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The Boston University Engineering Department is a completeQuite BrightEngineering Department
The Boston University Engineering Department is a complete joke. Professors here are downright awful. Labs are a shit show with TAs that will provide you with no help. It seems as if the department is an old boys club filled with incompetent professors who have no idea how to educate. Grading is done mostly by undergraduates and mistakes happen all. the. time. Professors here are way behind the times and do not use technology in the classroom and have no idea how to use blackboard. Tests and assignments are not overly difficult, but the general terribleness of the engineering dept is enough to make you want to jump out a window. Overall:

1. Engineering professors at BU give the worst imaginable lectures. There really is no point in attending lectures.

2. Engineering labs are a shit show with zero preparation and zero organization on the part of professors/TAs (making labs the most frustrating things on earth)

3. Professors have no idea how to efficiently use blackboard or other educational technology (something most schools have successfully been using for over 10 years)DO NOT STUDY ENGINEERING AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY. Don't throw $45,000/year down the drain for a terrible quality of education.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2015
Surrounding City: A, Campus Aesthetics: F
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Worst decision of my life was coming to this college. Run away while you can.
1st Year Male -- Class 2017
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DO NOT COME HERE.Quite BrightEconomics
DO NOT COME HERE. Coming to this university was the absolute worst decision of my life. First of all, you are a NUMBER here. You are going into the hole financially to obtain a state school quality education (and a mediocre one at that). Professors are too wrapped up in their own research to bother helping you, because BU looks for the best researchers to hire instead of the best professors for their students. Not only that but half of my classes have been taught by STUDENTS! I am paying 60,000 a year for someone a few years older to teach me.. hence I end up teaching myself from my textbook. Their "student resources" are a joke. There is no help in getting an internship and for resume reviews they have fellow students showing you a bunch of sample resumes and telling you to copy them. I tried going to free tutoring on campus and it ended up being a student who didn't teach, and who wouldn't let me leave when I found him unhelpful because he wanted to be paid for a full hour. Other times my tutor just would not show up. And sure, it seems that they have plenty of activities to get involved in, but most of their clubs are inactive or no longer exist. Others are too large for anyone to truly become involved except for the few leaders and their friends. My peers consist of antisocial bigots who make their grades their lives.Others I have met in other schools are spending their school years partying nonstop because daddy is going to hand them a job. There are VERY few normal students here who are somewhere in between these two stereotypes. And on a final note, GRADE DEFLATION IS REAL AND UNETHICAL. Teachers either curve down to meet the B- average requirement, or make the tests so difficult that the average is average a 40/50 and they curve up to a B-. How is this learning? I can tell you I honestly feel like I learned jack from this university, and they have no resources to allow me to have actual experiences with my major beyond textbooks. Coming here was the biggest regret of my life and I cannot wait to leave.
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Social Life: A, Individual Value: F
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