can spell bullshit or bureaucracy without BU. It's amazing
how hated this school is among the kids that go
here. Who the fuck really cares about hockey?
We're ranked #1 in the nation and I don't know
anyone who's been to a game. There are no
school-sponsored, on-campus activities worth going to also.
The dorms are
disgusting, especially for the price we pay. My dorm
freshman year had mice, too much heat 24/7 (even in
the summer), and the elevators broke every week (fucked me
because I lived on the 13th floor).
tuition? It's 39,900 now! Add 11 grand for
housing and another 4 grand (mandatory) for a dining plan.
That's a fuckin ton, and for what? No
one knows where this money goes. I can tell
you where it doesn't go: dorms, cafeteria, or facilities.
And it's worse now because of the recession. To
respond to the recession, BU only hiked up their tuition
4% rather than 5%. Even with the price hike,
things like the gym hours, dining hall stations, etc...
are all being lessened. If BU had a creed,
it would echo Gordon Gecko's “greed is good”. You'll
find hidden fees that you couldn't have foreseen in your
At the school of management you'll find
some good professors. You'll also find some that wouldn't
pass a first year english class, and some that must
only be teaching because they got fired from whatever cubicle
position they couldn't keep. And then there's the grade
deflation; BU claims that they don't deflate grades, ALL the
other schools are inflating theirs. HUH? Other schools
have an average gpa around a 3.2, and BU has
one around 2.75? That seems like grade deflation (and
we've all felt it, hard). The biggest problem with
grade deflation is that when you work your ass of
for a 3.3, how will that translate to employers looking
at less qualified applicants who got an 3.6 at their
respective school. There's no class rank or anything on
our transcripts to give them any perspective. That would
make sense, and BU isn't about making sense. They
advise their grads to have “faith” that employers know BU
and that they know BU is tough on grading.
pay no attention to the “the surrounding city of Boston
is amazing”. Lets look at the facts; if you're
not 21, you can cut out 90% of the “fun”
that they talk about in Boston (they're tough on fakes
so don't bother, mine got taken fast). So the
other 10% is fine if you have any money to
spend after the 55 grand price-tag. Taxis, the T,
restaurants, concerts... all expensive as hell.
Finally, the off-campus
parties, since you won't be going to any on campus...
This is recent to pay attention. BU has
cracked down on busting them. There's one area where
most off-campus parties are and BU knows it. This
last year has been worse than ever since BU has
started busting parties with the Boston PD. Effectively, there's
nothing to do. And if you do get into
a party, you'll (a) leave cause it's busted or (b)
leave cause its ridiculous.
Picking a college is, for most
of you, the most important decision you'll make in your
life as a young-adult. Don't make the mistake of
coming here, especially when there are so many better choices.
I want my 200 grand back, but more importantly,
I want my four wasted years back.