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Come here if you want toSuper BrilliantMath
Come here if you want to be treated as a number. This school just wants you to come here, suck your money our, and show you a door to a low-salary job.

Want to come here for pre-med? Sucks to be you. GRADE deflation. I had a 2200 sat, 800, 800 subject tests and a 4.0 when I applied to BU. Now, my GPA is less than a 3.3 and I study my ass off-- trust me.

Only reason keeping me from transferring out is I qualify for financial aid but if they don't give me much next semester, I'm transferring out ASAP.TLDR: Don't come here unless BU is your best option.

1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Campus Maintenance: A-, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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Great school, but in the end all theyQuite BrightEngineering Department
Great school, but in the end all they want is money. They will spend hours hunting down and finding reasons to charge you extra money. Expect those "student fees" that aren't included in tuition to stack up. Remember, getting medical help on campus isn't free. Expect the expensive mandatory fees of "Damage and Cleanup" if you live in on-campus housing. Finally, expect them to spam your phone and email, as well as try to talk to you in person, to get you to donate, for the rest of your life.
4th Year Male -- Class 2012
University Resource Use/ spending: A+, Scholastic Success: C
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I am graduating from Boston University this springSuper BrilliantBiology
I am graduating from Boston University this spring with a biology degree. This school has been a horrendous disappointment. Some programs are good, in the smaller schools, but the College of Arts & Sciences is not just a joke, but also a bad one. No organization, the administration is outright evil. Very importantly, STUDENT HEALTH at BU is DANGEROUSLY INCOMPETENT, if you don't pay attention, they'll prescribe you something that makes you worse, or leak your confidential medical records (which are inaccurate since they can't even keep track of the services provided)they invade your privacy. The school uses its students as cash cows, very little academic fervor, it's just a way to get an extremely expensive piece of paper. The school does not stick to academic standards. About a third of the students are brilliant kids who were rejected from IV league schools for whatever reason, they are there to make BU look good. The bottom half of the school is composed of people who are dumb as rocks, but have lots of money. This brings down the student body, the inertia of the stupid people is impossible to overcome. ALSO, BU practices grade deflation, so don't expect a good GPA, and the distribution requirements are a pain.
4th Year Female -- Class 2010
Surrounding City: B+, Individual Value: F
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