Boston University Visit Report by jamlessberries
Visit to Boston University in July 2010 by jamlessberries(Student, HS Class of 2011)
(Member since February 16 2010 with 44 posts)
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Information Session: Yes - Was in a lecture-style room full of about 100 people or so. Was very full and they tried to pack in a lot of information in a small amount of time. I felt visiting the website was more informative.
Campus Tour: Yes - We were split into groups about 20 each. Our tour guide went over the usual building descriptions and opportunities students get and a little about herself. It was a nice campus to walk around.
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Campus Visit Notes for Boston University
We visited on a rather warm day so touring the campus was bit of a pain. The students we saw either looked annoyed or would rather not talk to us (which I don't know if it was because it was warm, it's the summer, etc.). Everyone seemed pretty busy and going somewhere. The buildings were pretty nice but there was a little bit of construction here and there that caused some problems walking around (we had to take quite a few detours). Our tour guide seemed overenthusiastic compared to the rest of the students, which I don't know if it's because she really felt that way or she was trying to give a positive impression of students. The info session seemed more of a way to say "we have amazing professors, we want you to do internships and everyone studies abroad at amazing places" instead of "students love it here" like other universities have done. They seemed to focus on more of what you'll do after college instead of what you'll do in college... which seemed odd to me as we were just trying to find out about a college and what you'll do IN it. Anyway, I have mixed feelings about my visit and probably will not end up applying here.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
Stayed in a town outside of Boston (Newton) and took a bus into Boston, so I wouldn't know of any good hotels near the school.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
We only ate at the fast food areas near the campus as we didn't have much time to sit down and eat. But there seemed to be quite a few nice cafes near the campus.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
The T was pretty good and the bus as well as the train/subway/whatever you call it ran literally right next to the campus so it was easy to get to. The public transportation system in Boston is good.