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As a biomedical engineer at Boston University IQuite BrightEngineering Department
As a biomedical engineer at Boston University I have to say the program is exceptional, the classes are challenging, the labs are up to date, and the professors are great. They do throw you right into engineering so you really get to know what you'll be doing eventually (which is also a good thing to prevent people from getting all the way to Junior year and realizing engineering isn't for them).

It's in Boston, so of course location is a plus. Be warned that the campus is not enclosed and doesn't have the typical quad and greenery like other campus' nearby, but it definitely still has its own appeal.

The people are friendly and you can always chat up a random person. The dorms vary significantly in type and style so you have many options. There's Warren Towers which is a freshman starting point, there's the brownstones which are mostly upperclassman, there's Student Village (or Stuvi) which is apartment style housing and plenty more.The food on campus can get dull after a while but in no means does it not taste good. There's special nights and unlike most colleges, the food here is completely edible and yes, yummy.

1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, Individual Value: B-
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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+
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Generally speaking getting a Comp.Computer Science
Generally speaking getting a Comp. Sci. degree from B.U. was a good move. I've been gainfully employed, and in demand. Only issue with a Comp. Sci. degree is that it can be too theoretical compared to the actual projects you are likely to work on for a software company. I highly recommend getting internships, working an open source project, or otherwise getting practical experience prior to graduation. Also, taking some business courses would be a good move. Most decisions about the software you will be writing are driven by business needs and not technical reasoning. The more you understand why some decisions are made, the less frustrated you will feel when your elegant piece of code gets dumped (it will happen).
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