Boston, MA

Boston University

251 Ratings

Becca's review of Boston University

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Describe the students at your school.

Very active and large Jewish population. Mostly white, Indian, or asian. BU very accepting of all religions and sexual orientations. I feel very out of place at BU (from a small town, nature-loving, middle-class). Everyone is very friendly, though. Most students are from NY, NJ, Mass, or CA. Lots of pre-med students. BU has a good seven year medical program. Lots of poli sci, IR majors. Frighteningly rich kids!

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Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Mostly yes.

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What are the academics like at your school?

Professors in small classes know your name. Best and most unique class is ASL (offered at night). Mostly lecture style classes (plus labs for sciences). Very strong physcis and earth sciences department. No architecture. I came in as a freshman and fufilled all basic requirements through AP test credits. Not many students enthusiastic about learning.

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What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Hockey is the only popular sport. Good theater, dance, music opportunities. Lots of organizations to choose from. Closest friends met in class and dorm. Most people party on weekends, mostly at MIT frats or BU dorms. BU Central puts on free events for weekend nights but not many students attend.

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What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Spoiled ditzy rich kids. Good academic reputation.

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What is your overall opinion of this school?

Excellent faculty. Boston is an incredible city for students. Dean Elmore is a great Dean of students, President Brown is a figure head (with a mansion). Lots of red tape, EVERYTHING costs money. BU is more concerned with money (and hockey) than students. Best housing is the brownstones (specialty residences or otherwise). Recent controversies include girls being assaulted at night and kids signing in people they didn't know into large residences resulting in assault.

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