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4.0 of 5 stars (8 Ratings)

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Prepared you for your career well

4.0 of 5 stars

December 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Students from Boston University are very professional and confident and know how to perform themselves on occasions such as networking events or information sessions. Boston University has lots of Company Connections which provides good internship and full time opportunities for almost all of its students.

Downers

Students from Boston University do not care academia performance enough and too large percentage of Chinese students inside the university.

Comments

Think thoroughly about the potential industries you want to get into, see if schools have any programs, connections or large alumni bases inside it, and choose the school that works best for your career path.

Would You Recommend

Yes

BU

5.0 of 5 stars

September 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Team oriented classes that are incredibly applicable to the real world

Downers

Awful career services. Advisors have zero knowledge of careers in fields that most top tier college students exit into (consulting, investment banking etc.)

Comments

Average GPA for undergrads is a 3.0, compared to most schools where it is a 3.4 or 3.5. This "grade deflation" will hurt you in recruiting, especially at top tier employers that do not directly recruit on campus.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Fantastic

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Faculty is fantastic! Campus is unbeatable and in a great location!

Downers

Like most large universities, there is a ton of hierarchy.

Comments

Great business program. It was recently revamped and it fantastic, especially CORE.

Would You Recommend

Yes

BU is all-round excellent place to spend 4 years

4.0 of 5 stars

March 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

BU has a great balance of rigorous academics and pulsating social life
-Large variety of classes
-Ability to mix contrasting studies as your Major and Minor because you can take classes from any school

Downers

Can drown in a school so big
Hard to find one group of friends to stick to
Hard grading system (not easy to score above average)
Least competitive in the Boston area

Comments

Boston is a metropolitan with a modern and healthy living lifestyle
D1 school so large athletic and fitness influence
Parties vary from chess teams, to frats, to fancy clubs

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great school to go to-- if you can afford it

4.0 of 5 stars

March 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

The services offered to students are more like amenities. There are hosts of tutoring programs, advising programs, supplementary classes and seminars. You really can learn anything you want. In the business school, students get access to Bloomberg Terminals, lounge areas, faculty with extensive industry experience, and career couseling/job search assistance.

Downers

It's incredibly expensive. BU should start trying to get the alumni network to be stronger.

Comments

awesome city location. Right on the outskirts of Back Bay Boston-- one of the nicest areas in the city.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Good for Social Sciences

4.0 of 5 stars

November 2014 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Amazing professors, but choose them wisely. Getting stuck with a bad professor will hurt your grades.

Downers

No matter how hard you try, it all depends on how the professor grades.

Comments

Medicine, social sciences, and political science are the best at this school. I recommend for anyone going for these.

Would You Recommend

Yes

3.8 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

There are general requirements as well as major requirements. Class sizes varied - I had classes with over 100 people and I had one class with only 2 other students in it. Professors in my major (psych) were very accessible and my major offered many research opportunities.

Quality of Life

freshman/sophmore dorms aren't that great, but juniors/seniors are able to live in Student Village which is really nice. They have done a lot of work on the stretch of Comm Ave, making it feel more campus like. The Student Union has great food!

Admissions

I applied as transfer student, the application was pretty basic, although I was required to write an additional essay on why I wanted to transfer.

Graduation Year

2007

2.2 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Gen ed and intro courses were quite large (200+ students). Most professors were accessible. The one thing that I think was really a shock was the curve - I was not used the concept that a grade could be curved downward. My first semester was a shock when I earned As and Bs and ended up with Bs and Cs.

Quality of Life

Housing is expensive relative to what you get out of it. I actually had full coverage of my costs at school with the exception of room and board, and by the end of my four years at BU I came out owing more than 60 thousand dollars. If you are a student coming from a "poor" economic background it is VERY hard to adjust to the culture at BU. There are many students at these schools that throw around the fact that they are quite privileged. A good majority of the people go here as sort of "high school" continued and are more interested in advancing socially, than academically. Overall, if I could go back to deciding my undergraduate school, I would not have chosen the same university.

Admissions

Standard, straightforward. Not many scholarships, but plenty of need-based grants.

Graduation Year

2007