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Boston University

Breakdown of “Scholastic Success” at BU

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

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Scholastic Success compared with similar schools in class.

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Scholastic Success

... so if u like writing but dont care ur grades for it(they hardly give out As, or at all), u'll like it here ...Read full comment
... Basically, the only reason I haven't transferred is because 1) I have a full scholarship that's hard to turn down, and 2) I got so depressed afte...Read full comment
... I also felt like most of my peers were focused only on grades and not on actual learning ...Read full comment
... I worked very hard in high school to get high grades ...Read full comment
... Don't blame the school if you don't have friends, don't blame the students (4,000 in a class = lots of good and bad people) for why you're unhap...Read full comment
... For those that don't know, basically a given class has to give out X number of 'A' grades, Y number of 'B' grades, and so on ...Read full comment
... In high school your grades are massively inflated most of the time, but here you need to earn your grades ...Read full comment
... students to the mainstream BU program regardless of grades or low SAT scores (which are a given since they are in Basic Studies to begin with) if...Read full comment
... Some people will stab you in the back to get ahead, and some people will cheat to get good grades ...Read full comment
... Your grades will suffer and if you want to transfer out of this shit hole the DEFLATION makes it SO HARD to get a good GPA ...Read full comment
... To sum it up, BU is a large urban school for International Students who don't have the grades for a true ELITE School ...Read full comment
... The undergrad school of management has a horrible grading system where they deflate grades to make the school seem more prestigious than it actual...Read full comment
... There is a ton of grade deflation with many professors who don't curve grades/classes ...Read full comment
... Some science majors take courses with the SYMED (seven year medical students) they are really cut throat and think life is about grades to disre...Read full comment
... If you are in CGS or SMG grades come tougher ...Read full comment
... Classes deflate grades and it is not because the classes are rigorous ...Read full comment
... students to the mainstream BU program regardless of grades or low SAT scores (which are a given since they are in Basic Studies to begin with) if...Read full comment
... And then there's the grade deflation; BU claims that they don't deflate grades, ALL the other schools are inflating theirs ...Read full comment
... They won't care if you're doing poorly in any classes, which will likely be many classes depending on your major since they deflate grades so muc...Read full comment
... Professors, in my experience, expect nothing less then the best from their students and reward only exceptional work with "A" grades ...Read full comment
... Coming from a top tier high school with good grades, Boston University was originally my "safety," yet I look back with pride and satisfaction on...Read full comment
... BU is so strict and grades down if students are doing well ...Read full comment
... I also felt like most of my peers were focused only on grades and not on actual learning ...Read full comment
... 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 th...Read full comment
... half the class really does get a C+ or below, so you earn your grades ...Read full comment
... But if you have the grades, the school will provide ...Read full comment
... I also felt like most of my peers were focused only on grades and not on actual learning ...Read full comment
... To sum it up, BU is a large urban school for International Students who don't have the grades for a true ELITE School ...Read full comment
... Also, I gave lower grades on academics than I would have otherwise because the survey asked specifically about the quality of your department .....Read full comment
... I felt cheated afterwards, with grades that I didn't feel reflect my intelligence and a ridiculous amount of loans ...Read full comment
... It is definitely hard to get good grades here ...Read full comment
... My peers consist of antisocial bigots who make their grades their lives ...Read full comment
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