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Boston University

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at BU

By Gender
By Major
Aerospace EngineeringA+
Art & Design DepartmentA-
Business - Management and AdministrationA
Computer EngineeringA+
Computer ScienceA
Electrical EngineeringA
Engineering DepartmentA
Geography and GeosciencesB+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A
Language - French/Spanish/etc.A-
Mechanical EngineeringA
Music - PerformanceB+
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceA
Physical Therapy/Exercise ScienceB
Political ScienceA+
PreDent and DentistryF
PreLaw and LegalA
PreMed and MedicalA
Public HealthA

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... Love the city and surrounding area especially snowboarding in nearby VT ...Read full comment
... I was decently excited about BU and the idea of being in the beautiful city of Boston ...Read full comment
... Then there's Boston, I wouldn't want to have gone to college in any other city ...Read full comment
... the professors are quite good and there are so many resources open to you, esp in the city of boston ...Read full comment
... It is not for everyone, really look into whether you want a city school or not, because there are a lot of city kids here ...Read full comment
... I love boston, it's a great city ...Read full comment
... However, if your an independent person who can seek out his own social life and appreciate a great city without getting depressed then go for it ...Read full comment
... Coming from New York I was interested in a city that was not too close to home ...Read full comment
Hi all! So when I was always and avid Harry Potter fan and when I came to BU two years ago, I stumbled upon the BU Quidditch team! Quidditch you say? ...Read full comment
... There are a lot of kids who go to parties off campus on the weekends, but an incredible amount of kids make use of the city by going to music con...Read full comment
... The only bright spot is that the City of Boston is fantastic ...Read full comment
... Everything shuts down in the city after 9 ...Read full comment
... & the atmosphere for studying + the city itself is awesome ...Read full comment
... The only bright spot is that the City of Boston is fantastic ...Read full comment
... 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 ...Read full comment
... " Of course, there's the city of Boston ...Read full comment
... I love the city, but the school wasn't for me ...Read full comment
... And I'd like to say that no city in the world (with the possible exception of London) can compare ...Read full comment
... My classmates were diverse, the faculty was excellent, the city was amazing, and the social/entertainment opportunities vast ...Read full comment
... The city of Boston is amazing except for the fact that everything shuts down at 2am ...Read full comment
... Its in a very unique area, right on Commonwealth actually in the city of Boston ...Read full comment
... Its a great city -close to NY and the rest of the east coast ...Read full comment
... There is always something to do, whether it is a campus event, hanging out in the city, or partying either at BU or any of the surrounding colleg...Read full comment
... I grew up in a smaller town in Connecticut, and loved the idea of city life ...Read full comment
... And of course, there's Boston, and BU is right in middle of the city ...Read full comment
... Boston is a beautiful and historical city with so much to do ...Read full comment
... I did love Boston (I'm a MA girl), except for the people who were not actually from the city (aka college kids and professionals) who had bad att...Read full comment
... The city is full of cool neighborhoods that, unfortunately, many of my classmates don't even know how to get to ...Read full comment
... I thought it would be better since it's in a city and I received a scholarship, but I am so disappointed ...Read full comment
... We have students from every background and ethnicity (hardly any black or Hispanic students, though) ...Read full comment
... They do, however, come to be in the very heart of perhaps the most student-friendly city in the nation ...Read full comment
... A lot of people are afraid of a large, city university with virtually no campus and thousands of students ...Read full comment
... The campus is in the city, which is nice, but it can create isolation and if you live in east campus (luckily I didn't) you can basically be an i...Read full comment
... & the atmosphere for studying + the city itself is awesome ...Read full comment
... And yes, socially the school and city were set up so that people with money rub it in everyone else's faces and those with flat, materialistic p...Read full comment
... My profs were pretty smart (in the advanced classes), and Boston's a cool city ...Read full comment
... I thought BU would be an amazing school in an awesome city which would provide me with an education and experience well worth the price tag ...Read full comment
... But if you want to live in a nice city for four years and get a degree by doing a moderate amount of busywork, you should check it out ...Read full comment
... I went to the open house, saw how close the school was to the city, and decided to attend ...Read full comment
... So far there does seem to be a little bit of grade deflation but I love having so many choices and living in a NICE city vs Syracuse (crap cr...Read full comment
... With an acceptance rate of 32% that keeps dwindling year after year, there is a reason why so many want to come here: the city, the experience, a...Read full comment
... Large part of the student body just wants to have fun, and are at BU just for the city ...Read full comment
... There are great parties on campus, and at MIT frats, and of course in the wonderful city of Boston ...Read full comment
... BU provided me the perfect balance of academics, leadership opportunities, professional development, friendship, character building, culture and...Read full comment
... i really like BU, coming from a small town i was glad to be in a big city ...Read full comment
... The location is kind of a flaw though, although it is situated in a great city, the campus itself is stretched out in a straight line making it...Read full comment
... if you want to be in a city, boston is a good place to start ...Read full comment
... go different restaurants/areas in the city, watch movies, drink on our own accord, etc ...Read full comment
... Amazing faculty, exceptional academics, great people, awesome city ...Read full comment
... You definitely have to be in love with city life and be completely okay with NO CAMPUS ...Read full comment
... You also couldn't ask for a better city or social atmosphere ...Read full comment
... I'm from brooklyn and i thought that Boston would be a city type of atmosphere but its not ...Read full comment
... city and prestigious school would be amazing ...Read full comment
... Its a great place to learn and have fun and the city of Boston is a great college town ...Read full comment
... Unless you are a theatre or medical major expect to rarely go into the city ...Read full comment
... We're in the heart of the city, right by Fenway ...Read full comment
... Yet, the University does not rely on the city for the development of its students, and provides a tremendous amount of on-campus programming both...Read full comment
... Coming from the north east I basically knew what to expect weather wise and with the city atmosphere ...Read full comment
... There is so much to do in the city, numerous extracurricular activities, and many events on campus ...Read full comment
... If you want to be in the city, this is the place ...Read full comment
... the way you have to look at it, though, is that the whole city is your campus ...Read full comment
... Just how great the school is in terms of living in the city and at the school seems to be a well-kept secret outside of the Northeast ...Read full comment
... The city provides for students' social and cultural needs ...Read full comment
... And pay no attention to the "the surrounding city of Boston is amazing" ...Read full comment
... Besides being in a great city, BU is not a good school to attend ...Read full comment
... Boston University is a good place to go because the surrounding city is great ...Read full comment
... If you love living in the city and blending into a diverse urban environment this is the place ...Read full comment
... I love the campus and Boston's a cool city ...Read full comment
... And the city of Boston is the best place to be a college student ...Read full comment
... BU is also in the middle of the city and I enjoy the fact that it isn't hidden from the city ...Read full comment
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