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BU is a really nice college, and itBrightUndecided
BU is a really nice college, and it has improved drastically starting this year (2008). the campus is gorgeous - comm ave is in perfect condition. the living situations are great - warren isnt exactly stellar, but it's very fun. the brownstones are unreal. the people here are nice. there is no stereotype here - there are so many people and so many colleges that you pretty much have someone of every background and type. but that's normal for an urban area, and it's a positive thing for most people. im a little biased because my roommate situation is great, ive made a lot of good friends. . . there is hope, and BU is a great school. Also if you have an irreplacable love for Boston like I do, and you're not exactly the Harvard or MIT type ... can't go wrong.
1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Scholastic Success: A+, Innovation: C+
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Boston University honestly gives every individual every oppoQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
Boston University honestly gives every individual every opportunity to succeed. I've just started SMG, and it is INTENSE. The workload is tremendous; the "team" focus places alot of pressure on one's ability to work with people. Im already spending 8 to 10 hours a week with my team and its only the third week of school. However, the experience is already showing its usefulness. For being what is normally perceived as a "fluffy" degree, SMG anything but that. Everything that ive done has had a purpose. The professors are a lot of fun and enertaining. Also I would recommend trying to get onto one of the specialty floors, especially the SMG floor. Im on it and I'm having an absolute blast.

To really sum things up:

Boston U is a place that gives you Every opportunity to excel both intellectually AND socially.
Its in a very unique area, right on Commonwealth actually in the city of Boston. The "T" runs right through BU, and makes travel very simple. Resources are everywhere.

I will say that BU is definitely a large institution; there is a sense that you are almost overlooked. If you're motivated and ambitious, BU is an excellent place to go to school. If you're more timid and shy, a smaller school might be a better fit. But overall, I am Extremely satisfied with my decision to come here.

Plus, BU is very expensive; almost everyone here is at least upper middle class. So if thats a problem, then I would possiby look else where. From what ive heard, alot of people have been shafted with financial aid. Personally, i was not. So basically if they want you here they'll give you the money for you to come. So if you're a prospective student, I would definitely give BU a look. SMG and COM specifically are quite good. Anyhow good luck.

1st Year Male -- Class 2010
Innovation: A+, Individual Value: B
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I am in engineering, I cannot speak forQuite BrightEngineering Department
I am in engineering, I cannot speak for the other colleges because engineering sort of isolates itself away from CAS or CGS or SMG, etc.

I am majoring in biomedical engineering. It is easily the most difficult major in the most difficult college at BU. (This website should really have an option for biomed btw) I get up at 8 am and do not come back until 8 or 9 pm. The I do homework or participate in clubs. 95% of my time is spent thinking about being an engineer and excelling in my classes. The people here are a bit arrogant, but generally friendly (I am from the midwest, so we are a bit warmer). The professors here are engaging. They try hard to get you to come to office hours and develop a deeper interest in the class. I have never had a professor not have time to discuss anything I want with me. For academics and my future plans, I visit two to three advisers, who always seem happy to see me and know my name and schedule. They give advice based on what would make me not only a good engineer, but happy.

Is BU ridiculously hard and puts too much on grade inflation? Yes. Have I cried and felt depressed because of homework and tests? Holy s**t, yes. However, it's satisfying to be here. I feel like I am gaining valuable information about how to conduct myself as an engineering. I am doing what I love.

Within one and a quarter of a year, I have learned three computer programming languages, learned how to operate multiple programs such as CAD, PSpice, and Solidworks, I am about to sequence DNA in a class lab, I am helping to build a drone, and I have built my own board for electronics I was inspired to create on my own. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: B-
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