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Boston University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Average Housing Costs
$14,870/ year
Poll
56%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.170 responses
Poll
60%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.309 responses

Food

Campus Food
A+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,060/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 547 responses
Report
  • The GSU, where you have Panda Express and Rhetts
    22%
  • Bay State
    17%
  • Dunkin donuts, starbucks
    9%
  • Late Night
    8%
  • West Campus Dining Hall
    8%
  • Panera
    6%
  • Using convenience points to order Dominoes
    6%
82%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.173 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
A-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 170 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    29%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    58%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    8%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    5%

Safety

Safety
C+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
86%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.198 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 129 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    31%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    52%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    15%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    2%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 154 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    15%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    62%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    14%
  • Not very visible.
    8%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports & Activities

Men's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Basketball, Swimming and Diving, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Rowing, Lacrosse, All Track Combined
Women's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Softball, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Swimming and Diving, Soccer, Rowing, All Track Combined
Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 280 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    3%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    38%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    54%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    6%
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 227 responses
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  • Marathon monday
    20%
  • Dining Hall Events i.e Lobster Night
    17%
  • The Beanpot Hockey Event
    15%
  • Free start of the year events
    13%
  • The Free Concert
    9%
  • Our AMAZING HOCKEY GAMES
    7%
  • Midnight Madness
    5%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 162 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    2%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    38%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    41%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    7%
  • Parties? What parties?
    11%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Marathon monday
    82%
  • St. Patricks Day
    7%
  • Back Bay Ball
    6%
  • Halloween
    4%
  • Superbowl
    1%
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