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B
Sep 8, 2019
Rating 4 out of 5

I graduated over 50 years ago and am still happy that BU was the start of my Music education. I was a performance major and had the best instructors one can imagine. Also spent summers at Tanglewood. Went on successfully both in music and business and attribute it partially to the experience of BU and the entire education scene.

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P
Mar 13, 2019
Rating 4 out of 5

Academically wasn't easy if you are aiming for a gpa of 3.7+. Profs are excellent. School was very expensive. Only have 4 years so make the most of it.

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J
Feb 3, 2019
Rating 4 out of 5

College is what you make of it. Work hard.

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T
Aug 11, 2018
Rating 3 out of 5

It?s been a few years but here?s what I remember: - very international school; a lot of kids from all over the world. - campus being integrated into the city (not a lot of buildings that look like traditional school buildings) - many other schools nearby; active party scene - academics were rough; everything on an extreme curve. works both ways ? had some classes I barely scraped by on but received good grades because others did worse. - really lacked that stereotypical american college town thing that the media portrays. people took academics quite a bit more serious. - expensive. students tended to be from upper middle class to extremely wealthy.

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J
Jun 1, 2018
Rating 5 out of 5

People are competitive but generally very nice, and the education is good. A lot of resources and opportunities offered. Dorms are a little too old. Food is alright. Grade deflation though; average grade is a B (GPA 3.0), think twice if you need your U-grad grade to go to grad school.

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J
Jun 20, 2017
Rating 1 out of 5

The housing system is absolutely poor. They charge thousands of dollars and jampack multiple students in rooms only meant for one. They take old decrepid buildings, put a BU sign on it and that's it. No renovations or even safety measures have been made. Very disappointed.

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