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Boston University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionC+
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueB University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsB+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Condescending

Lowest Rating
Excess Competition
Highest Rating
Faculty Accessibility
She cares more about Excess Competition than the average student.
Date: Mar 06 2008
Major: PreMed and Medical (This Major's Salary over time)
BU is not for everyone. It is a big school, making it harder to meet people in large lecture classes. However, many professors are willing to help you with the class out if you shoot them an email or just go to office hours. Being pre-med at BU is extremely diffcult - the intro science courses that are apart of the pre-med curriculum make the average for the class a C+ instead of a B in other universities. The BU "grade deflation" is pretty subjective - it all depends on who your professor is and how they handle marks. If you are apart of the college of arts and sciences (CAS) like I am, most of the faculty advisors are useless if you are unsure about your academic choices. When asking about a career opportunity and more information my major, my advisor told me to go look it up myself. Anyone would expect an advisor to be more knowlegable or reassuring about a student's future. I find that this problem is generally in CAS. Smaller schools on campus like COM or SED have a more efficient and caring faculty. This is most likely due to the fact they are more specialized than CAS. Overall, if you do choose to come to BU, think about whether or not you want a big school. Be definite in your academic path because most of the time you are on your own in planning your own course of study.
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