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Breakdown of “Social Life” at BU

By Gender
By Major
Aerospace EngineeringA
Art & Design DepartmentB+
Business - Management and AdministrationB+
Computer EngineeringA
Computer ScienceB
Electrical EngineeringB-
Engineering DepartmentB-
Geography and GeosciencesB-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B
Language - French/Spanish/etc.A-
Mechanical EngineeringB
Music - PerformanceC
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceB
Physical Therapy/Exercise ScienceC+
Political ScienceB
PreDent and DentistryF
PreLaw and LegalB+
PreMed and MedicalB-
Public HealthA-

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Social Life

... This is because students tend to be snooty, cold, and rude about making new friends, and in general I have found the students at BU to be ridicul...Read full comment
... SOCIAL LIFE / PEOPLE: There are so many different types of poeple here- all races, cultures, sexual orientations- and everyone is accepting (It ...Read full comment
... My classmates were diverse, the faculty was excellent, the city was amazing, and the social/entertainment opportunities vast ...Read full comment
... social life is TERRIBLE and BU seems to think that FRESHMEN can room with SOPHOMORES/JUNIORS and still have a good college experience ...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
... The social life is definitely intimidating and hard to get immersed in right away ...Read full comment
... Second is the social aspect ...Read full comment
... Socially, my experience is that your social life is simply what you make of it ...Read full comment
... I am a very friendly, social person; I make friends everywhere I go, but there is something cold and impersonal about the entire vibe at BU ...Read full comment
... And yes, socially the school and city were set up so that people with money rub it in everyone else's faces and those with flat, materialistic p...Read full comment
... BU makes no bones about this and candidly rejects social and educational fads ...Read full comment
... The city provides for students' social and cultural needs ...Read full comment
... I love the friends I have made here and the social life is amazing but if presented with a choice now ...Read full comment
... Social life is what you make it, there are many extracurricular clubs, student groups, and an actively growing greek life ...Read full comment
... The social scene here is horrible unless you are over 21 and can get into the clubs on Friday and Staurdays, no parties, no residence hall commun...Read full comment
... However, if your an independent person who can seek out his own social life and appreciate a great city without getting depressed then go for it ...Read full comment
... Doug Flutie, while admittedly a great athlete, cannot claim the social contributions of say MLK ...Read full comment
... Social class permeates the entire school--unspoken, denied, ignored, the atmosphere reeks of spoiled kids' and their sense of entitlement ...Read full comment
... But really, it weeds out the antisocial types ...Read full comment
... Social life is good ...Read full comment
... Pray that you get placed on a good floor, or it will seriously hinder your social life ...Read full comment
... Doug Flutie, while admittedly a great athlete, cannot claim the social contributions of say MLK ...Read full comment
... My social life was lackluster until I got a decent fake, and I think the vast majority of BU students would say the same thing ...Read full comment
... Social life is really what you make of it ...Read full comment
... That said, the PEOPLE at BU (rather than the giant corporate entity) are generally very open-minded, nice people, and if you don't care too mu...Read full comment
... As for social life, you will have a great chance of making some good friends and having some great times ...Read full comment
... As for social life and environment ...Read full comment
... A social life is hard to get especially as a freshman and the clubs seem to never be as "active" as they claim to be ...Read full comment
... dont get me wrong, its a fun school, social is great, u can get drunk everyday of the week, or even change girl everyday ...Read full comment
... BU also has a rather stale social vibe, too ...Read full comment
... Socially, everyone here is so friendly, or at least approachable ...Read full comment
... My floor was very anti social ...Read full comment
... Amazing social life, (frat/sorority+club/bar) and an equally amazing faculty ...Read full comment
... The teachers are amazing but that does not make up for the fact that most students are wealthy idiots and that the social life consists of gettin...Read full comment
... There is a huge amount of diversity - ethnically and socially, so one should not have a tough time fitting in ...Read full comment
... To really sum things up: Boston U is a place that gives you Every opportunity to excel both intellectually AND socially ...Read full comment
... My peers consist of antisocial bigots who make their grades their lives ...Read full comment
... Firstly, social life/setting is entirely what you make of it ...Read full comment
... The administration treats students like a cross between a social security number and an ATM card ...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
... Wonderful social life, but if you're not in one of the smaller schools (like SHA or CFA), and your primary concern is education, LOOK ELSEWHERE .....Read full comment
... You also couldn't ask for a better city or social atmosphere ...Read full comment
... Social scene gets better once you're done with freshman year but if you're under 21 it's hard to get into clubs and bars and the night life in Bo...Read full comment
... Social life is incredible at BU, and I didn't know anybody who wasn't enjoying himself one way or another ...Read full comment
... Also if you don't like to go to clubs or have a fake ID, forget making friends or having a social life ...Read full comment
... First, the social life is nothing unless you like to go to frat parties ...Read full comment
... Doug Flutie, while admittedly a great athlete, cannot claim the social contributions of say MLK ...Read full comment
... That said, the PEOPLE at BU (rather than the giant corporate entity) are generally very open-minded, nice people, and if you don't care too mu...Read full comment
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