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Boston University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionC+
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueB University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA- FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeA
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Excess Competition
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Academic Success
She cares more about Excess Competition than the average student.
Date: Dec 30 2002
Major: Journalism (This Major's Salary over time)
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 massive student body. There are plenty of negatives—a terrible BUreaucracy (prepare for the Spanish Inquisition and lots of running if you want to switch houses/dorms), a patronizing administration (can we say "guest policy?"), Chancellor Silber's "to hell with them" attitude (which, depending on where you're coming from, is sort of refreshing, given that most university presidents seem obessed with positive PR) and some hardcore ghetto-ness in the residences (stopped up toilets, icky lighting, the freshman enclave known as Warren Towers). But…these are problems that are probably present in some form at any college…and the top-notch faculty, interesting classes, fun and entertaining student body and awesome city of Boston make up for everything. You can't beat going to school two blocks away from Fenway, being a T ride away from the North End and walking every day in the shadow of the giant Citgo sign. BU has been everything I could have wanted it to be…and then some.
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