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Breakdown of “Campus Aesthetics” at BU

By Gender
By Major
Aerospace EngineeringC-
Art & Design DepartmentB
Business - Management and AdministrationB
Computer EngineeringA-
Computer ScienceB-
Electrical EngineeringD+
Engineering DepartmentC
Geography and GeosciencesC
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B-
Language - French/Spanish/etc.B
Mechanical EngineeringC-
Music - PerformanceB-
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceC+
Physical Therapy/Exercise ScienceB-
Political ScienceB-
PreDent and DentistryF
PreLaw and LegalC-
PreMed and MedicalC+
Public HealthC+

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Campus Aesthetics compared with similar schools in class.

Boston University
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Campus Aesthetics

... And as for the campus, it's not really a closed campus like in most colleges - Instead (what I like about BU) the schools and facilities of BU...Read full comment
... 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 ...Read full comment
... Smaller schools on campus like COM or SED have a more efficient and caring faculty ...Read full comment
... So if you're thinking about going to BU, many things will prevent you from having a productive experience such as Grade Inflation, widespread...Read full comment
... I live on West Campus where people have forgotten that they are not in high school anymore - a lot of people are very cliquey and such - not that...Read full comment
... Kids come from all around the world, different socioeconomic backgrounds, there is simply no set norm as to how to behave ...Read full comment
... The campus is about halfway through a huge renovation which includes a new state of the art gym and coliseum and most of the hundred or so brown ...Read full comment
... There are plenty of great apartments though and living off campus is really what it's all about ...Read full comment
... Social life isn't great, not a nice campus at all, not to many places to throw a ball around, few facilities for sports and gyms, dorms are real ...Read full comment
... The facilities on campus are top-notch aside from the College of Arts and Sciences ...Read full comment
... 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 i...Read full comment
... I undervalued the importance of a campus, which would have made the large school feel more like a community and less like I was just a number in ...Read full comment
... The campus is rediculously long and narrow ...Read full comment
... Also BU in my opinion is a model for the future of schools in its campus and student body ...Read full comment
... But BU is ridiculously expensive, and rather than using your $50,000+ to improve programs or even to renovate the nastier dorms on campus (mostl...Read full comment
... campus as often as you can ...Read full comment
... The lack of a campus is people's biggest issue, but you can still see everyone you want to ...Read full comment
... BU is a really big school, with very little "real" college campus ...Read full comment
... I love the campus and Boston's a cool city ...Read full comment
... My science classes always challenged me, my professors are always assessable (even if the classes are too big), and there are many opportunities ...Read full comment
... There is no campus, no real Greek scene, just classes, which are only part of the total college experience ...Read full comment
... The Campus you ask ...Read full comment
... There are a lot of kids who go to parties off campus on the weekends, but an incredible amount of kids make use of the city by going to music con...Read full comment
... It's just the way our campus is ...Read full comment
... Yeah, it doesn't have a 'real' campus, but how can you complain ...Read full comment
... There is no sense of community on campus, our "campus" is several drab blocks of Comm ...Read full comment
... be ready for COLD weather, so much that you get to be on a first name basis with the delivery people from the DOZENS of restaurants that deliver t...Read full comment
... A lot of people are afraid of a large, city university with virtually no campus and thousands of students ...Read full comment
... I hated that there was no campus ...Read full comment
... We live in an age where everyone dreams of going to a beautiful grassy quad campus with frisbees and professors smoking pipes and ivy-covered bu...Read full comment
... There's no real campus area (the BU beach is a laughable excuse for one), and no real school spirit either ...Read full comment
... is basically a school for not very bright or motivated students from upper-middle class backgrounds (mainly from Long Island and the Tri-State ar...Read full comment
... The location is kind of a flaw though, although it is situated in a great city, the campus itself is stretched out in a straight line making it...Read full comment
... I don't even think it's a bad looking campus either ...Read full comment
... Be warned that the campus is not enclosed and doesn't have the typical quad and greenery like other campus' nearby, but it definitely still has i...Read full comment
... Do not come to BU if you are looking for a campus ...Read full comment
... BU is quite strict when it comes to partying on or near campus ...Read full comment
... There is no campus, no school spirit, and an unfriendly student body ...Read full comment
... the campus is gorgeous - comm ave is in perfect condition ...Read full comment
... One I am personally a part of is the Greek system on campus ...Read full comment
... Smaller schools on campus like COM or SED have a more efficient and caring faculty ...Read full comment
... The dorms are crappy, with one "on-campus" dorm about 15 mins away from campus ...Read full comment
... is basically a school for not very bright or motivated students from upper-middle class backgrounds (mainly from Long Island and the Tri-State ar...Read full comment
... The facilities are well kept, and although the 5 buildings built in the 60's and 70's are not attractive the rest of the campus is very classic ...Read full comment
... You definitely have to be in love with city life and be completely okay with NO CAMPUS ...Read full comment
... i also appreciate the urban campus-we have some grass, but it is practical bc getting around is easy with the subway running straight thru campu...Read full comment
... While it lacks a "traditional" campus, the urban layout of the school is still aesthetically pleasing, and you truly feel as if you are part of B...Read full comment
... BU is situated on Commonwealth Ave, so even though there's no enclosed campus, it feels like there is because almost all the buildings are on th...Read full comment
... There are no school-sponsored, on-campus activities worth going to also ...Read full comment
... As with most things, you should look at what kind of school you are choosing to go to - if you want an urban open campus with great academics and ...Read full comment
... There is so much to do in the city, numerous extracurricular activities, and many events on campus ...Read full comment
... The best thing you can do is join a group on campus ...Read full comment
... There is nothing to do "on campus", all parties are in frightening neighbourhoods ...Read full comment
... the geniuses who planned out to school thought, hey lets put together a campus thats 3 miles long and space out the dorms so no one interacts wit...Read full comment
... Smaller off campus parties are better, but honestly, its worth getting a really good fake and just asking 21+ kids which are the easier bars/club...Read full comment
... Living on BU's campus for 4 years made me feel more like an adult by being able to live in beautiful brownstones on Bay State Road and having an ...Read full comment
... If you like the Urban Campus, you'll like the Campus ...Read full comment
... I tried going to free tutoring on campus and it ended up being a student who didn't teach, and who wouldn't let me leave when I found him unhelpf...Read full comment
... Boston University has a very unique campus, both architecturally and personally ...Read full comment
... The Campus you ask ...Read full comment
... There really isn't a campus feel to its urban setting and the dorms are really not the money I am having to fork out for them ...Read full comment
... There are two huge off campus areas (south campus and west campus) that are dominated by students that are lots of fun ...Read full comment
... Student life at BU is amazing, as the campus is located right in Boston's Fenway and Back Bay area ...Read full comment
... Couple the diverse range of course offerings on campus with one of nation's best study abroad programs and you can't really go wrong ...Read full comment
... First of all, the "campus" is virtually non-existant both in terms of aesthetics and school spirit ...Read full comment
... The campus is cold and not diverse enough ...Read full comment
... When I went to a open house on campus, the student were dressed in historical costumes ...Read full comment
... If you love the city, want to become independent, want diversity, a huge student body and campus, and a degree that will be worth major $$$ in...Read full comment
... The off-campus scene is much more fun but you don't really have access to it until you're a sophomore or junior, or know upperclassmen ...Read full comment
... There is literally no campus-- the buildings and dorms are in a straight line up and down Comm Ave ...Read full comment
... The education it offers is crap and the campus gets depressing ...Read full comment
... If you don't want to be prepared for the real world and would rather live in some campus bubble cut off from reality, do not come here ...Read full comment
... I understand tuition costs are rising universally, but while financial aid is only given to a minority of students, new (and completely pointless...Read full comment
... First of all, I was stuck in West Campus, a residence that I DIDN'T EVEN PUT ON MY LIST ...Read full comment
... a lot of people find it hard to adjust to the lack of a "real campus," since there's no "quad" or big, grass covered, tree filled area around BU ...Read full comment
... Remember, getting medical help on campus isn't free ...Read full comment
... You will find a great good group of friends, its a really diverse campus ...Read full comment
... if you want a real college campus DO NOT COME HERE ...Read full comment
... The campus is hideous with the green line literally screeching through the middle and the weather blows ...Read full comment
... I had a class in west campus and had to cross over the MassPike everyday to get to class ...Read full comment
... BU is the last place to go if you want school spirit or greenery on campus ...Read full comment
... I live in Illinois so couldn't answer some of the questions relating to campus ...Read full comment
... The campus ministers are awesome ...Read full comment
... The campus could be in much better shape, particularly the dorms and the College of Arts and Sciences ...Read full comment
... This is not a typical party school- but it is easy to find a party around campus or at other nearby schools if that's your scene ...Read full comment
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