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If you noticed, all of the previous commentsBrightBusiness - Management and Administration
If you noticed, all of the previous comments come from freshman biology majors. Most of the comments sound like they are from the typical freshman who came to see that college is not one big party anywhere you go. I went to Kentucky for a year and then came home and attended BenU for 2. Kentucky is RULED by greek life, and if you are not greek you will not have a good experience at a school like that, and if you are there is a 50 percent change you will fail your classes and end up home. What these people need to realize is you have to pick and choose what you want out of a school. If you're expecting huge college frat parties every night then no, Benedictine is not for you. But the people here are extremely friendly and inviting, more than at a big school like Kentucky. The academics are great and you are not treated like just a number. Downtown Naperville is a short 5 minute drive from campus, so if you live on campus find someone with a car and go have fun downtown, there's bars everywhere and tons to do. People do have parties in the apartments right on campus. It's easy to meet people and even as a commuter for one year I had an amazing experience. Don't listen to those who have ONE YEAR of college experience behind them. They have nothing to compare this school to, and it's actually an amazing school.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: C+
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I originally did not want to go hereQuite BrightCommunications
I originally did not want to go here but I learned to love it. I have really grown accustomed to the small campus vibe and wouldn't change it for the world. All of my teachers know my name and have time to meet with me. The vast majority of them I have had for years. After spending four years here and living on campus, the staff and faculty are my family. You grow really close with your friends and get to know almost everyone that goes here. I feel Benedictine not only gave me a solid education (in both academia and religion), but I learned so much about the world and how to strive to be a better person. I 100% credit BU to my maturity, it was a great place to make that difficult transition from troubled teenager living with mom to an independent, well-rounded adult. No it does not have a great party scene, but fun can be found anywhere. In retrospect I am thankful I did not attend a generic party school, BU had originality and is unique. I learned more here than I could have ever learned elsewhere. Life will be full of parties and getting drunk, but these values are irreplaceable. My life is in a great place and I am a very happy person, I find this to be a common theme amongst my BU peers. The quality of living here is great as well. I lived on campus 3 years. Naperville and downtown Chicago are not too far if your looking for fun.
4th Year Female -- Class 2010
Individual Value: A+, Social Life: C
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BU is a great school.Quite BrightPsychology
BU is a great school..if it's what you want. If you're in a sport, it's a great place to be. Almost only athletes live on campus. If you're not an athlete, no one really knows who you are, with a few exceptions. The parties are fun if you go to the right place, on the right weekend. I like it because I am an athlete so I can't party all the time, and at BU I am not tempting because it's not a party school, but when I can there are parties. I love my teammates and the friends I have made there. But BU isn't for everyone. It is really small and a lot of the cardio and weight rooms suck but they are getting worked on. The science programs are really challenging at BU, it's kind of their "thing". The psychology program is good too, the advisors are rally helpful. And I don't know why the survey says the surrounding area sucks because Naperville is one of the most sought after places to live in the US, downtown is especially nice!
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Scholastic Success: A+, Social Life: C+
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