I transferred from a well-known midwest university ~ two years ago, so I'm from the midwest. I chose to transfer to BU because my bf was moving to Boston for residency and somehow he convinced me to go too! Anyways I was sad to find out how cold and horrible BU really is - past reviews are on point, this school is really a "money making machine". Wish I went to a different school.
PROFESSORS: The Biology department is probably THE WORST, the professors DO NOT CARE about teaching, they shouldn't even be allowed to teach, they only care about their research or belittling their students to make themselves feel more important. Honestly, WTF is wrong with these people? Why is everyone so mean and rude?
GPA: GRADE DEFLATION IS VERY EVIDENT as well. I did not want to believe it, but its true. It is extremely difficult to get an A here, I try super hard each semester and am always disappointed, literally struggling to have a B/B+ average GPA. This will make it even more difficult for me when I will apply for medical/grad schools.
PEOPLE: Unfriendly, cold, rude, no one talks to each other in class or tries to get to know new people. No one is 'down to earth'. As a transfer AND from the midwest (where people are generally super-friendly) it was really disheartening and made me feel like something was wrong with me, but then I realized its really not me! Its these people!! :)
BOSTON: Good to visit (one weekend is all you need to see EVERYTHING), sucks to live here. Too expensive, too cold, VERY WINDY all the time!!! Nothing to do. People are snobs, most are unattractive, think they are better than everyone else. Stupid accents. No class. No nightlife. Bars/"Pubs" are gross. Drive like maniacs. I took 10 minutes to write all of this so that no one else has to suffer!! For the money people are paying to go here, the students deserve so much better. Sad.