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Boston University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC+ Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationC
Individual ValueC- University Resource UseC-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyF FriendlinessB-
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
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Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty
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Surrounding City
He cares more about Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty than the average student.
Date: Jun 25 2006
Major: PreMed and Medical (This Major's Salary over time)
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 bright, a heck of a lot of wannabe Ivy Leaguers (who act like they're shoo-ins for a couple of Nobel prizes and talk only about how great they are), and lots of party animals. Which is cool if you like it. I didn't. We know you're going to harvard med school someday, bro, just don't make it the predominant topic of conversation in your freakin' freshman year!! I did pretty decently in high school and took four highest-level-a-freshman-with-no-APs-can-take classes in freshman year. All of them had at least 50-60% wannabe Ivy Leaguers. That really put me off. Plus my family wasn't too well off and the BU aid/scholarship departments love to promise you a ton of aid and then pass the buck around when they decide not to. The dorms are crappy, with one "on-campus" dorm about 15 mins away from campus. I had a few friends who had to walk that far to even see Boston University buildings. My profs were pretty smart (in the advanced classes), and Boston's a cool city. Other than that, BU is overpriced (totals about 45-46k a year now…for the quality they give, don't waste your money), under-challenging (I studied in the last week for all my finals in the Spring semester, with two Honors classes, Pep and Concert Band and ended up getting a 3.87 GPA…no school worth its salt should allow that), bureaucratic and just a general pain in the a**. I got a 3.90 GPA freshman year and decided to transfer. Got admn and money from UChicago, Rice, UNC-Chapel Hill, Case Western, UW-Madison, UT-Austin, UC-Berkeley and UCLA. I'm going to Rice. Goodbye BU. You ain't ruining my college experience no more.
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