be expected because it is Boston.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't really know a lot about the athletics, I use the fitness center a few times a week and it is a very nice facility.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a great school, and I love it. I love being able to explore Boston, and BU offers so many opportunities despite your major or what you want to do.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Great Professors: Paul Blanchard (mathematics), Maria Gapotchenko (Literature), Rosina Georgiadis (chemistry)

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe walking across campus, especially walking down Comm. Ave.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are all very knowledgeable in the topics that they teach. Most of them truly want the best for their students.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: BU has a very diverse network of alumnus and career center that can help you for after school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are a lot of options to choose from the brownstones to actual dorms.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is basically non-existent at BU. Clubs are bigger than Greek life.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Lots of space for everyone to participate. Many different places and activities to go and do.

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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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