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Boston University is preoccupied in running the universityQuite BrightOther
Boston University is preoccupied in running the university as a business, and clearly is failing. Grade deflation prevents students from transferring out. CAS traps students in with no direction and complete disregard of their ambitions.That being said I recently transferred to SHA, the Hospitality school at BU. Around 100 students graduate every year from this school. Staff at SHA is extremely friendly, unlike any CAS. I feel that I go to a completely different university now and appreciate it.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2012
Friendliness: A, Individual Value: F
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I went into BU with a lot ofBrightCommunications
I went into BU with a lot of very high expectations. I was so excited to live the typical "college" lifestyle-- go to parties, make tons of friends, and become really interested in my subject area. I was very disappointed. If you don't make friends the first few weeks of school, you're completely out of luck. If you're a guy, you most likely won't have many friends unless you pledge. For the price of this school, it is 100% not worth it. There is literally no campus-- the buildings and dorms are in a straight line up and down Comm Ave. The professors are sub-par for what they're getting paid, and grade deflation, especially in pre-med, is ridiculous. I remember reading reviews on here when I was choosing schools and being pretty blind to any bad reviews. I really regret that now, and if I had the choice, disregarding the few great friends I've made, I would have picked a school that was smaller and much less money/gave me financial aid (I am paying full tuition at BU).
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Surrounding City: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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I was a freshmen in BU and IQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
I was a freshmen in BU and I transferred out to California in Sophomore year. If you have an education in BU, go to SMG or Com.

PROS
Quality of Professors in SMG is top-notch:

My associate professor was a billionaire who had tremendous industry knowledge. He was also very accessible in class.

SMG's uniquely designed curriculum:

Projects require strong emphasis in teamwork and utilization of all disciplines (OM, marketing, finance).

Atmosphere:
Boston is essentially the education hub in the US, with the best universities (Harvard, MIT, Tufts, BC) pioneering the best education in the world. Proximity to these universities facilitate BU. & the atmosphere for studying + the city itself is awesome.

CONS
1.Grade Deflation
2.BU treats you like a number, not a student
3.CAS (where students have to take some of the econ and writing classes) is AWFUL. It is like a high school building that offers no specialty whatsoever to the 70 majors that it offers.

4.RESOURCES are abosultely lacking. Mugar Library (the main library) closes at around 9pm, the only computer lab behind Warren closes early, and the study areas in dorms are essentially filled with people who talks like Alexandra Wall_ce. I WANTED TO STUDY BUT I JUST COULD NOT!

5.Administration: absolutely awful
6.SCHOOL SPIRIT: almost 0. My friends take absolutely NO pride in attending BU. The only "pride" we have is our hockey team.

7. Alumni network is limited
8. Students here started a rivalry with Boston College (really?) and actually think they are better than BC.. (REALLY!??!). BC>BU... simple.

9. Some professors in CAS can't speak english, yes.
10.Housing was pretty awful...
11.CGS (College of General Studies) is the worst part about BU. It is essentially a community college for unintelligent students with a lil money in their pocket to attend. I can guarantee you BU can improve its ranking from 56 to 50 if that piece of sht is gone.12. EXPENSIVE school fee but students dont know where it is spent. E.G. 20 million wasted on a contract for a president who did not work a single day for BU.

1st Year Male -- Class 2012
Friendliness: A-, University Resource Use/ spending: D-
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