StudentsReview :: Boston University - Comments and Student Experiences
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Boston College -- Chestnut Hill, MA
New York University -- New York, NY
George Washington University -- District of Columbia, DC

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

Boston University

There are 99 Comments


Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comments:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
BU was my absolute last choice, but IQuite BrightArt & Design Department
BU was my absolute last choice, but I ended up coming here because it was the most financially realistic option for my family. The art program is something of a gem here- faculty are incredible, the assignments meaningful and challenging.

The social life is definitely intimidating and hard to get immersed in right away....its a huge school, so finding perfect friends doesn't come right away. The nightlife is similar- getting into parties is a lot about building connections. But with a little time, you find the right people to hang with, and learn where to go. Its really an incredible place, i was one of those kids who was super involved in teams and clubs in high school, but i'm not even very "involved" here yet, and i'm having the time of my life!There's a lotttt of kids here, but if you feel like you can find your place, BU has an amazing amount to offer.

1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: B
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
There are 16,000 undergraduates at BU.Not so brightPublic Health
There are 16,000 undergraduates at BU. People are going to come to BU and realize that it was not the right choice. The ones that are not happy with their experience are more inclined to go vent on college review websites. Some of what is being written on this site about BU are true. BU is greedy? Tuition keeps going up year after year. No school spirit? Attendance to D1 games (except hockey) can be virtually non-existent. People here are stuck-up? Yes, with a school of 16,000...let me emphasize this again, 16,000...undergraduates, some WILL be snooty. Going into my junior year and having experienced it all at this school, here's the honest truth about BU: You are being prepared for the real world. I can't even list all of the opportunities that BU provides students because there are so many. Career development, undergraduate research, heck, BU have its own massive study abroad and internship program in twenty different countries. What BU is doing is providing the tools to advance your career and unfortunately there are people that never bother taking advantage of them. I keep emphasizing 16,000 because reviews on this site claim all the students are stuck-up and not friendly, which is absolutely not true because such a large student population brings so much diversity. For every person here that is arrogant, there are a dozen more that are kind, open-minded, and well-rounded. There are so many students and so many opportunities at BU and in Boston. If you don't want to be prepared for the real world and would rather live in some campus bubble cut off from reality, do not come here! With an acceptance rate of 32% that keeps dwindling year after year, there is a reason why so many want to come here: the city, the experience, and employers love BU grads.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A, Collaboration/Competitive: D+
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
There are so many pros/cons to BU, butBusiness - Management and Administration
There are so many pros/cons to BU, but i'll try to list a few. First of all, the "campus" is virtually non-existant both in terms of aesthetics and school spirit. However, if your an independent person who can seek out his own social life and appreciate a great city without getting depressed then go for it. If you are an introvert, nobody is going to hold your hand here and your not going to make any freinds. There is some greek life, but it mostly sucks. BU is definetly not a "party" school but there is always stuff to do on weekends, and there is something for everyone. If you are looking for the traditional greek life and football, tailgating etc etc, go to BC or a southern school. As far as the academics go, I have yet to have a bad professor but be warned many of the TA's speak horrible English. I hope this helps.
Male -- Class 2000
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Compare BUSave BU

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→

• What college is right for you?
When thinking about their choices for colleges, many students and pare... more→