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I really don't have all that much badQuite BrightOther
I really don't have all that much bad to say about BU. I'm a freshman, and besides just not fitting that 'BU' vibe, I don't have many complaints. Boston is COLD and the bus they use is as terrible and unreliable as the public transport. Some teachers are very helpful and caring but others are just so absorbed with themselves and their own accomplishments that they don't care for students. This semester, I had some teachers that took way more time than required to help kids, and then I had some teachers who were there for a paycheck, and when I asked for help I got a "I don't have time to help" response. The BU crowd comes mostly from private schools--as do many who go to top universities--but BU really favors the rich kid. Well, no, BU doesn't favor them, but the kids here are either really hard working poor/middle class kids who want an education or rich kids running around with daddy's money who only came to party. There are a TON of international students, but there's also a huge rape culture here. There is a ton of grade deflation with many professors who don't curve grades/classes. On the positive side, the FOOD is amazing and the guys and girls are really attractive--however, most of them know they are good looking. The Deans are all nice but I don't really see them much and the health services is GREAT. Fin aide is very stingy though; BU doesn't give much money.
1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Campus Maintenance: A+, Individual Value: D
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I absolutely love BU! My time here hasAveragePublic Health
I absolutely love BU! My time here has been nothing but enjoyable and worthwhile. It is an incredibly diverse place to be and I have met the most amazing people not just across the country, but from around the world. I have had great professors who really care about their students and success. Though BU is a big school, you can make it feel really small if you get involved.

Boston is a beautiful and historical city with so much to do. The nightlife is 21+ friendly only and the T (train) shuts down early, which is unfortunate, but next year the T will run until 3am on the weekends so there's a plus. If you want to party, go to Allston or make friends with upperclassman that live in apartments. Going out will get expensive, however, so beware.

Every college at BU offers something unique, and with 250+ majors, you can study nearly anything. Also SMG is ranked 10th in the nation for business schools. Also, I personally am not in CGS, but I have a few friends that are, and they love the program. So take negativity with a grain of salt (that goes for all the other negative comments on here). If you come to BU undecided, you will end up finding your passion. And BU may be tough academically (grade deflation) but FYI, employers know how hard BU is (#1 hardest grading school in the COUNTRY), so don't feel like the world is ending if a grade isn't what you'd like it to be!If you love the city, want to become independent, want diversity, a huge student body and campus, and a degree that will be worth major $$$ in the future, BU just might be for you. If you don't want to work hard and establish yourself, then maybe look elsewhere. Make the most out of your education and the resources at your fingertips! You MUST have an open mind if you go to BU, and if you do, you won't regret it!

1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Surrounding City: A, Individual Value: C+
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If you want to attend BU for theAverageComputer Science
If you want to attend BU for the sake of having a fancy degree and wasting money, then I am confident you would have no second thought of coming here. If you actually want an education and to go through a period of personal growth(as typical colleges offer) please please please do not come here. I knew before coming here that BU would not provide me a typical college experience, but I did not brace myself for an education quality that is poorer than that of my mediocre public high school's. This is only my first semester here and I already feel like I have digressed academically. Classes deflate grades and it is not because the classes are rigorous. In fact, they're a joke, and this is evident in the low grades students receive because they are not taught the material. BU is purely corporate and will suck you dry from charging you to participate in community service to parent's weekend events. But if you choose to work out in the nice gym every day and become unproductive like the majority of students at this school feel free.
1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Surrounding City: A, Useful Schoolwork: D+
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