- Class: Junior
- Major: English
- Gender: F
- High School: Joel Barlow High School
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about BU are the academics and the amount of resources available to the students. Although it is difficult to find out about all of the resources available to help students (school, job search, etc.) they are very helpful. The worst thing about BU is that there is not really a sense of community. There are a lot of students and a lot of girls. There are a lot of different people, so it could be difficult to find your "niche". When I tell people I go to BU, generally their response is "Wow, you must be really smart!" There is very little school pride. There is no football team, however BU hockey is very big. The most frequent student complaint is that there is not enough going on and people feel isolated.
Some professors know your name, others do not. Depending on how big the class is. Usually professors make an effort to learn your name. My favorite classes have been my english classes, the professors are very smart and experienced. My least favorite classes were the required classes, like math and general science. Students are competitive and the general feeling on campus is that people are always trying to get ahead and get the best grades they can. A lot of money was put into the English department so they have some of the best professors and classes are especially interesting. I think people that graduate from BU have a very strong academic background and will be in good shape to get a job. There are resources at BU to help people get internships and jobs, help with resume building, etc.
There are lot so different religions and races at BU. I'd say most of the people are upper middle class, although there are many people on scholarship. I think people that do not like cities and do not do well with diversity and independence would not like BU. It is not your typical sorority campus college. BU students are from all over the world, there is a large contingency of people from New England. Students are very politically aware.
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