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BU is a very large university, comprised ofBrightArt & Design Department
BU is a very large university, comprised of 11 smaller colleges, many of which are gems. Each individual college stands on its own with it's own dean and administration, but the BU philosophy is apparent in each school: serious academics and a classical approach to learning. BU makes no bones about this and candidly rejects social and educational fads. This gives the administration the reputation of being a little right of Attilla the Hun, but there is a real concern for the students here. BU is located in the heart of Boston, so the social life is fantastic, but the trade off is that you lack a traditional campus feel. If you love living in the city and blending into a diverse urban environment this is the place. If you want green quads and pep rallies, go to BC.
1st Year Male -- Class 2005
Social Life: A+, Campus Aesthetics: C+
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They have a question here about your yearly salary .. I think they should default it to "Minimum Wage" for Boston University.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I really don't like BU at all.Computer Science
I really don't like BU at all. I consider it to be extremely over-priced given the quality of the school. I also found the "education" to be of very limited value. To be blunt my current job is actually a result of my previous job and is in no way related my experiences at BU.(And my previous job could be done by a high school graduate. I got that one by learning to interview well, not by my BU experiences.) I also believe BU caused me to experience a severe bout of depression.(Going from a B+/A- student to a C level student with no apparent avenue of help would do that to some, myself included.) As you can probably guess given all of this my opinion of BU is extremely low. Personally if I had it to do all over again I would go to UMass or some other school. I would definitely not go to BU. Nor would I go there for any graduate work and if I have any children I would never subject them to it either.
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