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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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I wouldn't go to BU again if IBrightArt & Design Department
I wouldn't go to BU again if I could do it over. I have several reasons:

1. BU is really expensive! If you cannot get a good scholarship package or if you aren't rich don't go here.

2. Most of the people here are girls! I know that this reason may seem very superficial, but I need some balance in my classes. I might as well be going to an all girls school. Bu has a ratio of 30 girls :70 guys!

3. BU isn't really located in Boston. As far as I am concerned, it's in Brookline. Unless you are a theatre or medical major expect to rarely go into the city.

4. BU doesn't have the Design classes that will prepare me for a career in design. Their classes are limited more to fine arts like sculpture, painting, and drawing. They do have a graphic design major but; they require sculpture, painting, and drawing classes as prerequisites before you even begin the major course work.

Even though BU is one of the largest colleges in the nation, it feels limiting to me. Limiting in the kinds of people I can meet, the classes I can take, and the experiences that I have.

A lot of people will tell you that college is what you make of it. BU might still be the college for you, just make sure they have the program that you want, and the classes that you are interested in taking. Also make sure you can afford it.

1st Year Female -- Class 2010
Innovation: B, Social Life: D
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For transfers, they want a good GPA andSuper BrilliantPolitical Science
For transfers, they want a good GPA and a good essay. Do something interesting. They must have shallow empty lives to put up with reading college essays in the first place. And everyone who writes an essay is a fucking saint with weeks of community service, a positive disposition, and a sunny outlook on life. I would get bored reading one of those... nevermind thousands.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2008
Surrounding City: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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