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BU is a really big school, with verySuper BrilliantBusiness - Management and Administration
BU is a really big school, with very little "real" college campus. If that does not bother you, BU is a great place to spend four years. The first year is tough, and a lot of people may transfer out to state schools. But really, it weeds out the antisocial types. To succeed here you need to be somewhat outgoing, but once you put yourself out there it pays off. There are numerous clubs and activities around campus and Boston.

As a student in SMG (you'll learn to love acronyms, as every school goes by them), the school is super competitive. Some people will stab you in the back to get ahead, and some people will cheat to get good grades. That said, you pay the high tuition costs for the best networking. Most of your peers will be incredibly successful, and some will be running companies right after graduation. If you care about making money and you have a thick skin, BU is perfect for you. If you need lots of hand holding (ie professor face time) and want a serious party school, do not go to BU. Also, do not go to BU if money is a serious issue for you. Sad but true, a lot of the kids have more money than god, and this makes some feel uncomfortable. Upside, you will go to some of the hippest parties and clubs (buying a table is popular) if you take advantage of the oppurtunity. BU students are well prepared for careers and typically brilliant. Grat school, worth every penny if you embrace it.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2008
Surrounding City: A+, Campus Aesthetics: D
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Honestly, do not go to BU!!! It's soQuite BrightComputer Science
Honestly, do not go to BU!!! It's so hard to relate to the other people here, I've never met so many ignorant people all in one place!

Do not come here unless you can pay the full price of the school. Otherwise, you aren't rich enough. You won't be able to afford the clothes and style of BU which makes it really hard to make friends. Also, you won't have the rich person mentality, which makes it hard to relate to the other students. People here are very close-minded. They have no patience for individuality. Do not come here if you are: free thinking, individualistic, non-conforming, and/or independent.

Also, if you are a legitimately intelligent person, this school is not for you. It in no way helps you think or grow. This school is for people who have a super inflated opinion of themselves and think they're smart but are actually just try-hards (who aren't even able to put in decent work!!!!).

One of the positives BU offers is a good name. Employers, for whatever reason, seem to think BU is a good school. So,if all you are looking for is a brand name, then maybe BU is a good choice for you. However, if you want a quality education, DO NOT GO TO BU.

1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Education Quality: F
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There's a lot to like about BU.Quite BrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
There's a lot to like about BU. It's a good school with a pretty decent reputation. I don't think there's any employer out there who would scoff at a degree from BU. It's also in Boston, which is known as the hands-down best college town in the country.

However, there's a lot not to like about BU as well. The price of tuition + room and board is astronomical. A year at BU without financial aid is edging near $50,000. You could get the same education for half the price at hundreds of universities, anywhere in the country. BU also has a rather stale social vibe, too. There's no real campus area (the BU beach is a laughable excuse for one), and no real school spirit either. A lot of the dorms have an intensely, even aggressively, antisocial vibe to them. Many of the people in the Bay State brownstones do not talk to anyone else in the building. People in south campus and the Hyatt are virtually isolated from everyone else on the campus (more of a problem for first-year students than anyone else).

All in all, the main problems with BU are that it's too expensive, and there's no real sense of community. It's certainly not impossible to have a great time at BU, but it's very easy to become isolated and lonely, even if you make the effort to get out and meet people. More often than not, BU is socially unrewarding and financially devastating. I know people at BU who are legitimately happy there, and even they testified saying "I don't give a shit about BU. I won't ever be coming back here."I'd recommend looking elsewhere.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2010
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