Boston University Reviews of Bachelor's in Biology

  • 5 Reviews
  • Boston (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $62,360
80% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Biology

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Daniel Ehrenpreis
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"Boston University offers an incredible network of intellectual peers, esteemed professors, worldwide opportunities, cultural diversity, and the ability to freely develop yourself. You may be wondering, "is it truly worth the cost?", and my response is "yes!" My time at Boston University was one of personal growth, adaptation, and recognition. Starting college at 17 years old, I was able to hone in on what I was truly interested in, and the biggest influencing factor was being encompassed by a wide-range of peers with career interests ranging from film and television communications to gastronomy. On top of the incredible people that you will meet, being able to study in a major city opens the door for opportunities into any sort of field that you may be interested in! The city of Boston is a fun and historical place to explore, which truly fed my curious nature. Whether you want to go to the Museum of Fine Arts (Free for all Boston University student, by the way), eat authentic Chinese cuisine in downtown Chinatown, or just walk the esplanade around the Charles River, everything is literally a step away from campus! Additionally, Boston University focuses on providing the most "bang-for-your-buck" in looking beyond academics to focus on career goals and opportunities. The career center at Boston University provides any individual (currently or previously) affiliated with the institution to find internships in the area, scholarships for post-graduate pursuits, and even application/resume aid. Being apart of a vibrant community of scholars in the heart of an eclectic city, will open your eyes to a whole new world of community and potential! Boston University has lead me to my greatest passions and will always be the institution that has shaped me into the person I am today!"
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Boston University is a great school with a rigorous Biology curriculum. The downside is that the university is expensive with increasing tuition each year and no increase in financial aid. There is also not much diversity or support for multicultural students."
Vincent J. Sinatra
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Boston University has a very large and diverse student body, with tons of options for what degree you can pursue or career you are interested in. However, the cost of attendance is likely its biggest weakness. Depending on your major, it seems hard to justify the cost of attendance if your desired field is not a particularly affluent one. However, if you know what field you are interested and can afford it, then the school is one of the best places to learn and grow, and I loved all 4 years I spend at BU. I majored in Human Physiology at Sargent College of Health Sciences, which prepared me well for medical school at SUNY Downstate, which I am currently attending. The professors throughout BU vary in terms of quality, as some are recruited purely for their research and have not had much experience teaching as a profession, but the difficult yet relevant coursework and lack of hand-holding really strengthens students for graduate programs--especially medical school. I am so glad that I was able to take gross anatomy with actual cadaver dissections, as well as neuroanatomy, systems physiology and cardiopulmonary pathophysiology while in undergrad. These classes really help put students in the mindset of a clinician and overall are of a higher quality than most programs I have heard of. In summary, BU has a high cost but can yield you extraordinary experience, growth as a person, and a host of opportunities pursue while in college or afterward."
Jenn T
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Boston University is an institution that challenged me to explore my boundaries. I participated in the study abroad program and lived outside of the US for the first time in my life. When I got back, I pursued research opportunities, became an RA, and got involved in the Boston communities. I believe that BU helped me greatly in my path towards medicine. Since graduating, I took two gap years and worked as a research assistant in the Boston-based laboratory. I have since moved on to becoming a medical student."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"It's a great university, but the school means nothing if you're not meant for college. College taught me very little in terms of academic knowledge, and very much in terms of how life works. Those life lessons, while very valuable, could have been learned for a fraction of the cost of a private university either in state school, community college or even trade school. Remember, when you graduate you are being put into a global work force. You're not just going to compete for jobs with people in your area, you're competing with the entire world for many of the degrees that are offered. Art history sounds fun, but there's such a limited job market for it that unless you're the best of the best you'll never get a job that can actually support you. If you are not willing to give up a party to be studying avoid majors that have limited job opportunity. And seriously consider trades. You can't outsource fixing an engine to India. Don't give up on your dreams, but be honest with yourself about what your dreams are. If you're unsure, which I certainly was, don't make my mistake and stubbornly pick a major you're not passionate about and get into tons of debt because "that's what you're supposed to do." You spend the first 18 years of your life getting ready to be an adult, and you're expected to decide how you want to support yourself as an adult before you even know who you are as an adult. It's not really fair is it? That's the lesson I learned as I racked up $100,000 in student loans. It wasn't BU's fault, and if academics are what you really want it's a great school, but don't trick yourself into thinking you need to go to a great college."