Boston, MA
Boston University


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Phineas
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As a student in the College of Communication, I think I made the right choice in coming to Boston University. My main problem...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a student in the College of Communication, I think I made the right choice in coming to Boston University. My main problem with the university is the practice of grade deflation. Most students do not receive the grades they have earned because professors are known to give out low grades and keep their class averages much lower than they should be. Overall, however, the quality of education is very high, and the professors are, for the most part, great.

Justin
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The worst decision of my life. Don’t waste your time or money here. Just because the degree looks pretty does not mean you wi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The worst decision of my life. Don’t waste your time or money here. Just because the degree looks pretty does not mean you will get anything out of your experience here

Joe
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Boston University was a corrupt university when I went there. There's a rumor going on that the university was stealing money...

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Boston University was a corrupt university when I went there. There's a rumor going on that the university was stealing money from poor students. Allegedly, they were giving them bad grades so they wouldn't have to pay their scholarships after 1 year. Also, BU has a huge hazing and sexual assault problem, which the school hid. They refused many of the students and student-athletes involved. The school will always protect its wealthy students. Many of them pay other students such as a Shalin Bhandari, Arjun Patel of E&Y, Parth Bhardwaj, Suraj Kaneria, and Merrick Levy. The school knew about these guys taking exams but did nothing to punish them. They even cheated off each other. The school once again does nothing to help innocent students against people cheating and hazing. They act like it is not their problem.

Anonymous
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BU sucks if you come from a poor family and it's gonna be very tough for you to survive for four years living in Boston. The ...

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BU sucks if you come from a poor family and it's gonna be very tough for you to survive for four years living in Boston. The student service here is so bad. And the BU Center for Career Development is the worse, it's like you're asking for dating advice from someone who's never been in a relationship. Totally disappointed plus the sense of community here is ain't strong

Elma
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Great School. It was my top choice and I made the right one. The professors are great, school heads and other helpful faculty...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great School. It was my top choice and I made the right one. The professors are great, school heads and other helpful faculty/staff are very accessible and approachable. I'm always so excited to hear about when people are joining the terrier family and recommend it when I can ... I do wish we had football though.

Tommy
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Boston University is a phenomenal school. Just not the best. It's full of involved students, teachers who actually care, and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is a phenomenal school. Just not the best. It's full of involved students, teachers who actually care, and events for students who don't know where a good party is. The food easily gets boring, but it'll do if you're starving after a workout at BU's fitness center, one of the best I've seen in my whole 19 years of living. There seems to be minimal moderate housing. Either you're stuck in the worst freshman dorms, or you're living lavishly in the $15,000+ apartment-style housing. And the school is in Boston, so you cannot go wrong with trying to shop, try authentic cuisines, or just enjoying a night out. Academics wise, the coursework is grueling, but you'll reach the end (I hope) with the help of the friends you make. I definitely do not regret attending BU. I've met some of my best friends and lived through some of the best and worst experiences that shaped me into the person I am today. The clay isn't quite hardened yet, so BU still has much impact to make on me.

Tammy
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Boston University is a prominent, highly ranked institution which offers first-class education. The professors maintain their...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is a prominent, highly ranked institution which offers first-class education. The professors maintain their student's attention and interest through each class. My learning experience was very fulfilling and informative. The programs they offer for a multitude of diverse majors encourage students to commit and to enjoy learning. The faculty members of each college in BU are very helpful when students are in need in terms of classwork, concepts, and other needs that the university offers. I do recommend other prospective freshmen or transfer students to give Boston University a chance.

Aaron
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My first impression of Boston University was sullied by its confusing student link, unappetizing dining food, and mediocre (a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My first impression of Boston University was sullied by its confusing student link, unappetizing dining food, and mediocre (at best) dorms. However, Boston University redeemed itself through the staff that they employ–mainly the professors. In my first year of college, I have been introduced to many staff members who I can confidently vouch for their high intelligence and charismatic personalities. I think it’s safe to say that I speak for the vast majority when I say that students tend to pay more attention to and learn better from teachers/professors who they genuinely respect. [more fluff about how the professors are good] Does Boston University have an intuitive student link? No. Do I enjoy eating at the dining hall? No. Would I say Boston University is my dream school? No. Do I feel smarter than I was a year ago? Yes. Would I earn a bachelor’s degree from a decent university? Yes. At the end of the day, I’m not here for enjoyment; I attend college for a higher education and to further pursue my career goals, and I can certainly say that Boston University provides me with the opportunity to do so.

Makayla
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I chose to come to Boston because it is rich in history and promotes high standards. It is in the heart of the region’s natur...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I chose to come to Boston because it is rich in history and promotes high standards. It is in the heart of the region’s natural beauty surrounded by restored and modernized historic buildings. An environment where students of all races, religions, and ethnicities are encouraged to engage in intercultural dialogues. A place that will allow me throughout my years in college, to discover new opinions, perspectives, and ideas that will broaden my worldview. Aside from the community, Boston University specifically will always push me to be my best. I want to develop the core capacities needed to make a positive impact on the world and to prepare me for tomorrow. Boston will excite me as I take advantage of opportunities like study abroad, internships, and pre-medical programs. It’ll allow me to shine in life past college. I want to be able to provide minorities the option of a self reflecting doctor given the substantial lack of representation in medicine. The path towards medical school is still very far, but I am determined and passionate about having the purpose to help. Upon admission to Boston University, I would gain immediate exposure to a curriculum that builds a strong foundation in medical science. I would thrive in the program by demonstrating my self-awareness, progressive learning, and commitment. This university will permit me to have skills on and off of the track as a student athlete; I’ll be able to display my commitment, integrity, and sportsmanship. Attending this college will allow me to become the best psychiatrist of my ability. My perfect school is Boston University.

Savanna
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Boston University is a highly competitive university whose value on education, the arts, and community are all highly priorit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is a highly competitive university whose value on education, the arts, and community are all highly prioritized. Classes are comprehensive and intense, but upon completion are highly rewarding. Although the tuition may be unattainable for many, there are many opportunities for financial assistance through the university itself. Additionally, the facilities are exceptional and reflective of the school's commitment to student experience.

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