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The Political Science Department is awful.Quite BrightPolitical Science
The Political Science Department is awful. The majority of the classes listed are never actually offered. This is extremely frustrating especially when you are trying to obtain a concentration in a certain field. Classes were rarely stimulating largely stemming from the professors' lack of interest in teaching. I had a small handful of really great TA's who essentially taught everything you needed to know in discussion sections. The department graduation was embarrassingly impersonal and anticlimactic. The speeches sounded recycled and the professors acted as if they knew none of the students. Rather than saying some profound closing statement, the lead professor simply mentioned that "refreshments are in the back" and then proceeded to walk off the stage. Everyone was very confused.

If you want a real education at this institution, go into SMG or into the pre-med track. The religion department is AMAZING. Lots of quality professors who actually care. In general, most of the graduate programs are quality as well. But as a whole, I would not recommend going to BU at all - especially as an undergraduate. The school has no real identity or pride that students can revolve around. It consequently creates an all-versus-all atmosphere which can be quite scary as a freshman. And, speaking frankly as a california kid, east coast people are generally unfriendly and mean.

4th Year Male -- Class 2007
Surrounding City: A, Individual Value: F
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This place is awful.Not so brightPolitical Science
This place is awful. Grade deflation is rampant, you never know what to expect from various classes. The atmosphere can get very depressing, especially in the winter. After this year I am transferring but a year later than I would have preferred. Grade deflation prevented me from leaving sooner.
1st Year Male -- Class 2009
Surrounding City: B+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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DON"T GO TO BU! They sucker you in,Quite BrightPolitical Science
DON"T GO TO BU! They sucker you in, say it's a great school so you'll think it's special that they chose you and you must be smart, you're not- don't believe the hype. The most miserable 3 years of my life were spent there, and nearly all of my good friends have transferred the hell out and are now truly happy. They don't have to put up with stuck-up bitches with their gucci bags and stillettos, the absence of any males, and the fact that there are no baseball or football teams- this is America!!! If you're Eurotrash, you might just love it. There is no campus, no real Greek scene, just classes, which are only part of the total college experience. Go somehwere where you can enjoy yourself- savour your youth! They want your money and the best years of your life. Don't let them.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2004
Surrounding City: A+, Individual Value: F
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