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The bottom line with BU is the cost.Quite BrightCommunications
The bottom line with BU is the cost. If you don't get financial aid and have to put yourself through school fully/partially, do not come here. For Over $50K a year, you get very little. Housing is a hassle, gen-eds are tedious, and it's kind of a rat race. I'm extremely passionate about communications and with a concentration in public relations, I'm really excited to graduate and start my career. But, for the cost, BU is not worth it. I've have a few great professors, but most are either indifferent, average, uninterested or completely self obsessed. Also, if you're looking for a typical college experience, you won't get it here. Unless you decide to do greek life or know someone, you won't be going to big parties and if you do you have to pay to get in. The off-campus scene is much more fun but you don't really have access to it until you're a sophomore or junior, or know upperclassmen. There are lots of rich prissy bitches who drive their Audis to SMG but there are also people who are on full scholastic rides and are down to earth. Honestly, it all depends on what you're looking for in the "college experience", and the type of people you meet. Disregarding the amazing friends I've met, I most definitely would have gone to a school with more liberal financial aid or a state school. You're paying for connections. Also, Boston is beat for night life unless you're 21. All in all, you're paying for connections and the name, not the education or experience.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2014
Useful Schoolwork: A, Individual Value: D
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I went into BU with a lot ofBrightCommunications
I went into BU with a lot of very high expectations. I was so excited to live the typical "college" lifestyle-- go to parties, make tons of friends, and become really interested in my subject area. I was very disappointed. If you don't make friends the first few weeks of school, you're completely out of luck. If you're a guy, you most likely won't have many friends unless you pledge. For the price of this school, it is 100% not worth it. There is literally no campus-- the buildings and dorms are in a straight line up and down Comm Ave. The professors are sub-par for what they're getting paid, and grade deflation, especially in pre-med, is ridiculous. I remember reading reviews on here when I was choosing schools and being pretty blind to any bad reviews. I really regret that now, and if I had the choice, disregarding the few great friends I've made, I would have picked a school that was smaller and much less money/gave me financial aid (I am paying full tuition at BU).
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Surrounding City: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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Overall I like BU.BrightCommunications
Overall I like BU. I just finished my Freshman year and I've found the majority of the people I've encountered in the faculty very helpful and at least informative, however I have had my share of less than wonderful professors. But everyone has, no matter where they go to school. Do not come to BU if you are looking for a campus. Seriously. If you want to be in the city, this is the place. I love the way Bu is laid out because you feel like you're living in the city as opposed to being fenced in from it. Classes are going to be more difficult than expected.ALWAYS. But sometimes this is just because it is hard to figure out how professors want things done. Some professors and many TAs don't speak a lot of english and that really sucks but they are usually relatively helpful in class and in office hours granted that a lot of time hours will be during times you have class and that's often difficult to get around. BU has its good points and down points. I like it but its not for everyone.
1st Year Female -- Class 2008
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