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BU is a largeBusiness - Management and Administration
BU is a large school with every opportunity available. Its located in the center of boston so you always have something to do. With any large school its what you make of it. I had an excellent experience.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I think it's very important to do aBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
I think it's very important to do a lot of research before attending a school. When I got accepted into BU, I just accepted immediately bc #1, it sounded like the best school out of the colleges that accepted me and #2, I received a nice financial package. There are +'s and -'s to going to this school. First, most of the professors I've had (from CGS) are very good at what they do. They are nice and willing to spend one on one with students. I've had enlightening discussions with my professors and have learned soo much from them. Second is the social aspect. I personally was surprised at how many people change after being at BU for sometime. It's just the way our campus is. People just seem to be snottish and cliquey. If you have a good head on your shoulder, you'll be fine. But don't be surprised when you see a lot of people flaunting their money by what they wear or just simply, how they act. Most importantly, you learn so much about yourself and the values that are important to you.
1st Year Female -- Class 2010
Faculty Accessibility: A, Social Life: F
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BU is a great school if your goingQuite BrightBiology
BU is a great school if your going to come here learn a few things graduate and move straight onto your career. If you have any plans of going to graduate school, however, this is not the place for you. I know it seems like the students here tend to bitch and moan a lot, but GRADE DEFLATION is real. My best friend had a 91 average in an astronomy class and her teacher told her that would translate to a C+ on her transcript. I went with her to her advisors office and his solution was to "drop the class". The administration doesn't give a damn about its students. Another one of my friends was told "if you don't like it, transfer", and I personally have had problems with housing, advising, and financial aid on numerous occasions. The institution only cares about money and nothing else. Honestly, coming to this school was the worst decision of my life. I love the friends I have made here and the social life is amazing but if presented with a choice now... I would have rather gone to community college.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2013
Campus Aesthetics: B+, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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