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Boston University

Breakdown of “Collaboration/Competitive” at BU

By Gender
By Major
Aerospace EngineeringC
Art & Design DepartmentB-
Business - Management and AdministrationB
Computer EngineeringB
Computer ScienceB-
Electrical EngineeringC+
Engineering DepartmentB-
Geography and GeosciencesB+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B+
Language - French/Spanish/etc.B+
Mechanical EngineeringB-
Music - PerformanceC+
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceC
Physical Therapy/Exercise ScienceB
Political ScienceB-
PreDent and DentistryA+
PreLaw and LegalA-
PreMed and MedicalC
Public HealthC-

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Collaboration/Competitive compared with similar schools in class.

Boston University
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Brown University


BU is an amazing place. A little pricy? definitely. But you'll meet a lot of different and really cool people. The academics, for the most part, a...Read full comment
Boston University is a good place to go because the surrounding city is great. The university itself is not that bad if you are in one of the smaller...Read full comment
BU seemed like the perfect fit for me. They offered me substantial scholarship/financial aid and work study. Coming from New York I was interested i...Read full comment
BU has so many problems on so many different levels that it makes our vast Gov'nt bureaucracy look efficient. The Administration is very cold and ...Read full comment
I was decently excited about BU and the idea of being in the beautiful city of Boston. There seemed to be a lot of opportunities at BU, and I figured ...Read full comment
I've learned a lot since I came to BU. My science classes always challenged me, my professors are always assessable (even if the classes are too big),...Read full comment
The university is run as a business; the students are merely a source of revenue. Students are treated by the administration like little children, wh...Read full comment
I love BU. Its a great place to learn and have fun and the city of Boston is a great college town. BU is a fan of grade deflation though, so you may t...Read full comment
I love BU! It has a great environment and competitive academics. The quality of academics is very high and I am constantly challenged, but my teacher...Read full comment
BU ROCKS! Period. ACADEMICS: Academically, I'm getting a great education. The School of Management is a really progressive business school. It teach...Read full comment
I spent the best four years of my life at Boston University. My family could not afford to pay for my college education, but BU gave me enough financi...Read full comment
Overall, the experience has been positive. You definitely get out of it what you put in. There is so much to do in the city, numerous extracurricular ...Read full comment
BU is your typical private, New England university. The students are generally very open-minded and liberal, but since it's a large university, even ...Read full comment
I'm glad I'm not the only person who was disillusioned by my college experience at BU. I felt cheated afterwards, with grades that I didn't feel refl...Read full comment
BU is an excellent school in that it not only focuses on students' academic well-being, but their personal well-being. The classes are rigorous, and t...Read full comment
These were the best four years of my life. FOr those of you who are talking trash -dont blame it on everyone else that it just didnt work out for you...Read full comment
I am a sophomore economics major. Ive had a great time at Boston University. I have a lot of friends that had gone to Harvard and Boston College a...Read full comment
A lot of people (as I have) get very turned off by the bureacracies and money-grubbing ness of B.U. But, we all have to realize that every esteemed i...Read full comment
I do not understand why I picked BU. I thought it would be better since it's in a city and I received a scholarship, but I am so disappointed. I sho...Read full comment
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 P...Read full comment
You can spell bullshit or bureaucracy without BU. It's amazing how hated this school is among the kids that go here. Who the fuck really cares about...Read full comment
Boston University is an incredible place. Academically, the quality of education I am receiving is extremely high. The School of Management is a highl...Read full comment
Let me start with a disclaimer. I'm from New York (Queens to be exact) and I've lived there all my life. And I'd like to say that no city in the world...Read full comment
Boston University honestly gives every individual every opportunity to succeed. I've just started SMG, and it is INTENSE. The workload is tremendous; ...Read full comment
BU is and always has been a "real world" place. The city provides for students' social and cultural needs. The university provides a top notch academi...Read full comment
Alright, as typical of a college review site, this place suffers from a massive amount of non-response bias. Yes BU has its share of problems, but no...Read full comment
Some people in the School of Management are arrogant, driven, and pretty much total assholes. However, most people at BU are friendly, nice, and down ...Read full comment
I came to BU thinking that I would be challenged much more here than at my state university, and I have been sadly disappointed. The weed-out classes...Read full comment
I came to Boston University from Northern California, one of the most liberal and open minded places in the country. Not only that, but I am only use ...Read full comment
I absolutely love BU! My time here has been nothing but enjoyable and worthwhile. It is an incredibly diverse place to be and I have met the most amaz...Read full comment
First of all, lets make one thing quite clear; students do not come to BU looking for grassy quads and gothic architecture. They do, however, come to ...Read full comment
I was very pleased with the education delivered in the School of Management. My classmates were diverse, the faculty was excellent, the city was amaz...Read full comment
I want to start out by saying I couldn?t see myself at any University besides BU. It was my dream because I thought being in such a ?smart? city and p...Read full comment
The sad part about this place is that because you're in the vicinity of MIT, Harvard, Williams etc, you get a tiny number of kids who are actually bri...Read full comment
BU has so many problems on so many different levels that it makes our vast Gov'nt bureaucracy look efficient. The Administration is very cold and ...Read full comment
There are so many pros/cons to BU, but i'll try to list a few. First of all, the "campus" is virtually non-existant both in terms of aesthetics and sc...Read full comment
... Right now we are a club but sadly, because BU Quidditch is becoming competition based, we either need to gain club sports status or lose our stan...Read full comment
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...Read full comment
There are 16,000 undergraduates at BU. People are going to come to BU and realize that it was not the right choice. The ones that are not happy with t...Read full comment
Overall I like BU. I just finished my Freshman year and I've found the majority of the people I've encountered in the faculty very helpful and at leas...Read full comment
I <3 BU. First, the bad: The only real downfall of going to BU is the high tuition. Personally, I didn't get much but loans, but I know from oth...Read full comment
Love it here. Challenging academics and a huge variety of people and activities. Love the city and surrounding area especially snowboarding in nearby ...Read full comment
Amazing faculty, exceptional academics, great people, awesome city. What more could I want from a college experience? I don't even think it's a bad ...Read full comment
this school is big and you really need to make an effort to do well and to meet people. there's not much school spirit floating around and events are...Read full comment
BU was hampered in the 90s by poor leadership, and under right management is growing quickly. Just how great the school is in terms of living in the c...Read full comment
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 P...Read full comment
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 the...Read full comment
I transferred to BU second semester of my freshman year. I thought BU would be an amazing school in an awesome city which would provide me with an edu...Read full comment
BU has a distinctive vibe of its own and you have to be at a certain point in your life to really like it here. BU is not a Big 10 school of jocks...Read full comment
I love boston, it's a great city. BU is rather huge, but i find in my classes, i get personal attention if i need it. There are tons of clubs and ac...Read full comment
BU brought out the best in me and gave me the confidence I needed to be successful in life. Knowing what I know now (12 years post-graduation), I wou...Read full comment
I've only been at BU for a year, and coming from Illinois, I was quite afraid of culture shock. But the truth is, I love it. I'm in COM, and though ...Read full comment
BU is crap. I'm from brooklyn and i thought that Boston would be a city type of atmosphere but its not. Kids from the suburbs will think its a great t...Read full comment
There is absolutely no academic support. All they care about is money and do not care about the individual student at all. They won't care if you're d...Read full comment
Honestly, other than a great education (which is a big other than mind you) there isn't a lot to be proud of going here in my opinion. The campus is i...Read full comment
I hated my first semester at BU. I chose to go to BU despite receiving no financial aid because I thought it was my "dream" school. I also applied and...Read full comment
As a 1st year student in the General Studies program (CGS), I kind of liked my experience here. It depends on what you choose to do with your life her...Read full comment
The Business and Management school is excellent. After considering other business schools such as Babson and UPenn, I know that I made the right choic...Read full comment
When I pictured my freshman year, I thought I would be challenged by my academics, have a chance to explore different classes outside of my major, bec...Read full comment
I have fallen in love with Boston University. As an out-of-state student, I was surprised at how quickly I grew used to city life and being part of a...Read full comment
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 a...Read full comment
BU is a very large university, comprised of 11 smaller colleges, many of which are gems. Each individual college stands on its own with it's own dean ...Read full comment
I really love BU. A lot of people are afraid of a large, city university with virtually no campus and thousands of students. I know; a year ago toda...Read full comment
i really like BU, coming from a small town i was glad to be in a big city. i also appreciate the urban campus-we have some grass, but it is practical...Read full comment
What can I say about BU. If you don't mind wearing stilletto's to an 8am class, you'll be set. The apathetic student body just does its own thing wi...Read full comment
This is school has disappointed me again and again. I came here thinking everyone was quirky and cool and the academics are serious. Everyone here (mo...Read full comment
I picked BU's COM over getting into Syracuse U's Newhouse school. I like the people here alot better than the people I met when visiting Syracuse. ...Read full comment
i finished my freshman year at BU in may, and loved boston so much that i'm staying the summer instead of going back to new jersey. a lot of people fi...Read full comment
Boston University is a great school with outstanding facilities and teachers. As with any school, it is important to make your choice with great empha...Read full comment
Boston University has a very unique campus, both architecturally and personally. Coming from the north east I basically knew what to expect weather wi...Read full comment
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