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The bottom line with BU is the cost.Quite BrightCommunications
The bottom line with BU is the cost. If you don't get financial aid and have to put yourself through school fully/partially, do not come here. For Over $50K a year, you get very little. Housing is a hassle, gen-eds are tedious, and it's kind of a rat race. I'm extremely passionate about communications and with a concentration in public relations, I'm really excited to graduate and start my career. But, for the cost, BU is not worth it. I've have a few great professors, but most are either indifferent, average, uninterested or completely self obsessed. Also, if you're looking for a typical college experience, you won't get it here. Unless you decide to do greek life or know someone, you won't be going to big parties and if you do you have to pay to get in. The off-campus scene is much more fun but you don't really have access to it until you're a sophomore or junior, or know upperclassmen. There are lots of rich prissy bitches who drive their Audis to SMG but there are also people who are on full scholastic rides and are down to earth. Honestly, it all depends on what you're looking for in the "college experience", and the type of people you meet. Disregarding the amazing friends I've met, I most definitely would have gone to a school with more liberal financial aid or a state school. You're paying for connections. Also, Boston is beat for night life unless you're 21. All in all, you're paying for connections and the name, not the education or experience.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2014
Useful Schoolwork: A, Individual Value: D
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I graduated in May with a double concentrationQuite BrightFinance
I graduated in May with a double concentration in finance and marketing. Coming from a top tier high school with good grades, Boston University was originally my "safety," yet I look back with pride and satisfaction on what I got out of it! I have no major complaints about the School of Management - the curriculum is challenging, students are bright, and even the building is the nice. The curriculum is very team-oriented - it truly transformed me into a better team member. However, I can't speak for the other majors or schools at BU. I've had some really good (anthropology & psychology) and really bad classes (philosophy 101) in the School of Arts.

Advice: If you DON'T like to work with people, the School of Management is not for you.

4th Year Female -- Class 2011
Individual Value: A+, Scholastic Success: B
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BU is a great school if your goingQuite BrightBiology
BU is a great school if your going to come here learn a few things graduate and move straight onto your career. If you have any plans of going to graduate school, however, this is not the place for you. I know it seems like the students here tend to bitch and moan a lot, but GRADE DEFLATION is real. My best friend had a 91 average in an astronomy class and her teacher told her that would translate to a C+ on her transcript. I went with her to her advisors office and his solution was to "drop the class". The administration doesn't give a damn about its students. Another one of my friends was told "if you don't like it, transfer", and I personally have had problems with housing, advising, and financial aid on numerous occasions. The institution only cares about money and nothing else. Honestly, coming to this school was the worst decision of my life. I love the friends I have made here and the social life is amazing but if presented with a choice now... I would have rather gone to community college.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2013
Campus Aesthetics: B+, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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