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I wouldn't go to BU again if IBrightArt & Design Department
I wouldn't go to BU again if I could do it over. I have several reasons:

1. BU is really expensive! If you cannot get a good scholarship package or if you aren't rich don't go here.

2. Most of the people here are girls! I know that this reason may seem very superficial, but I need some balance in my classes. I might as well be going to an all girls school. Bu has a ratio of 30 girls :70 guys!

3. BU isn't really located in Boston. As far as I am concerned, it's in Brookline. Unless you are a theatre or medical major expect to rarely go into the city.

4. BU doesn't have the Design classes that will prepare me for a career in design. Their classes are limited more to fine arts like sculpture, painting, and drawing. They do have a graphic design major but; they require sculpture, painting, and drawing classes as prerequisites before you even begin the major course work.

Even though BU is one of the largest colleges in the nation, it feels limiting to me. Limiting in the kinds of people I can meet, the classes I can take, and the experiences that I have.

A lot of people will tell you that college is what you make of it. BU might still be the college for you, just make sure they have the program that you want, and the classes that you are interested in taking. Also make sure you can afford it.

1st Year Female -- Class 2010
Innovation: B, Social Life: D
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BU is huge, the classes are challenging, andBrightMath
BU is huge, the classes are challenging, and the people on your floor or in your first semester classes may or may not have similar interests as you. The best thing you can do is join a group on campus. That is where you will find your home away from home, and your leisure activities that will make college not just about maintaining that 3.5 GPA to make the Dean's List, but also about experiencing life on your own for the first time, growing as a person, and learning what your passions are.
1st Year Female -- Class 2009
Education Quality: A, Collaboration/Competitive: C+
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BU's a great school with a lot toQuite BrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
BU's a great school with a lot to offer, but there's a lot of little things that become very unerving. Most recently, it's the issue of grade deflation, which every professor seems to refuse to acknowledge. Second, while BU is very helpful at first, they're academic advising, at least in the history dept, is sub-par. I received almost no guidance from my advisor for both semesters, he seemed indifferent as to what classes I took. While a lot of students like BU, you can tell no one is completely satisfied; everyone has at least a few gripes. Academically, you'll find BU most likely not challenging enough, as most of the student body attend BU as a second-choice school. While it is a great school to start at, it might be better to work hard and then transfer to a higher-calibur institution.
1st Year Male -- Class 2009
Surrounding City: A+, Social Life: C+
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