- 4 Year
- BOSTON, MA
Boston University Reviews
Rating 3.67 out of 5 3,503 reviews
I think that Boston University has a fantastic and healthy academic, athletic, and social environment that makes each and every student welcome and prepares them for successful careers upon leaving the classroom. The biggest concerns for me are the cost per semester being on the upper end for most schools in the country and the health concerns with having a campus in the middle of two busy streets, but other than that I enjoy residing here.
Boston University is a great college. The overall atmosphere is truly wonderful, with a combination of the social life, location professors, and the students. This college is absolutely amazing! The food is great there and on top of all that, it's extremely easy to get around the city. From community bikes to the T to simply walking, Boston is a perfect city to study in.
Love the bustling city atmosphere. There is always activity going on and everyone is super friendly. Facility is generally nice with the exception to some dorming aspects. Professors are experts in their respective fields and responsive to outside of class inquiries. Office hours are also available to meet with TA’s in case you need extra help on assignments. Personally my favorite part of being a studet at BU is actually commuting to class. I live in the east so it’s always nice taking a hike by the Charles River.
Amazing school! I transferred here from San Francisco and was able to find a kind community and engage in all of my academic interests. It is also amazing campus because it is beautiful and somewhat near the city.
It is a very large school, it has many resources and many professionals willing to help that want to see you succeed. The courses are very demanding, and you have to put in the work to get good grades.
The faculty members are really friendly! There are interesting activities and inspiring crosses in BU.
Great school. Good education and a diverse student population. Also located in the city so there is a lot to do around campus. Very expensive though.
Boston University offers many resources, including tutoring, mock interviewing, career pathways, and more.
it was mu dream to come here!! l really like my school, the facilities, the teachers, the diversity, the location! ehat a great opportunity i got!
Great school with great professors who are caring and knowledgeable. A little pricier than other universities.
Boston University is a large research university that offers so many opportunities. I’m a freshman and initially started as a biomedical engineering student, but am now shifting a bit thinking about medicine. The supports for students are endless with office hours, tutors, faculty supports.
I think the striking point about Boston University is the diversity. I feel as though I see so many different kinds of people on a daily basis. As a minority myself, it allows me to feel like I fit in a bit more, as I'm able to relate to my peers visually. The classes that I take have a similar effect - there are international students, students who are local to the area, and everybody is of a different culture. It creates a very interesting melting pot where you are constantly exposed to and learning about new people. I do with that some of the classes were more focused on allowing you to socialize with your peers and learn more through them, but I feel as though the office hours do a really good job of that anyways.
The campus is mostly on one road which makes things easy to find. The food from the dining halls is pretty good. The students are supper nice and inviting.
All has been great so far. The classes are good and I like most of my teachers. I just with all the classes used the same platform for lessons and homework. The freshman year dorms could use an upgrade. The dining halls are awesome
It's truly an incredible school- diverse, passionate, safe, and inclusive. The professors all truly care about your well being, and are willing to help in any way that they can. Boston is an incredible city, so the student-life balance is great as well. I'm a graduate student and truly can't recommend BU enough.
Boston University cares for its students and provides a variety of opportunities and experiences. They challenge their students in a good way and maintain a safe, healthy, and welcoming environment for their students.
Love it! I love the atmosphere and how all the teachers help students even if they ask so many annoying questions (like me).
It was an interesting experience. Granted, as a black student, I would prefer for more diversity but you get what you get.
Coming from a much smaller college, I think that the people, resources, and academics that BU offers are amazing. The campus is great and the food will not kill you (a surprisingly underrated factor in college decisions.) However, my issue is mostly with their financial aid admin. They WILL NOT help you or be transparent with you about what you need to do or what options are available, especially as a transfer student. The school will overcharge you--tack on the most expensive rooms (you can't choose your own,) a bunch of hidden fees, etc, especially in that first year. It really seems like the school is particularly money hungry despite being one of the 'world's premiere research institutions.' My advice: stack your scholarships before applying. Great school if you can actually make it to campus!
Boston University has a very large, diverse campus with lots of things for students to do. You can enrich your experience here with many social activities, there are a plethora of clubs that cater to your interests in arts, sports, academics, cooking, dancing, and more. There is also greek life if you are interested in that. The professors are amazing and go out of their way to help you understand the material, undergraduates are also encouraged to participate in faculty labs as research assistants too. This university is a great springboard for jumpstarting your career and your social life if you take advantage of all the things that are offered. Being in a bustling metro area like Boston adds to so much of the opportunities since there are also many nearby colleges and universities.