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Reviews 2973 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: it's good but you will get sick of it after a while

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Variety in Close Proximity – If I don't want any of the food on campus, there is no problem in going to restaurants nearby. The closest place to eat within walking distance is the Prudential Center, where the Cheesecake Factory and Legal Sea Foods is located, along with other restaurants in the Food Court. If I don't care for the food there, I can take the transit in the middle of campus. A 10 minute ride can take me to any restaurant or fast food place I want to go to.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: In the Middle of It All – I am always able to explore the city of Boston, but Boston University's campus has a hold on me. Just as I believe that I have seen everything the school campus has to offer, there is something new to look at. The GSU (George Sherman Union) is always packed with students either studying, eating or just hanging out with friends.There are many different organizations and events, not only for enjoyment but for academics also. There is never a dull moment when walking through Boston University's campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Can't Complain – The have a wide variety and it isn't the same every day. There is always something there to satisfy everyone.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Hard to Find a Boyfriend – Most girls in BU have a hard time finding a boyfriend.
Half the boys are gay, then half of the left over boys are taken, so you are left with the not so great bachelors.
But, if you are really looking for one, some of my friends were successful and got one within a few months into school.
So I would not say it is hopeless, just more on the difficult side.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: BU is really strict on drugs.
When my friends and I compare the strictness on them, BU is by far the strictest I have ever heard about.
You just have to be smart about it. There are still plenty of people who utilizes drugs everyday and are never caught.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: You Can Find It If You Look – There isn't a huge frat scene at BU, but you can find it if you look & get to know the people in Greek life (or join greek life). Many people go to bars and clubs because there are so many options in Boston.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: BU food is pretty great. there's a wide variety. I live off campus now and I miss it!

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safe for City Life – BU is a city school, so security will always be a concern. I have never felt unsafe, however, I don't recommed walking in unlit & uncrowded areas of campus late at night. There are usually people everywhere so its not a concern, but just use common sense.

3 College Junior

Academics: Academics at BU are no joke. You have to work hard to get good grades. Sometimes it can seem like teachers are making you do rediculous work for no reason, and that can be frusturating. But if you stay on top of things it is manageable.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The COM school at BU is awesome. The professors know what they're talking about and they really want to students to do well. They also really stress internships - and they help you find them.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs at Boston – Drinking is the more popular activity here although many people do participate in doing drugs.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Boston Parking – Since Boston is a big city there are definitely parks on the street but it is sometimes difficult to find a spot.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Bad Judge – Last winter was unusually warm for BU and since I've only been there one year I'm not really a great judge. It definitely got cold but it was nothing unbearable especially for someone from the northeast area like myself

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4 College Junior

Local Area: Lots of Stuff to Do – BU is in the heart of Boston so there is tons to do. Moreover, there are other nearby stuff to do in the nearby cities. On campus, they also provide a lot of resources but it is up to the students to take advantage of BU's resources.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Lots of Options - One of the Best – BU has one of the top dining halls in the country (according to a review). They recently opened a new dining hall on the East campus with even more variety. Food can get repetitive overtime but there are retail dining options on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Upperclassman Dorms Are Wonderful – Freshman year, you are going to have to get used to living in a very small room and it will be very cramped. But, as you get older, the dorms get significantly better and it's very nice!

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Never trust the news report. Every day is different, one day could be sunny and 80, next day it could be poring.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Good Athletic TEAMS – Great athletic teams and a lot of attention specifically on hockey. Definitely a school with a lot of spirit. I used to participate in a lot more sports when I was in high school, but there are many classes and FIT Rec (the gym on campus) is absolutely amazing!

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are definitely a lot of different races and religions. There is a cultural club for nearly everything: Indian, Russian, etc. There are two different kinds of Jewish organizations and there is also a very welcoming atmosphere.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Could Be Better – The academic life is great, the professors are challenging and the students are engaging. The issue is the social scene. It is hard to avoid the swarms of people running around looking to "party" during the weekend and thus it is hard to find a group of people who are comfortable just going out for dinner.

5 College Senior

Local Area: Boston Is Diverse – Boston is full of diverse neighborhoods, people, restaurants, political views, religious views, and attitudes. There's always tons of different kinds of music concerts going on, and a gazillion museums. Boston is a very historical city, and it's fun to travel the Freedom Trail and learn about the part the city played in the construction of America.

3 College Senior

Technology: There are tons of fast computers at BU, and you can print from any one of them, but there are limited locations at which you may print. Mugar is probably the best printing place, but be warned that if it's during peak hours you may have to wait about twenty minutes for your papers.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: Everybody Hates the Greeks – Everyone at BU who is not a part of Greek life seems to look down on the Greeks quite a bit because they're idiots, they're infamous and giving our school a bad rep.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: I think the facilities here at BU are truly underrated.


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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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