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Boston University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessB- Creativity/ InnovationB-
Individual ValueB+ University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeC+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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He cares more about Social Life than the average student.
Date: Jul 04 2006
Major: History/Histories (art history/etc.) (This Major's Salary over time)
BU's a great school with a lot to offer, but there's a lot of little things that become very unerving. Most recently, it's the issue of grade deflation, which every professor seems to refuse to acknowledge. Second, while BU is very helpful at first, they're academic advising, at least in the history dept, is sub-par. I received almost no guidance from my advisor for both semesters, he seemed indifferent as to what classes I took. While a lot of students like BU, you can tell no one is completely satisfied; everyone has at least a few gripes. Academically, you'll find BU most likely not challenging enough, as most of the student body attend BU as a second-choice school. While it is a great school to start at, it might be better to work hard and then transfer to a higher-calibur institution.
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