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Great school, but in the end all theyQuite BrightEngineering Department
Great school, but in the end all they want is money. They will spend hours hunting down and finding reasons to charge you extra money. Expect those "student fees" that aren't included in tuition to stack up. Remember, getting medical help on campus isn't free. Expect the expensive mandatory fees of "Damage and Cleanup" if you live in on-campus housing. Finally, expect them to spam your phone and email, as well as try to talk to you in person, to get you to donate, for the rest of your life.
4th Year Male -- Class 2012
University Resource Use: A+, Scholastic Success: C
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This is school has disappointed me again andBrightChemistry
This is school has disappointed me again and again. I came here thinking everyone was quirky and cool and the academics are serious. Everyone here (mostly everyone) is rude, private and it was very hard for me to settle in here (still haven't). I grew up in a smaller town in Connecticut, and loved the idea of city life. However once i got here, the orientation was shit and didn't help me make any friends at all. BU likes to say that there are so many clubs etc. etc. but really nobody even goes to any of the clubs, they are poorly organized and rarely ever meet (i met with my pre-vet club 2 times a semester WTF?!). The whole biology and chemistry (pre-med) department is awful. They basically set you up for failure and make it "seem" like their classes are so rigorous or whatever. Faculty is unhelpful and frankly unapproachable, they say that you can meet one on one with professors, and that is the biggest lie I've ever heard, 2 of my 3 chem classes were taught by a TA. Also, all the doors are awful, except bay state.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Surrounding City: A, Individual Value: F
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Honestly, other than a great education (which isQuite Bright
Honestly, other than a great education (which is a big other than mind you) there isn't a lot to be proud of going here in my opinion. 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 introvert your freshman year depending on how naturally social you are. Theres plenty to do if you're either 21 or have a fake ID, otherwise unless you want to go to a crappy frat party there isn't much. Boston as a city is sick, the grades are deflated, there isn't a great amount of clubs and activities, the dorms and classrooms aren't bad but they're not state of the art either by any stretch outside of Questrom.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2018
Surrounding City: A+, Individual Value: F
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