Boston, MA
Boston University


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Recent Reviews

Les
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great place with great people. Facilities are fantastic and lots of things to do outside of class.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great place with great people. Facilities are fantastic and lots of things to do outside of class.

Liliana
What is your overall opinion of this school?

In my opinion Boston university is the school for me. I absolutely love everything about it!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In my opinion Boston university is the school for me. I absolutely love everything about it!

Lindsey
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston's claim to fame, other than Paul Revere and the Freedom Trail and all the other important historical moments that took...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston's claim to fame, other than Paul Revere and the Freedom Trail and all the other important historical moments that took place around the small city, is being a college hub. There are over 30 colleges and universities in or around the Boston area, one of the best being Boston University. BU, as it is referred to by students, is a city school with a campus feel, a place where art, academics, and athletics all are valued at equal importance, a diverse university with an emphasis in social justice. As a current student of the School of Theatre, I feel as though BU allows me and my peers a space to create art that we care about and that is relevant in the world today. No other school can compare to the amazing faculty and staff the School of Theatre, and the rest of BU schools, have. I am constantly feeling challenged and supported within my classes and the academic realm. Boston University is a great school in a great location in a great city. I feel at home at BU, and from the looks of it, the rest of the students feel that way too.

YAGO
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University may not have the nicest looking campus or the film-like sorority scene but it is still a place I'm comforta...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University may not have the nicest looking campus or the film-like sorority scene but it is still a place I'm comfortable in. My experience with professors has always been above my expectations; they have regular office hours because they really do care about how you are doing in their classes and even host help sessions to make sure their students are learning what is needed. The sports culture at BU is also something that lifted my expectations. If hockey is your thing there are plenty of opportunities to see the Terriers compete against other schools in the Boston area in the Bean Pot Tournament as well as regular on-season competition. The other sports receive a great amount of support as well. Overall, however, BU is a place where I have been able to be myself and have not been afraid to be me, which is something I have not been able to say for quite some time. The people at Boston University are genuinely inclusive even if you do not belong to the same 'crowd' as those around you.

Bianca
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University has provided me with incredible opportunities and I have gained a lot from my experiences on campus and in ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University has provided me with incredible opportunities and I have gained a lot from my experiences on campus and in surrounding areas. There can be difficulty establishing a sense of community because the school is so big, but there are hundreds of clubs and extracurricular opportunities for students to get involved.

Christine
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is a large academic institution offering an array of undergraduate and graduate programs. Despite ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is a large academic institution offering an array of undergraduate and graduate programs. Despite having more than 30,000 students, the school still manages to deliver individualized support to those who are interested in receiving more personalized educational resources. Professors are well receptive to students needs and are generally eager to help them succeed. However, because there are 30,000 students, opportunities and support are not handed out to those who do not seek them. In the long run, this will help students learn to become more proactive as they begin to look for employment opportunities, but it can make the transition to college more difficult for those who are used to receiving constant unsolicited guidance. The biggest drawbacks of Boston University are the cost of tuition and the rampant grade deflation. While I believe that BU provided me with an excellent academic foundation, I do not believe that the quality of education is unparalleled by more affordable college options. Furthermore, it is continuously ranked as one of the worst grade deflation offenders, and that was evident in almost every course I took. It is incredibly difficult to receive A’s because they are handed out in limited amounts regardless of overall performance. Given that the cost of college is an incredibly important factor for many students, and that a high undergraduate GPA is essential for graduate school admissions, I have decided to give BU 3.5 stars.

Natalia
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Boston University is a well-rounded institution that holds high academic standards and thousands of extra-curricular activiti...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is a well-rounded institution that holds high academic standards and thousands of extra-curricular activities. The university has supporting teachers and faculty members that encourage students to excel and participate as an advocate of social movement in the city. Boston University grants students millions of opportunities that will make the student prepared for the future.

Emily
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is commensurate with the cost. While the Metropolitan facilites and academic advising are lacking there are plenty...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is commensurate with the cost. While the Metropolitan facilites and academic advising are lacking there are plenty of open office hours from professors that help make up for these areas. I feel all the courses I am interested in are available at night and many online helping with schedules for full time students.

Katherine
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University's academics are challenging. The class sizes are large but the professors are available and there are lots ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University's academics are challenging. The class sizes are large but the professors are available and there are lots of resources available. There are a wide variety of on campus housing options and dining options, all of which are good. There isn't much of a sports culture or greek culture on campus but that is made up for by all that the city of Boston has to offer.

Gabriella
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it! Definitely academically rigorous, but I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Extremely welcoming environment right ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it! Definitely academically rigorous, but I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Extremely welcoming environment right in the heart of Boston. Plenty of opportunities to take on what ever career path you want. Never a dull moment at BU, and you have the opportunity to do as little or as much as you'd like!

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  • Enrollment
  • 17,944
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $50,240
  • Acceptance rate
  • 29%

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