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This is a pretty good back-up school for students lookinQuite BrightEngineering Department
This is a pretty good back-up school for students looking at top schools. You really cant undervalue the college experience in Boston. If you didnt get into an ivy-level undergrad program you can transfer to one from BU or go to any graduate program from here. If you have the desire BU can take you any where, you just need to do the work.

Its a good school, i turned down a half ride from NYU to go here and i dont regret it, but if i had been accepted by duke/uva (i was wait-listed) I would have gone.

Also, for you pre-med students, check out the Biomedical Engineering Program here, its tied with MIT. Very good to get into any med school. There is grade deflation here... half the class really does get a C+ or below, so you earn your grades. You must work hard, BU doesnt give out A, A-; you can mess around and still get B range, but thats not going to get you into good grad schools.

1st Year Male -- Class 2008
Social Life: A+, Individual Value: C+
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This school is more of a liberal artsQuite BrightEngineering Department
This school is more of a liberal arts school i feel. the engineering program is nothing to brag about, sure Biomed is strong here, but the rest of the programs feel uncared for.. the biomed eng. students have special classes, the rest don't. also BU places a strong emphasis on writing, their writing courses are probably the hardest in the country, and for engineers we are required to take writing up to wr150, so in average, eng. students are required to take a year of writing, not just normal writing, hardcore writing classes (that i dont think gives out As). I dont know why such high levels of writing would be required, especially for engineering.. so if u like writing but dont care ur grades for it(they hardly give out As, or at all), u'll like it here. For me(i hate writing), despite my As for my other subjects, my writing course dropped my contention from being a competitive transfer student.. so maybe i'll see u here...

oh yeah.. class averages are very high too, say 75%~85%... so yeah... the community college feel in a huge private college...dont get me wrong, its a fun school, social is great, u can get drunk everyday of the week, or even change girl everyday.. u can find a lot of different people here, rich, smart, good looking, poor, stupid, butt-ugly.. but if ur serious about engineering, give BU a skip..

1st Year Female -- Class 2008
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This school is all about money.Engineering Department
This school is all about money. The concern of the student's well-being has been put on hold for the pursuit of money, thoughtless spending and appeasing for more tuition money. I have suffered through a cold atmosphere of cookie cutter consumerism and racist attitudes for too long. I despise the way things are being funded. It's just a big mess. John Silber is a true American hero. Him as president, things would be a lot better. Or at least consistent. At least these past years , there'd been one instead of 4 presidents. The campus is cold and not diverse enough. Moraleis high in a "brain washed, kiss the white people's rear ends kind of way".
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