Boston, MA
Boston University


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Recent Reviews

Jane
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 ...

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
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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.

Amber
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Boston University had positive and negative aspects. Its most positive aspect was its location. As a student who moved up f...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University had positive and negative aspects. Its most positive aspect was its location. As a student who moved up from the rural south, it was amazing to live locationally independent from my parents in a city like Boston. I also loved BU because of the chance to meet and have academic discussions with peers who were serious about their education and development. My least favorite part of Boston University was their obsession with grade deflation. It was a known issue all around campus; however, how to fix that issue was a question no one could answer. Overall I am grateful for my experience at Boston University but I believe their stance on grading if goes unchanged will cause negative affects on the mental stability of its students.

Alyssa
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Boston University is a melting pot . It is not only filled with people of different ethnicities but also those with unique ba...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is a melting pot . It is not only filled with people of different ethnicities but also those with unique backgrounds. These differences lead to valuable discussions in and out of class. By keeping an open mind, I was able to learn about different ideas and opinions people have and further build upon those ideas during discussions. Boston University also has varieties of clubs and organizations. As a transfer student, being able to participate in organizations and events that interest me was important. I believe Boston University is able to offer students many options ensuring all students will be able to find something they are interested in someway or another. Lastly, Boston University is located in the middle of Boston where there are many opportunities to intern and gain out of class experiences that are valuable when finding a job in the future. Boston University may not have the best dinning hall food or the best housing; however, they provide an amazing educational program and a place for students to meet others from around the world.

Dan
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Just try the dining services, it is far and away above all others. It is incredible to see the foods they offer from around t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Just try the dining services, it is far and away above all others. It is incredible to see the foods they offer from around the world, as well as the awareness that goes into their sustainability initiatives. The campus is safe and friendly, it is truly an environment of learning.

George
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I recently transferred to Boston University, and I don't regret it at all. I came to BU to be challenged academically, where...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I recently transferred to Boston University, and I don't regret it at all. I came to BU to be challenged academically, where to do well in courses you learn the material compared to memorizing information. In the classroom, you continually engage with professors. Outside of the school, they are accommodating with office hours and make it clear when they're available and when they're not. The school spirit scene isn't that big on campus. Most students only pay attention to hockey. Hockey has always been our most important sport, where if you see a student wearing athletic gear, it is most likely a hockey jersey. The party scene is alright for an institution this size. Most people travel to Allston to go to fraternity houses to party. Some people almost go out every day to drink. Although, there is a good portion of the student body who doesn't follow this trend and works hard during the week to have fun on the weekends. Housing at BU can be expensive if you want a nice dorm. STUVI 1 and STUVI 2 are the high rises on west campus and are 20K a year. Cheaper dorms are usually for underclassman and tend to be not as nice. So, by the time people are an upperclassman, they tend to move off campus into Allston. There are many places to stay in Allston that are at a reasonable price. People tend to cook for themselves, and cooking is much cheaper for better quality food. The only downside I can think of living off campus would be that you live there year around, and you would still have to pay rent even when you are not there.

Nicholas
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Consisting of a sophisticated and diverse student population, I have found a home at Boston University. I love living in such...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Consisting of a sophisticated and diverse student population, I have found a home at Boston University. I love living in such a cosmopolitan city, though it can get a bit pricey! I could not feel more safe walking the streets and am very grateful for the cleanliness of the area. I would recommend this college to anyone who desires a challenge and welcoming environment.

Celia
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Overall, BU is a good school. The academics are good, the professors are usually quite good, and discussion is good in class....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, BU is a good school. The academics are good, the professors are usually quite good, and discussion is good in class. Also the food is pretty good people complain, but I don't know why. HOWEVER - it is quite hard to find a community here, especially if you're naturally introverted. I've been here about three semesters now, and I still only have a couple (distant) friends. It's hard to feel like the place is one cohesive school - it feels more like you're just living in the city and taking classes. If you're looking for a traditional school community, don't choose BU.

Gladys
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I love Boston University! Like every school, it has its ups and downs, and your experience will depend on you. The campus is ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Boston University! Like every school, it has its ups and downs, and your experience will depend on you. The campus is huge, but the fact that it is all on one long street makes it manageable. You'll know where everything is soon after being around campus a few times. If not, there are maps all along the street, the BU mobile app provides a map as well, and there are always friendly students and professors to help if you're lost! The food depends on where you eat, but compared to neighboring schools its generous and high quality, and if you don't agree, the meal plans provide options! You can use your convenience and dining points for cafes, restaurants, and bakeries around Fenway and Kenmore Square. My favorite parts of being a student at BU are the reputable students and challenging academics. I am engaged in all of my classes and constantly encouraged to ask questions and take other actions to maximize my understanding. Most of the students are reasonable, open-minded and friendly people!

Lindsay
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Boston University is a great community to be a part of. There are so many difference grad schools associated with the school ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is a great community to be a part of. There are so many difference grad schools associated with the school so that opportunities and help that you receive are abundant.

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