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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Are Cheaper – Many students are able to find apartments off campus that are less expensive than the cost of housing on-campus. Expensive apartments are easy to come by though if you are willing to pay more for higher quality.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The Cost of Eating Out – Eating off campus is boston can be very luxurious but also very expensive, which isn't exactly college student conducive.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Athletic Training – This program;s curriculum is very science concentrated. It is also very hand on. Statin spring semester of freshman year you are required to do clinical hours. THe number of hours you have to do increases each semester.

3 College Senior

Transportation: The B.U.S – (the Boston University Shuttle) It's pretty reliable, but not too frequent and only does one route.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Sounds weird... but MIT throws the BEST parties in town for underage people. Then when you hit the 21, you can hit up downtown Boston for great dancing and fun atmospheres!

4 College Senior

Campus Food: Tasty AND Healthy! Get a meal plan! There are a whole variety of different places to eat, and there are multiple options for kind of food at each! The best part is that the school of health has to do a senior project and create healthy meals which we then get to test!

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Something for Everyone – We have a really great study abroad program. You can go pretty much anywhere and a lot of the programs allow you to take classes and have an internship. There are also always activities going on on campus. From concerts to speakers to community service events, there is usually something fairly inexpensive you can find to do on any day of the week.

4 College Senior

Administration: Fairly Laid Back – It's a little annoying that you have to sign in any guests (and they have to leave an ID) every time you want to enter your building, but considering it's a city I guess they're just keeping us safe. Partying in the dorms can be difficult because RAs are pretty on top of noise problems. We definitely don't have a zero tolerance policy, but you can get kicked out of housing if the RAs catch you drinking a few times.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Safe... for a City – You need to be living in on campus housing and swipe your BU ID to enter any on campus housing (or someone who lives on campus needs to sign you in). The BU shuttle runs fairly late at night, and most areas of campus are very close to the T. It's only really late at night after the T has stopped running that you need to be careful. As long as you stay alert and aren't talking on your cell phone or listening to an iPod, you shouldn't run into any trouble.

4 College Student

Administration: Zero Tolerance – if found with it, you are expelled for the most part or at least lose your housing.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Don't Really Know – It's there but im not really involved or care about it much so I dot know too much about it. but they are active.

1 College Junior

Parking: Don't Bring a Car – I didn't have one, but from what I hear it's expensive and difficult to find.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Pretty Expensive – The cost of living in Boston is generally high, but if you are flexible and willing to spend some time looking, you can find a pretty decent place. Also, I really love the older home apartments, they're different from any other region in the country.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are pros and cons about a place like BU. Open campus makes for independent kids and less unity/school pride. No football team also makes for poor school pride. Good thing about the school is that you're always meeting new people. I wouldn't choose my school again because it is ridiculously expensive

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3 College Junior

Academics: Variety of Options – Good thing about a school as big and spread out as BU is that it has a lot of opportunities. Instead of being known for being strong in just one department, there are a lot of departments that are pretty decent. Huge Psych. department. Relatively easy to change majors.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Rich Kids – A lot of rich students make for materialistic, good looking, not so academically focused girls and guys. Figures, for a school as expensive as BU. Still its diverse. You can find people who don't suit the majority, of course.

5 College Student

Transportation: For an urban campus, BU has the best transportation possible. The "T", which is Boston's main source of public transportation, runs right through BU, stopping first at the School of Management and also at the end of campus near the West Campus dorms. Taxis are easy to wave down on Commonwealth Ave., and a lot of nightlife is just a walk away. BU truly mastered the art of transportation in the city, and Boston as a city can be credited with much of that.

4 College Student

Technology: The computer get the job done. Simply put. Dorms, and all other on-campus buildings have high speed internet access, wireless printers can be set up, and the university offers discounts on laptops.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Hockey games are vital for all students to attend at least once. Although we don't have a football team, our hockey team is great and you can get the same level of spirit at hockey games-if not, more. We also have a great intramural hockey team.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Apartment-Style Dorms – The newest dorms at Boston University are beautiful! They have kitchens, private bathrooms, and an amazing study lounge. The view on the top floor is spectacular.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Educational Resource Center – Boston University's Educational Resource Center (ERC) is extremely helpful. The ERC provides students with free tutoring for a broad variety of subjects. Their language tutors are especially useful in helping students practice their foreign language skills. Chemistry tutors are valuable as well, seeing that Boston University's General Chemistry class is brutally tough.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: New England weather is very unpredictable. One day it's in the 40s and the next it is in the 70s. You have to make sure you check the weather before you go to class because you can never base your outfit on yesterday's weather. Also, it's extremely windy in Boston. Count on a broken umbrella.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of Choices – If you don't have time to go to the dining hall or you are just sick of the options, the GSU is a great place to go. It has Chinese, pizza, sandwiches, salads, Starbucks, Jamba Juice and more. You can pay with dining points, convenience points, or cash.The only complaint is that it can get a little expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining plan is fairly expensive, but the food is pretty good. West Campus dining hall is known as the best as there is great variety and the food is always cooked in front of you. My friends from other colleges always rave about the dining hall when they come and visit.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Boston itself is a nightlife hub; there are bars all over the place, fancy restaurants, shows and clubs everywhere. There are several under-21 clubs and most restaurants and shows are for 18+. Some of the bars are pretty good, the rest are pretty average. There are off-campus parties all the time in Allston/Brookline, or in South Campus, but they're not that good because off-campus students live in crappy apartments that they can barely afford, as opposed to houses or something with a traditional campus. Unless it's themed/raging, skip the parties, they're dumb. There's a lot else to do in Boston though.

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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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