Location: Boston, MA
Size: 18,165 undergraduate
Percent Women: 60%
Tuition (one year): $45,686
Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Communication, Journalism and Related Programs; Engineering; Health Professions and Related Programs
Greek Life: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 34%
For more information about financial aid, scholarships, majors, study abroad, and average test scores, visit Boston University's website at www.bu.edu/admissions.
Why Choose BU?
“BU’s location is great because there are a lot of things to do on the weekends and plenty of opportunities for internships. BU also has really good academic programs and employers know this, which will help with the job search after graduation.”
“I didn't get a chance to visit BU before I was accepted, but the school was great on paper. What mattered to me was location, availability of my major (journalism), and opportunities for internships, jobs, etc. Once I visited to narrow down my decision, I really liked that the school had a distinct enough campus but was still integrated well into the city.”
“BU's a big school and it's in the biggest city nearest to my town. It has a great business program, and if I didn't like the major, I could switch out easily without transferring to another college. I get to pursue my dance passion through BU Jalwa, a co-ed fusion Bollywood dance team that gets to travel the country every now and then and compete. It's a perfect mix.”
“As a prospective student, I was looking for a college in a big city with a lot of opportunities and a strong business program. The main reason I chose BU was the prestige of the School of Management. The professors have a lot of experience and are well connected, and the school itself is one of the top ranked business schools in the country. I also love that BU's campus is a part of Boston, rather than a campus in the suburbs around it.”
“I chose BU because I knew I wanted to go to school in Boston. There are a ton of different schools here, and I looked at many of them, but BU managed to stand out as the best fit. I like that although it may be a huge school, it can feel small. I knew as soon as I toured BU that I could see myself here. I wanted to be independent at college and BU seemed like a good place to do just that.”
“I wanted to come to BU because when I went on my first tour, no other school compared to the academic level, the people and the environment.”
“As a transfer student I was looking for a school with more people and more things to do. At my old school I felt like I was just attending another year of high school. BU has given me the real college experience I’ve been looking for, plus its ideal for my major.”
“Growing up near Boston, I had never seriously considered going to school in the city. On a whim I toured BU as my last college, and I fell in love. I chose BU because I felt like it encompassed all that I was looking for in my college experience plus more.”
“My favorite part of BU is the location because our campus is the actual city of Boston, so there is an endless amount of activities to do. My personal favorite is the plethora of coffee shops in the area.”
“BU has an amazing fitness and recreation facility, with four floors of cardio and weight equipment, as well as a track and plenty of studios for classes like Zumba, Beach Body Workout, and Pilates. BU is also situated right in the heart of Boston! With Fenway Park and Kenmore Square for a backyard, there's never a shortage of things for BU students to do in the city.”
“I love the late night cafe! It's so convenient to be able to grab a smoothie or some other snacks to fuel your late night studying or that paper you've been procrastinating on.”
“The best parts of BU are Bay State Dining, how nice the School of Management building is, and the fact that the T stops right in front of my dorm. My favorite BU traditions are BU Raas-Leela (Garba), the BUIC Fall/Spring Show, and Lobster Nights in the dining halls.”
“I really enjoy going to hockey games and experiencing all the traditions that have been around for decades like the songs and cheers and the good luck items.”
My favorite thing about BU is that I can walk down the campus and see people with different styles and of different cultures. I love that BU is a melting pot in itself.”
“Housing. The freshman dorms are very typical college dorms, but after that students are better off going off campus than dealing with sophomore dorms (unless they can get pulled into the really nice dorms in StuVi for upperclassmen).”
“Warren Dining NEEDS TO CHANGE. I was stuck here 2 days before the last day of exams, and they closed down at 8pm instead of 9:30pm with no warning, nothing, like what?”
“BU definitely struggles with its gender ratio - we're hovering somewhere around 60/40, female to male. It is especially obvious in some majors, where there could be three or four guys in a class of 20.”
“It's a city campus and there isn't a ton of green space which bothers some.”
“I would love to see more healthy food choices on campus. It’s a constant struggle to avoid the Freshmen 15!”
“The snow. It turns to slush and makes it slippery when walking to class at times, but they can't really control that too much.”
“The BU Shuttle is extremely unreliable. It never comes at the time that the schedule says.”
New Collegiette on Campus
“To be a freshman at BU is like having Wi-Fi. You have so much access to knowledge and resources. Sometimes it's overwhelming. What club should I join? How do I earn money? These questions constantly probed me in the beginning of the year. But the great thing is that all you have to do is talk to people. They have experience and you have the resources. When combined, you can truly make your BU experience memorable!”
“Orientation is when you get your first real college experience. You typically stay on campus and see what it feels like to have a dorm, communal bathroom and a roommate. You start meeting lots of your fellow classmates and developing your first friendships at college. In terms of orientation, you usually attend lectures regarding topics from scheduling classes to extracurricular activities to campus life. Orientation may seem like a lot to consume at first but with time, you will be quickly accustomed to college life.”
“Well, Warren Towers in East Campus is normally a go-to dorm for freshmen because of how close it is to CAS (where most freshmen have their first year classes), and because of the fact that it has a dining hall. West Campus on the other hand has a dining hall, but its further away from classes. But most freshmen decide to live in West anyways because it’s closer to Fitrec and a majority of the social life at BU is there.”
“It's easy to get to know upperclassmen depending on the clubs or organizations that you join. It's true that first years tend to stick together, but only because most of the classes and dorms we live in are freshmen oriented. Upperclassmen are the ones initiating group activities or hosting events that pertain to students of all ages, so if freshmen attend those, they'll meet upperclassmen in no time at all.”
“Everyone is friendly on campus and off campus. But it’s easier to make friends with other freshman because we’re all on the same boat, looking to make friends. The upperclassmen are nice and willing to talk to us freshmen but they already have their niche of friends, so freshmen usually tend to stick with freshmen.”
“I think having the group on Facebook was the first time I really met other people from class. From this group, you find students around you who are also attending BU. From there, people choose to hold hangouts, which definitely helps when it comes time to making friends because you already know a handful of people who know what you’re going through because of their proximity to you.”
"As a freshman the best way to get involved with school and I believe what most freshman should do is join clubs! The first week of school BU has an event called ‘SPLASH’ and I think that definitely is a thing freshmen should check out. I attended SPLASH and I signed up for a lot of clubs. I’m currently on the Ultimate Frisbee team and in Mock Trail. Definitely join a sports team or club if you go to BU!”
All About Academics
“All of my professors have been friendly and helpful. The workload varies depending on your major, but it's manageable. A lot of people go to office hours, but it depends on whether you prefer to be more independent or not. Course registration is different depending on your major, for some it's pretty easy to get into your classes and for others it can be stressful. Advisors can be very accommodating though, so asking for help can often solve your problem.”
“I'm really happy with the professors in the School of Management (SMG). They are challenging and know their respective courses and the business world very well. However, at BU in general, professors who teach to large lectures tend to be much less engaging. Workload depends on the class itself. SMG courses in which students work in teams require a lot of work outside of class, which gets intense before major presentations. Other classes require ample time to study and understand the material, but professors generally don't assign "busy work" as homework, and the same could be said for the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) electives. Courses in the College of Communications (COM) generally don't have much work outside of class. The SMG advisers are very helpful. Course registration is simple enough, but gets stressful when you don't have a good time slot to register.”
“From a Science major perspective, academics here at BU are very challenging and have pushed me to a new level as a student. While it is hard to get an A, it is possible with a lot of hard work. You really need to put in the hours, but the professors and TFs are generally really helpful, especially if you take an active interest in learning the material. Earning an A here is absolutely a lot more meaningful than in high school.”
“Professors are a hit/miss. I've had a pretty good experience for the most part. The School of Management workload fluctuates. As a first-semester freshman, my workload wasn't that strong. And going to office hours for my SMG course's wasn't really "a thing." Course registration can be stressful if you don’t get an early time slot!”
“Even in the courses that teach the classics, BU’s professors think up innovative ways to present the material. Every class I’ve taken has been engaging and has challenged me to think in a different way. I’ve never had a problem with a professor.”
“Registration is organized and seems to be well managed. Professors are great and usually have plenty of opportunities for office hours and are welcoming and encouraging for students to come to them. I was pleased with the fact that even in a large lecture you can get to know the professor. Also, the discussion sections are ideal opportunities to make sure you aren't lost and don't feel like just a number in a lecture.”
“BU makes class registration pretty fair. Registration times are based on the last digit of your BUID. As a junior, I like that we have priority in choosing classes over underclassmen, because we have a lot of required classes we need to get to graduate on time! Registration is stressful, but planning out your schedule ahead of time makes it a little easier.”
“Everyone has their own favorite study spot. I like being in my room to study some stuff, and I go to Mugar to write big papers. The library is always crowded. Some people prefer their school’s lounge or designated study areas, like Hillel. It’s all about what works for you.”
Learn from the Best
“In terms of selecting courses I would advise everyone to step outside their comfort zone a little bit. BU offers a crazy number of unique courses and as long as you plan it out with your advisor you can experience new and exciting courses while still fulfilling your requirements. It really ensures that when you graduate, you leave knowing a little bit about everything as well as a lot about one specific thing.”
“The African American Studies House is this cozy little department in South campus and it is not only a warm and friendly place but it’s quiet enough that it’s a good place to study as well as have a good conversation. A big plus is that it’s the only department I’ve been to on campus that is always stocked with snacks and coffee that everyone is welcomed to.”
“Professor Dodge (COM) is one of those professors that really goes the extra mile to help his students. He is passionate and really knows his stuff and as an added bonus he’s kind of cute too. I definitely recommend his class.”
“I took Oceanography with Professor Wally Fulweiler to fulfil my natural science requirement and I’d highly recommend that course, especially if you’re not scientifically inclined. You don’t even really have to be into marine biology or anything like that initially because the course piques your interest and by the end of it you realize how relevant it is to real life.”
“If you’re an English major, do yourself a favor and take a class with Professor Martin. I’m not sure how, but he makes Aristotle and Plutarch, not just interesting but funny. His enthusiasm about the subject is contagious and even though it was a rough course, he made it that much easier.”
"I would say that office hours are probably the most under-utilized aspect of college. I didn’t start going until Spring of my junior year and I feel like I really missed the chance to meet and converse with my professors on a one on one level. It really is important to make a connection with your professors not only to do better in the course but in case you need a reference or just to perhaps make a friend that can really guide you academically."
Interests & Involvement
"What I've liked about joining a club is the friends I've made. They give me a sense of community and a group of people I know I can always go to when I'm at school."
“There are tons of clubs. During the first week there's an activity fair called SPLASH where you can walk around and find out about all the clubs and activities. A lot of people are involved in clubs, but there are people who aren't. It depends on your preference. Some clubs allow you to get experience with other majors or get more experience with your own major, which is really cool.”
“I'm currently only involved in Greek life, but want to get more involved. SPLASH or word-of-mouth are probably the best ways to hear about what clubs are offered and what clubs would suit you best. Going Greek was one of the best decisions I've made in my life, and has definitely enhanced my college experience, and helped me find a place where I fit in socially on campus.”
"I think people join clubs and organizations especially in college because it’s a good way to meet new people. I've enjoyed meeting people who share the same interests as me. Also, meeting people that I wouldn't otherwise. The clubs that I most often hear about are Cru, Tastebuds, and Habitat for Humanity.
"I believe that people join clubs because of peer pressure and resume building. I am a member of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) and I work with the Pinterest team. The club is a good introduction to the PR major. I joined not just for fun, but to gain work experience."
"BU Jalwa, a co-ed fusion Bollywood dance team, is a big time commitment for me and it's great fun. I get to travel everywhere and they're my family away from home. There are also other Indian dance teams that compete nationally like Bhangra, Chankaar, Fatakada, etc. There are other cool dance teams like Fusion, and an all-girl hip hop team, Vibes. There are many options for A-Cappella and performing arts as well!”
“I am part of the Robotics club, where I mentor a team of high school students. I enjoy the hands-on engineering and inspiring people to become engineers. Joining a club is beneficial for two reasons: 1) good networking and 2) doing something fun and interesting and not doing intense work.”
“After having been on the E-Board of an organization for 3 years, I have really enjoyed seeing the ways in which the organization changes. Each year, the freshman class brings a new energy and each year the new leadership slightly changes the direction of the organization according to what the new members want to see in their club. Mentoring has been a huge part of what I love most about being in an organization. As a freshman, I was mentored by some of the greatest upperclassmen and now, being on the other end, I am trying to be a good resource and just someone that the incoming freshmen feel comfortable talking to about anything. In addition, being a part of 3 different fantastic leadership teams for the past 3 years has really allowed me to feel a part of a community and a family.”
"BU has no shortage of clubs and other organizations to get involved with. If you for some reason can't find a club that that you really want to join, BU makes it super easy for you to join together with friends and start your own organization. No matter what night of the week it is, there's always at least one organization putting on a different kind of event. This means free food and prizes whenever you want!"
“Because BU is Division 1, the sports are really fun to watch. The teams are always good and the games are really exciting to go to. Men's hockey is arguably the most popular sport because we don't have a football team, but the hockey team is one of the best teams in the country so it definitely makes up for the lack of football. The tickets to things are free with your sports pass, which is also a great benefit that a lot of D1 schools don't offer. Another awesome thing is the number of intramural and club sports offered at BU. There's everything you could imagine if you're still looking to continue playing a sport after high school or want to try something totally new. The athletic facilities are great and you can even sign up to rock climb right in the fitness center.”
“I would say that for a city school without a football team, there is a strong sense of school pride at BU. On any given game day, you will see people lining up outside of Agganis Arena decked out in their finest terrier apparel. I think that there is definitely a divide between the non-athletes and athletes in terms of their schedules, but I have so many friends who are athletes that I think it really doesn't create too much of a division.”
"I am a student from the south, where football is life! So I was skeptical about coming to a school like BU where there is no football team and hockey, a sport I wasn't familiar with, dominates. But attending my first hockey game freshman year changed my doubts! The student section was so lively, fun, and aggressive. BU students definitely love and support their athletes! I felt as if I was back home cheering in the 'scream team' section of my high school's football team. Since freshman year I have been in BU's top 40, a reward program in which students gain points for attending BU sporting events. I've won awesome prizes for it, like Red Sox game tickets! So I guess you can say I've grown to love hockey too, this coming from a southern football lover!
“Sports culture at BU is pretty hush hush, except for hockey! We will take any chance to shout about how BC sucks (our biggest rival!)...even if we're not playing them that night.”
“Sports team wise, everyone knows and loves BU hockey. The games are packed with people decked out in red and white, and sporting the usual face paint- a red terrier paw print. BU is also filled with entertaining intramural sports ranging from rugby to quidditch. While so many college sports take over the city, we of course have our beloved Red Sox team, which never fails to make us proud.”
“The most popular sport at BU hands down is hockey! I have only made it to a few games, but being a part of the student section is an experience every BU terrier needs to have. There is even a group on campus called the Dog Pound, dedicated, passionate fans who show up to as many sporting events both campus-wide and across the country as possible. Division 1 sports are not the only way to stay active on campus; there are also intramural and club sports too! And lastly, one of the great things about BU being right in the city of Boston is the opportunity to see the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, and Patriots games!”
“There's no specific attire that girls wear. It's completely up to you. Some prefer to be more stylish, and others are more laid back. I believe the male to female ratio is 4 to 6 so there are more women on campus.”
“There's a broad range of types of women on campus. Women at BU are generally beautiful and stylish. Most of the women in SMG are either preppy or international students, but are very ambitious and hard-working. The women I've met through Greek life are also preppy, but are in general very nice, intelligent, driven, and involved in the school.”
“To me, a ‘typical BU girl’ is someone who is very intelligent, self-aware, and passionate.”
“I think BU girls are a little tougher, a little more outgoing and a little more driven than other universities I’ve seen… It seems like girls here, when they pick something, be that extracurriculars, sports, Greek life, they really commit to it. I think that’s really positive. ”
“Some may see it as a dating issue, but personally, I see the gender ratio on campus as a great sign. For a long time women have been kept out of the education sphere. I think the fact that there’s more women than men on our campus means that not only do girls care more about pursuing a higher education, but their parents do as well.”
“I think girls who go to school in rural places may find there’s more prejudice towards certain majors, or probably a greater social push towards certain majors. Urban campuses like BU’s seem to be a lot more open to women.”
“I’m a little cautious on going overboard with things like women’s centers- you don’t want to start treating us too differently. I mean what is so different about being a woman that requires its own, completely different office? I think BU is set with the offices we have right now (Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Center, Center for Gender and Sexuality).”
Food & Drink
“The dining hall at 100 Bay State is the best on campus. The George Sherman Union (GSU) is a good option for food-on-the-go, and has a central location on campus, which makes it a good meeting place. Food is pretty expensive though, which makes it hard for people off campus to justify eating in any of the dining halls.”
“Food is great! There's lots of options and lots of different places to eat if you're looking to mix it up. Also, there's obviously plenty of restaurants so close by if you're sick of dining hall food.”
“Although many people may feel wildly-unenthused by the idea of eating at a dining hall, I think this notion is abandoned at BU. BU Dining often partners with the Sargent Choice Nutrition Center and FitRec and concocts delicious and nutritious foods to keep the student body healthy.”
"Everyone hates on Make a Difference Monday, but as a Vegetarian, it's my favorite day of the week."
“When I want something quick and filling to eat, but don't feel like going to the dining hall or GSU during their busiest hours, I head to Rize in the basement of 100 Bay State Road. They revamped their lunch menu this year and have really great sandwiches, salads, smoothies, and more unique and freshly made pastries. My new favorite is their italian RiZer, which is bread stuffed with chicken, pesto, broccoli and mozzarella cheese. It's always a quiet place to sit, eat, and study, but also very fast service while on the go!”
“If you're tired of dining hall dinners, BU has a plethora of alternate dining options. At the BU Student Union, BU has a large food court full of anything you could possibly imagine such as Basho Sushi, Pinkberry, and Loose Leafs for salads.”
“Chipotle is my religion. I've written the Dean multiple times about replacing our shower water with burritos, but I've yet to hear a response. Don't regret gaining the Freshman Fifteen. No one should ever regret eating this amazing food.”
“I love to go to Blue State coffee on Sunday mornings. If I can pull myself out of bed, I can find a spot to sip on my tea in the morning and by the time lunch comes around, I can enjoy their incredible vegan tuna melt. Their prices are reasonable, and their food is sustainable, nutritious, and delicious.”
“My favorite place to eat is El Pelon Taqueria near Fenway. The small restaurant has the best burritos in Boston hands down. Their El Guapo burrito with fried plantains is the perfect combination. I go with my friends who have a big stomach since the burrito is bigger than your face!
“Sunset Cantina is definitely one of the best places on campus to go grab something to eat and drink for students of any year. It is best known for its nachos and margaritas, plus, if you go, you are almost guaranteed to run into someone you know!”
“The social scene at BU is what you make of it. There are lots of ways to meet people and plenty of things to do whether you’re exploring the city or going out with friends. You just have to get out there.”
“Most of the party scene is off-campus in Allston. Freshmen almost invariably go to frat parties, upperclassmen go to frat parties, apartment parties, clubs, and bars around the city. Alternatives include going to friends' club/organization events and performances on campus, going to the movies, going to sports events, going out to dinner, hanging out in the dorms.”
“I’m not much of a partier, but I do know that people do it and where they go sometimes. There are always frat parties, kickbacks, and parties at the other schools. I like to do more low-key stuff like going to movies, out to dinner, and doing stuff in the city.”
“On weekends there are parties, but there are also activities for the non-partiers. Alcohol use is not as prevalent as the typical college stereotype, but it's there. Alternatives to partying are going to see a movie, shopping on Newbury Street, going for a walk in Boston Common, going out to dinner, going to the aquarium, or exploring the city.”
“Frats are usually just for freshmen or people in Greek Life. There are tons of bars around campus that upperclassmen go to since we’re so close to Fenway Park and the Back Bay area. Since we’re so close to these areas, there are also GREAT restaurants to go out to eat as an alternative to going out. I personally love trying out all of the amazing food the city has to offer!”
“Open frat parties are more popular for freshman and sophomore classes, with many underclassmen opting for MIT frat parties as well. For upperclassmen, apartment parties and bars are usually the norm. Alcohol and drug use is fairly prevalent on campus for those who seek it out, but there are definitely alternatives. BU Student Activities always has events on the weekends for those who prefer not to drink. We’re also right in the heart of Boston, just a T-ride away from the Theater District.”
“BU students really look out for one another. I was walking back with my friend late at night and another group of girls who were walking back in the same direction offered to walk with us.”
“Being surrounded by so many other colleges, we get to meet a lot of other students from the neighboring schools. It gives me a chance to branch out and meet new people.”
“Because we’re in a city, most people choose a group they feel safe with and stick with that group throughout the night.”
“Freshmen dorms are what you would expect of typical college freshmen dorms. They are small doubles without much closet space, but at least the freshmen dorms are full of other freshmen, so you get to meet new people within your floor/tower wherever you live, West or Warren. Housing for sophomores is tough if you stay on campus, unless you get lucky with your housing number (unlikely) or you get to know an upperclassman that can pull you in to the nicer upperclassman dorms.”
“I like dorm life because I have a roommate and live so close to my friends so I never feel lonely."
“I wanted a roommate who was really chill and laid back, so I talked to some people on the class facebook page and ended up finding my roommate through that."
“Although there are two main hubs where freshmen live (Warren Towers and West Campus), I still feel like there are plenty of housing options. I have friends who live in Myles Standish, 575 Commonwealth Avenue, and Kilachand Hall. Overall, I feel safe living in Warren towers. It's conveniently located in the center of the campus and it's a great place to meet people.”
“Dorms are not that bad. They can be small but they aren't too cramped. There are a lot of different housing options- dormitory style, apartment style, and brownstones. Options definitely get better as you get older. I believe living on campus is more popular because it's more convenient but there are certainly students who live off campus. The dorms are very safe, we have to swipe in and there are security guards there.”
“Dorms are very safe; security gets kind of tedious when you live in the dorms, but it's reassuring to know it’s there. For freshmen dorms, Warren has the best central location, West has a more social environment, but each has its own convenient dining hall attached to the ground level of the residences.”
"There are cameras everywhere, including in the elevators in my dorm in west campus and security is tight entering the building. It is really strict bringing people into the dorm from outside of school which can be annoying but then again that's a good thing because it keeps everyone safe. I never feel unsafe in my dorm, even at night with the door unlocked."
“Boston is a city where there's always something going on. It's a really walkable city in the sense that it's not overwhelmingly big or busy, and it's considered safe and easy to navigate. There's always a different restaurant to try and different cafés and shops to go to. No matter the season you can always find something to do and somewhere different to go. The public transportation is something I think really helps make it so easy too. The T has probably 5 or 6 stops right in the BU campus and can take you anywhere you'd want to go whether it's the mall, the movies, the aquarium, or the North End.”
“Being in a city, there are endless opportunities for what to do with your night. Depending on the day, you can check out bars and clubs. Some popular ones for BU students are T’s Pub, TITS, as well as Estate Night Club and Bijou. If you want to stay closer to campus, you can experience Greek life at BU or other schools. And if you’re not really feeling like going out out, you can always just explore the city or get a bite to eat at any of the amazing restaurants in the area!”
“Boston is such a great city to live in during your college years. As Boston is a hub to some of the nation's best universities, there are always new students to meet and things to do! Because the city of Boston really is the campus for BU, it feels as if you are more than just a student, but a young adult living in the city. There are so many cute coffee shops (Pavement, Blue State Coffee, many Starbucks...) where you can go to power out some homework or indulge in some ‘me time.’ Not to mention, having Newbury St. be just a few T stops away is most collegiette's dream, and a BU collegiette's reality!”
“Boston is a vibrant, young-spirited city filled with excellent opportunities, fun-loving people, and great food. If you want something to eat on-the-run, you can stop by a food truck; if you are craving a sit-down meal at a chocolate restaurant, then go to Max Brenner. Basically any kind of food you want, Boston has it. Boston also has some beautiful hidden spots where you can go relax, and gain some peace in your day. For instance, the esplanade on BU's campus never fails to disappoint. BU and Boston are meshed together with a strong sense of community; in fact all of Boston holds the motto ‘Boston Strong’ which pulls us all together, and makes students feel close to one-another. There is nothing that makes me more proud than knowing how much strength one city has.”
“There are so many food options so close to campus. I love going to Angora Café for froyo, Zafigs in Brookline for brunch, and if you’re in the mood for great burritos, Anna’s Taqueria is the place! Not so far from campus is Newbury Street, super easy to get to either by the T or a cab. There are millions of restaurants like Stephanie’s and Cafeteria (two of my favorites). Newbury is also FILLED with amazing stores. The best place if you need a study break.”
“It’s actually extremely common for people to have internships in Boston. There are so many opportunities for students to get them because we are in the center of a working environment. I personally have an internship for the Massachusetts Secretary of State, and as a political science major, it’s great to be able to have an internship in what I’m studying. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to see the concepts I learn in class implemented in real life situations.”
“Boston is such a college city. There are so many schools within the area that you constantly have the opportunity to meet new people and network yourself. We are also surrounded by so many tourist attractions like Fenway, the Freedom Trail, Museum of Fine Arts, and Faneuil Hall. I’m from New York so people always ask how Boston compares to NYC. I usually say Boston is like a quieter and cleaner version of it, it almost feels like a town with all of the brownstones and trees. Although the winters can get beyond cold, it’s nice to be going to school in a real world environment. “
“Being from Massachusetts and coming to BU, I was worried that the city would get boring, but that is not the case at all! From ice skating on Frog Pond to shopping and going out to eat at Faneuil Hall, Boston and BU combined have so much to offer no matter what day or what time of the year. Some of the best times me and my friends have had so far at BU are spent wondering all over Boston!”
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