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BU is an excellent education but highly overpriced.Political Science
BU is an excellent education but highly overpriced. The administration treats students like a cross between a social security number and an ATM card. The campus could be in much better shape, particularly the dorms and the College of Arts and Sciences.

The student body is very stratified with the student union feeling like the Balkans at times. The athletes, Asians, and euro-trash all keep to themselves and every group seems to have a dorm of their own e.g. Philosophy House, Spanish House, etc. Moreover, there is very little school spirit and the social scene is pretty bleak without being 21 or having a fake I.D.

The faculty for the most part is very good. The only down side is that many of the required courses are taught by teachers assistants who have a very poor command of English. These teachers assitans are difficult if not impossible to understand what they are saying. This becomes comical when these courses also have many English as a second language students. Also, Boston is a wonderful place to be for college.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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If your parents make over $300k a year,Quite BrightEconomics
If your parents make over $300k a year, you are a minority in the big picture of America or your daddy own a factory over in China, then THIS PLACE IS FOR YOU. If you do not fall into any of these catagories, go somewhere else - maybe BC will take you. This place sucks, it has an ivy league price with a community college feel. Don't waste the best 4 years of your life.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2005
Surrounding City: A, Collaboration/Competitive: D+
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Excellent insitution with some really bad management issues.AverageGeography and Geosciences
Excellent insitution with some really bad management issues. The amount of money that an individual pays to attend here is comparible to that of a person attending Tech in Cambridge, but you get a lesser education. Bear in mind that it is a strictly research driven school so sometimes profs are too busy for themselves, let alone you the student. But the students make the school and the students here are awesome and my department tends to shield me from the shit that flies around here at times. So all in all, I think I can live with my decision.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2006
Surrounding City: A+, University Resource Use/ spending: D+
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