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I graduated in May with a double concentrationQuite BrightFinance
I graduated in May with a double concentration in finance and marketing. Coming from a top tier high school with good grades, Boston University was originally my "safety," yet I look back with pride and satisfaction on what I got out of it! I have no major complaints about the School of Management - the curriculum is challenging, students are bright, and even the building is the nice. The curriculum is very team-oriented - it truly transformed me into a better team member. However, I can't speak for the other majors or schools at BU. I've had some really good (anthropology & psychology) and really bad classes (philosophy 101) in the School of Arts.

Advice: If you DON'T like to work with people, the School of Management is not for you.

4th Year Female -- Class 2011
Individual Value: A+, Scholastic Success: B
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BU is alright- I'm in Sargent and itQuite BrightPublic Health
BU is alright- I'm in Sargent and it is definitely harder than I thought it would be, and I am from on of the best high schools in my state. Its definitely different than most universities. They are strict on rules and that sucks. But I know that Sargent has a great reputation among employers. Almost everyone that I have talked to leaves BU with a job, and there are soo many chances to volunteer and get great experience that will look awesome for internship applications and job applications. I genuinely think that Sargent cares about its students, but I can't speak for all the schools. It seems like many of my friends get screwed by CAS. And grade deflation is definitely a problem. But I love BU, I met great people, have so many great memories, and tons of options in my education. Overall, if I had to choose again, I would choose BU.
1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Individual Value: C-
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BU provided me with a broad and mostlyBrightPublic Health
BU provided me with a broad and mostly meaningful liberal arts education. However, this came at much too high a price. I would have been just as well-educated at a state school. BU is great only because it is more diverse and wordly than state universities, and it has a decent international reputation. Still, I usually felt like just another number in a sea of over-competitive students. I also felt like most of my peers were focused only on grades and not on actual learning. Plus, because of the school's size, the grading system often rewards those who can "work" the system rather than those who give their all.
4th Year Female -- Class 2008
Faculty Accessibility: A, Individual Value: F
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