Boston, MA
Boston University


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Recent Reviews

Ethan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Considering my major and involvement with my professors, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed and lost. I encourage everyon...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Considering my major and involvement with my professors, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed and lost. I encourage everyone to join an extracurricular club or organization and find reliable friends to lean on because that has truly out-weighed the bad and stressful experiences I have had at this school. Ultimately, whether you love or hate Boston University is dependent on your individual experience.

Martha
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As a first-generation college student, I really do appreciate the opportunities that exist for me at Boston University. When ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a first-generation college student, I really do appreciate the opportunities that exist for me at Boston University. When it comes to social life there are friends for everyone especially in the predominately freshman dorms on West Campus or Warren Towers. The campus is beautiful and you'll always see someone you know walking down Comm Ave.

Nancy
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Boston University has offered me numerous opportunities to expand my knowledge, grow as a person, and to explore multiple are...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University has offered me numerous opportunities to expand my knowledge, grow as a person, and to explore multiple areas outside of my major. I've taken some of the hardest classes they have to offered and I have learned more than I can imagine. Even though the classes I took were super challenging, I am proud of myself for everything I accomplished in my first year of college. I'm excited for the next three years and I look forward to other opportunities that will arise.

Millery
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Boston University is a great school with a vast selection of schools and majors. All Professors hold regularly scheduled week...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is a great school with a vast selection of schools and majors. All Professors hold regularly scheduled weekly office hours, as do the teaching fellows (grad student assistants) and are always willing to schedule an appointment with you if you can't make their office hours. The course load is nothing to be taken lightly, so if BU is your college of choice, be ready. The Commonwealth Avenue campus includes the undergraduate school, the graduate school, the Law school, and student housing. The only school not on this campus is the Medical School, which resides in South Boston near the Boston Medical Center, our affiliated hospital, but the BU shuttle (the BUS) runs between the two for convenience. The fit-rec (fitness) center is top-notch and the hockey team is fantastic - our main rival being Boston College, just up the street. Just around the corner is Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. As residents of the City of Boston, we take great pride in our city and our sports teams, both college and professional, as they will always be an integral part of what makes the city of Boston so great.

Alexander
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is a fairly large school with many things to offer. There is something on campus that you can get involved ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is a fairly large school with many things to offer. There is something on campus that you can get involved in and it is strongly encouraged that you do. There are many clubs, sports teams, and activities on campus that students can participate in.

sydney
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I would say this school is very stable. Stable as in not too overwhelming, but also not too easy. It is right in the middle. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I would say this school is very stable. Stable as in not too overwhelming, but also not too easy. It is right in the middle. People are very independent and driven and it motivates you to work just as hard. Social scene may not be as great as your "typical" university as we don't have game days ( so there is basically no school spirit), greek life isn't a make it or break it deal (many people are fine with not being in one at all, while others have found a sense of belongingness), we are in the best location as we are right in the city and transportation is super cheap and convenient. Faculties are great, they make time for you whenever you need, their office hours are always an option to have. The food is really good compared to other universities. Not only is there a variety of options for food, but also the quality is good and safe to eat.

Daniel
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I have surprisingly found that "community" is more than just a title for a popular TV show that you binge watch on Netflix, m...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have surprisingly found that "community" is more than just a title for a popular TV show that you binge watch on Netflix, most likely during finals week. Instead, I have found that the term is given to the group of people you order Dominos with to watch "Community" (the right way) at 1 in the morning, knowing full well you have a final at 9am. This may seem funny, but haven't we all been there? Some of my favorite moments at Boston University were decompressing with a close group of friends after a long day of studying or classes. And it got me thinking...isn't that the root of community--- being comfortable enough with yourself and with the people around you that you can exhale even for just one second? There is something special about Boston University. Everywhere you look on this campus you will find groups of individuals collaborating, laughing, discussing, creating, but we are all so unique in the ways we go about this. I have found community in unexpected places: With the students taking the BU Shuttle back to their dorms at 2am when Mugar Library was closing, with the 47 incredible individuals that journeyed abroad with me to Auckland, New Zealand for the semester of a lifetime, with the floor above me in Warren Towers who I am so lucky to now call my best friends. This is what I love in the community I have been given. The faces that surround this school and are united under the name "Boston University" are the reasons why we have enjoyed every moment in our educational voyage. From the professors that have taught us not only the theory of relativity but the theory of relating to every person equally on this campus, to Cecilia, who makes your omelette perfectly every morning at Warren Dining Hall with a smile that sparks a desire to spread kindness to others. These faces are the details I love in the community I have been given. One of Boston University's biggest strengths is being able to take individuals from polar opposite backgrounds and bring them together. I look within all of the smaller communities built at BU and find not only the plethora of diversity within the group but the equality and harmony established. Whether you are an international student, a transfer student, a first generation college student, BU warmly welcomes and embraces every ounce of your character as a contribution to the richness of our education. This is the unity I love in the community I have been given. As any college student can relate to, I have had moments where I was overwhelmed. Questioning my future. Undermining my capabilities. Yet the one stable factor in my life was Boston University. When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, it was the arms of the community at Warren Towers that held me up when I was falling down. After leaving a high school experience that provided me with so much joy, it was organizations like Stage Troupe, Global Medical Brigades, and ResLife that filled that chasm with adventure, possibility, and lifelong friendships that I could not have ever imagined. And thank you to all the dedicated professors--- I'm talking about the ones that require for you to grow with your academics, for inspiring us to explore beyond the subject matter at hand and look critically at how our personal ideologies will be meaningful to a better society. This is the hope and inspiration that I find in the community I have been given! This community holds so much to love. Whether it is being involved in an athletic team, joining a student organization, or just studying with a group of friends, I can confidently say that each and every student has found something, if not many things, to love in this community we have been given.

Kristen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is amazing and anyone who is given the opportunity to attend should take it. There are a wide variety of cl...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is amazing and anyone who is given the opportunity to attend should take it. There are a wide variety of clubs to join whether it be politically based or arts based, so it is not hard to make friends and find a good group of people. Class sizes are also a reason why Boston University is a great school. Class sizes can range anywhere from 20 students for independent classes to 300 students for lectures, but professors and tutors are always available if you need help. Lectures are also accompanied by a discussion class, which is lead by a teaching fellow and consists of a much smaller class size which is a great way to clear up things that were confusing during lecture. Overall, Boston University is a school that is full of opportunities and will prepare you for the real world once you graduate.

Jane
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A great school in an awesome location--I feel very lucky to be here. The Communications study abroad in London is great, and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

A great school in an awesome location--I feel very lucky to be here. The Communications study abroad in London is great, and BU has a worldwide reputation so it's easy to make yourself known and find a career you love. The negative is tuition--it keeps increasing year by year and the overall cost of it is getting too much to be completely worth it (300K over 4 years is too much for any college). BU are also stingy with the financial aide.

Gabrielle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is a huge school and has a lot of hype around it. A majority of the students are wealthy, preppy kids from ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is a huge school and has a lot of hype around it. A majority of the students are wealthy, preppy kids from the Northeast, or international students from various countries in Asia. The two groups of people generally keep away from each other. There is a small group of people who are of lower income and alternative lifestyles...you will not generally feel welcome here. The academics are great and the facilities are top-notch...and how could they not be, considering the steep admission? You may occasionally find yourself in a windowless basement classroom reading Hamlet, but overall the classrooms are nice and class size can be small. I'm not sure how the university has improved in handling sexual assault cases, but when I attended several years ago, there was an attitude of "you asked for it" whenever assaults were reported. Also, don't expect this to be a party school. If you are someone who wants to find an alternative artsy scene, don't look for it here either. If you are a go-getter, who likes to study and join clubs and do the "college experience" on a major scale, this is the school for you. It ended up being too big and expensive for me. Boston is cold and its inhabitants are wealthy...expect to have not much to do outside of staying inside and studying. If you experience seasonal depression, I would stay far away.

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