Boston University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (34)
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.
It's a big school with a pretty good IR program. Unlike other schools, if you don't put in a lot of effort it's hard to make friends, especially as a transfer.
A great location, some pretty excellent professors, and a very wide variety of extra-curricular activities.
I loved BU and I felt like I really belonged there. Boston is a perfect city for a student. There's so much to do, both at the university and in the city in general. Most of the professors I had across the board, though in my particular field, there were many who were brilliant and did amazing research but were bad at teaching. In those particular classes, the students had to band together and teach ourselves a lot, but we also grew pretty close that way.
I loved BU even more with each passing semester. Some complain that there is no campus, but the city itself is your campus. Much of the on-campus housing could do improving, but there are also nicer options if you do your research. The faculty are outstanding, the on-campus food options are great, and the Hockey team is really fun. It's great to mingle with other of the thousands of college students in Boston as well.
My four years at BU were an exceptional experience. I took full advantage of the wide variety of courses and extracurricular activities that they offered.
Great experience - way to meet diverse people from multiple backgrounds. a great way to make new friends and also learn from others who have different perspective. my college was right in the city so that was another great experience for me.
Boston University was a very challenging school to attend. Known nationwide for grade deflation (only allowing professors to give a prescribed percentage of As and Bs in each course, causing them to shift down grades to meet that curve). There are amazing professors, and I learned a lot there, but I had to work very hard to complete my degree.
Expensive, but great quality of education
Attending BU was more than an education, it was a learning experience in all the best senses if the word. It was a coming of age in an academic atmosphere grounded upon a platform of social maturation. The history department had a stellar reputation and we as students benefited from some of the best minds in the field. Yes, this was a long time ago for me, but, I am aware that BU''s reputation as an institution of higher education ib all fields has increased exponentially over the years