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BU is the last place to go ifSuper BrilliantBiology
BU is the last place to go if you want school spirit or greenery on campus. Campus is chaotic and badly planned. I liked my professors though, and they're really helpful if you show an interest. There are some very intelligent people, especially in higher level classes. Large part of the student body just wants to have fun, and are at BU just for the city. People are friendly, but the bureaucracy is terrible. I'm transferring to Rice University, and the only part of BU that I'd miss would be the friends I made. Another thing: BU's aid policies aren't as great as they make them out to be. The process of allotting scholarships is almost arbitrary. I had a 1460 out of 1600 on my SAT 1, top 10% in high school, etc etc...didn't get a penny from BU. I did get into Rice with nearly a full tuition schol as a transfer. Also, if you don't get aid when entering, BU policy is not to give scholarships to continuing students. Be aware of these things before enrolling. Overall, you need to TRY hard to not be counted as a number. All in all, I don't think it was worth it. Too expensive too.
1st Year Male -- Class 2009
Surrounding City: A, Individual Value: D
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Be ready for COLDQuite BrightPolitical Science
Be ready for COLD weather, so much that you get to be on a first name basis with the delivery people from the DOZENS of restaurants that deliver to on campus housing.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2009
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: B
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You definitely have to be in love withBrightCommunications
You definitely have to be in love with city life and be completely okay with NO CAMPUS. Walking a mile to class is the norm. The main difference for an outgoing, friendly person like me is not having that big group of friends like I left at home. This school is so big that it's extremely easy to get lost in the crowd. Don't get me wrong, this is an awesome school; I love it most of the time, but be 100% sure this is what you want.
1st Year Female -- Class 2008
Education Quality: A+, Campus Aesthetics: D-
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