Boston, MA
Boston University


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Recent Reviews

AJ
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A great university. Professors are very knowledgeable and always available. Friendly environment. The housing facilities well...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

A great university. Professors are very knowledgeable and always available. Friendly environment. The housing facilities well taken cared. The food is diverse and great. Many opportunities work study and research available. Many extracurricular activities available.

Marissa
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Boston University is a diverse school with endless opportunities. No matter what type of learner you are or what type of extr...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is a diverse school with endless opportunities. No matter what type of learner you are or what type of extracurriculars you are interested in, Boston University has a wide range of choices of where students can study, what classes students can take, and what activities students decide to involve themselves in. The academics and extracurriculars are not the only diverse parts about Boston University; the students who attend the college come from a plethora of backgrounds. There is something about the school that makes people of all different origins come together in unity and work towards the common goal of success. The drive that is present within the students who attend Boston University provides motivation to put your best foot forwards everyday, and the studious work ethic of the students allows me to always keep my academics a priority. Boston University has great professors who are always available and who are truly willing to help their students succeed.

Madison
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Boston University is an extremely diverse environment surrounded by one of the best cities in the world. If going out is not ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is an extremely diverse environment surrounded by one of the best cities in the world. If going out is not your forte, there is always something to do in the city. BU also just insured everyone's financial aid this year, which really is a testament to how much they truly care about their students. Love the school.

Misty
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Boston University has some good features and some not-so-good features. Some of the good features include the feeling of comm...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University has some good features and some not-so-good features. Some of the good features include the feeling of community, the abundance of extracurriculars, the research opportunities, and the location. Though the school may seem large, it is easy for one to find his/her niche. The abundance of extracurriculars makes it easy for others to join a club or team they are interested in. The research opportunities offer a way for students to get involved in something that they find fascinating or to boost their resume. The location gives students access to wonderful opportunities that could be around them such as internships or volunteer experiences. However, there are not-so-good features as well. Some of these include the unreliable BU shuttle system, the lack of school spirit, and the amount of work. The BU shuttle system is not the best or the most reliable for transportation, and sometimes, it is easier to walk than to wait for it. The school’s lack of some football team or other outstanding athletics (besides hockey) contributes to a lack of school spirit with low student turnout for sports events. In addition, the academics are tough, leading to a large amount of work, especially for those in the STEM fields or in the honors college. Overall, I enjoy this school.

Frances
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Boston University is, overall, a great school. Most professors care about their student's education and are willing to work w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Boston University is, overall, a great school. Most professors care about their student's education and are willing to work with them to ensure that they achieve what they want to. There is no shortage of activities to take part in. There is everything from fraternities to club sports to board game club. The students themselves are a very accepting and active bunch. The food in not the best, but no where near the worse. It does, however, get tiresome quite quickly. As for living spaces, they are pretty comfortable. They are pretty much what you expect of a college dorm.

Elena
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I have really enjoyed studying here, even though it has only been a semester. The deciding factor, for me, was the fact that ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have really enjoyed studying here, even though it has only been a semester. The deciding factor, for me, was the fact that I am still able to pursue a degree in Japanese and linguistics, all while studying music in a very conservatory-like environment. On top of all that, the city is right on our doorsteps, creating an amazing, invigorating environment in which to learn.

Nicole
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The overall atmosphere of Boston University is, in my opinion, unlike any other university experience. While there is someth...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The overall atmosphere of Boston University is, in my opinion, unlike any other university experience. While there is something to be said for the apparent grade deflation, the people and faculty here are all extremely engaging. Everyone is passionate and motivated about something. The city, too, is inspiring within itself. There is nothing like living and taking classes in the literal middle of a hub of diversity such as Boston.

Vanessa
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I believe Boston University is a great university to obtain a liberal arts education while focusing on your intended major. A...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe Boston University is a great university to obtain a liberal arts education while focusing on your intended major. Academically, professors push you to obtain the grades you want and therefore the knowledge they want to instill in you. The university is committed to creating professionals for the future, and not to mention, the great location the school is in. The city serves as the backdrop of your studies, creating new experiences to discover.

Senila
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Love BU. I would not have picked another school. There are some bad professors but everyone is willing to help here, so every...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Love BU. I would not have picked another school. There are some bad professors but everyone is willing to help here, so everyone gets through the bad professors together. There are so many job and internship opportunities. I don't live on campus but the campus food is okay, not amazing. But there are so many places around campus to eat. Amazing location

Clayton
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If you aren't living in the wealthiest zip in your area, if you're not easily fed and entertained, and if you're even slightl...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you aren't living in the wealthiest zip in your area, if you're not easily fed and entertained, and if you're even slightly apathetic toward our current abusive social media addiction, then this is not the school for you. Alternatively, if you like creative problem solving and thought provoking challenges, if you like meaningful and productive conversations, and if you believe college to be the place you find true love, lasting friendships, and business partners amongst you... THIS IS NOT the college for you. Most students wake up with just enough time to complain about their morning class, sit through it with computers opened to facebook or twitter, only to blankly stare when asked to respond in class, or (worst) partake in the absurdly mediocre team building exercises, before they march back home. The only change up in schedule from the average student routinely sitting in the dorms waiting for something new to be posted, is thursday or friday night when people are told they "ought to go out tonight" just to find a packed T's pub, or Landsdowne full of boring, easily entertained students (I'll refrain from the other word I was thinking...). BU is a business that efficiently solves any issue brought to the attention of faculty, by giving into the whiner fully. This tactic is littered with hypocrisy, as you'll witness a student skipping the entire semester of course material, missing projects, hw and the final, and then still passing because of a rampant email chain between their professor and them. I've witnessed first hand a full fledged Xanax addict remain enrolled for three semesters without even meeting some of the professors (no joke), with just a correctly timed email (I've even helped him send the emails!). It's unfortunate because the school that claims to be built on "integrity" is holding their employees over boiling water rather than dealing with the pesky and often troubled, affluent students because, "boy oh boy does that tuition check look good!" It's too common, especially in the joke of a business school "Questrom" (renamed from school of management SMG thinking it would help the ratings..) to see the school's true intent outshine the needs of students or faculty raising legitimate issue. One such in particular, is how Questrom keeps spending money on (already existing!!) light fixtures, sound equipment, and room decor while still holding classes of 60 students in rooms with only 50 chairs. Avoiding the problem also avoids a solution. BU has been and will continue to be a poignant reminder that we are not the big businesses main concern. If you don't have the money, or the patience to test your own mental fortitude, you will find yourself in complete solitude... Honestly helped tremendously with my personal writing, so this isn't meant as an attack. Just more of a reality check for "normal" smart prospectives.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $50,240
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  • 29%

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