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Honestly, other than a great education (which isQuite Bright
Honestly, other than a great education (which is a big other than mind you) there isn't a lot to be proud of going here in my opinion. The campus is in the city, which is nice, but it can create isolation and if you live in east campus (luckily I didn't) you can basically be an introvert your freshman year depending on how naturally social you are. Theres plenty to do if you're either 21 or have a fake ID, otherwise unless you want to go to a crappy frat party there isn't much. Boston as a city is sick, the grades are deflated, there isn't a great amount of clubs and activities, the dorms and classrooms aren't bad but they're not state of the art either by any stretch outside of Questrom.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2018
Surrounding City: A+, Individual Value: F
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BU is a rich kid school, which helpedPolitical Science
BU is a rich kid school, which helped expand my horizons as I came from a working class family. BU will not help prepare you for a job and career, you will have to o that on your own. Go to BC instead. I'm sorry to say that and BU was a fun ride but in this era you need to be very careful and unless you have connections, money, etc BU will not prepare you and $200K+ can be better spent.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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There are 16,000 undergraduates at BU.Not so brightPublic Health
There are 16,000 undergraduates at BU. People are going to come to BU and realize that it was not the right choice. The ones that are not happy with their experience are more inclined to go vent on college review websites. Some of what is being written on this site about BU are true. BU is greedy? Tuition keeps going up year after year. No school spirit? Attendance to D1 games (except hockey) can be virtually non-existent. People here are stuck-up? Yes, with a school of 16,000...let me emphasize this again, 16,000...undergraduates, some WILL be snooty. Going into my junior year and having experienced it all at this school, here's the honest truth about BU: You are being prepared for the real world. I can't even list all of the opportunities that BU provides students because there are so many. Career development, undergraduate research, heck, BU have its own massive study abroad and internship program in twenty different countries. What BU is doing is providing the tools to advance your career and unfortunately there are people that never bother taking advantage of them. I keep emphasizing 16,000 because reviews on this site claim all the students are stuck-up and not friendly, which is absolutely not true because such a large student population brings so much diversity. For every person here that is arrogant, there are a dozen more that are kind, open-minded, and well-rounded. There are so many students and so many opportunities at BU and in Boston. If you don't want to be prepared for the real world and would rather live in some campus bubble cut off from reality, do not come here! With an acceptance rate of 32% that keeps dwindling year after year, there is a reason why so many want to come here: the city, the experience, and employers love BU grads.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A, Collaboration/Competitive: D+
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