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Boston University campus

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  • kevster1001kevster1001 Registered User Posts: 2,559 Senior Member
    eh, it's okay. lots of people in this thread seem to love the campus, however. quite interesting.
  • LergnomLergnom Registered User Posts: 7,926 Senior Member
    Columbia is not in the Bronx; it's in upper Manhattan. The campus is truly urban but it's also pretty darn small; almost all the classrooms you'd be in, the main freshman dorm, the student center, the underground gym (which isn't that big) are all around a quad. The actual athletic facilities are up at the tip of the island.

    NYU has a more "urban" campus; it's a bunch of building scattered in and around that section of lower Manhattan.
  • odin64xodin64x Registered User Posts: 692 Member
    To the OP: Try and visit BU to get a feel for the campus so you can make your own opinions rather than rely on others. As you can see from the posts on this thread, some ppl love it and some ppl don't.

    To everyone else: I don't understand why you're throwing out names of other universities in regards to chris2k5's comment. If he thinks BU has the best campus in the Northeast, then thats his opinion. "Best" is subjective and it all depends on your preferences.
  • MonoclideMonoclide Registered User Posts: 972 Member
    Cliffnotes: BU's campus is like the Bronx of Boston. Urban only in feel, inconvenient at best.

    Dear God. I don't think you've ever been to the Bronx.
  • myoneandonlymyoneandonly Registered User Posts: 762 Member
    Have to agree with the above! Besides Comm. Ave. resembling absolutely nothing in The Bronx, The Bronx is a 1/2 hr. ride into NYC, whereas BU is a 15 min. walk to Copley Square, the heart of Boston.

    A trip down areas on Fordham Rd., Morris Park Ave., and Arthur Ave. should be in your future before you make such outlandish comparisons.
  • CoolbrezzeCoolbrezze Registered User Posts: 5,403 Senior Member
    Thanks for the comments, it help me understand that Boston doesn't have much of a campus... and probably not a typical college school. Due to lack of sports ( like football stadium etc...) lack of greek life, and lack of large lawn/ connected campus. It's a interesting school, though the whole student body may also be lost in the city of Boston. Giving the impression that not much goes on campus, and it's just there to walk on for class.
    Any opinions?
  • AliAngelAliAngel Registered User Posts: 736 Member
    1st: commonwealth ave is your campus
    2nd: HOCKEY?! BEANPOT?! ONE OF THE TOP 5 TEAMS IN THE NATION?! HELLO ARE YOU SERIOUS?! BESIDES THE ADDITIONAL TENNIS, TRACK, BASKETBALL, ETC?!
    3rd: frats off the top of my head: kappa sig, zbt, pike, chi phi, etc.
    sororities off the top ot my head: delta gamma, alpha phi, gamma phi beta, etc.
    4th: lost in boston? for real? nyu is lost in new york, bu is its own area. and if you hate cities, don't even think about coming here.
    5th: formals on campus, we just had a casino night, concerts, lectures by famous academics-->then off campus there's the waterfront, quincy markey & faneuil hall, copley & prudential malls, cambridge, need i go on?!

    lastly: if you want no city, lots of green, and huge greek life, go to some midwest hokey school and don't come here
  • odin64xodin64x Registered User Posts: 692 Member
    Coolbreeeze, honestly, if those are the things you're looking for in a college/campus then don't apply to BU. It's been said many times that we DO NOT have a traditional campus. Make your decisions based on your preferences. I'm assuming that your applying to Michigan, BU and Michigan are two completely different schools. I personally got into Michigan and came to BU cause I was looking for a city school. And you should understand that one of the benefits of BU is that you CAN GET LOST in Boston, afterall, why would you want to stay on campus all the time...
  • diontechristmasdiontechristmas Registered User Posts: 2,891 Senior Member
    2nd: HOCKEY?! BEANPOT?! ONE OF THE TOP 5 TEAMS IN THE NATION?! HELLO ARE YOU SERIOUS?! BESIDES THE ADDITIONAL TENNIS, TRACK, BASKETBALL, ETC?!

    Yay for BU hockey, but the overall sports scene is a total joke. Even the hockey support isn't great.
  • BUBaileyBUBailey Registered User Posts: 651 Member
    Well, it isn't Big Ten football, but there are enough fans that it's really fun to go to the hockey games. But if you're expecting UMich-style packed stadiums...ain't gonna happen.
  • AliAngelAliAngel Registered User Posts: 736 Member
    lol i feel like you'd have to be a moron though to not know which are the schools with huge football teams and which aren't...and the fact that BU is undefeated since 1997 due to lack of a football team

    if you want packed stadiums, obvious choices include: penn state, bc, nebraska, alabama, etc.

    btw, BU may only be #3 in hockey east but we're now #1 in the nation (behind us is notre dame and then northeastern...and bc is 12th hahahahah)
  • diontechristmasdiontechristmas Registered User Posts: 2,891 Senior Member
    Well I'm hardly a moron, but I thought I'd be able to cope with not having a football team, but I wasn't. As far as Michigan style packed stadiums, believe me, I'm aware, because I was on the road trip to Michigan for the BU/UMich games...

    Btw, we're still #2 in HE. UVM is a win behind.
  • odin64xodin64x Registered User Posts: 692 Member
    This thread is becoming a joke. It's pretty obvious who loves BU and who doesn't. But for the sake of being informative to the OP, can we not argue about the significance of BU's place in the hockey standings? We all know that BU isn't Mich or the other athletic power house schools in terms of sports. No one coming to BU should expect that. If you came here expecting a big sports scene and you didn't get it, who can you really blame but yourself?

    Despite this, however, I still think that BU has a nice balance. No, we're not in a powerhouse conference, no, we don't get nationally televised games, but that can sometimes be a good thing. The life of BU students don't revolve around athletics but if you're into it, it's there. I'm a big fan of Terrier athletics and go to all types of games. If you're really a fan of whatever sport you're into, the size of the crowd shouldn't be an issue..
  • CoolbrezzeCoolbrezze Registered User Posts: 5,403 Senior Member
    Thanks for the opinions, more is welcome.

    I didn't think Boston was a typical college campus, and knew it was closely tied to the city of Boston. Though as a college student being able to have a campus community ( along with a city community) is nice.... that's part of what I mean students get lost in the city of Boston.
  • knownaughtknownaught Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    I was lost in Boston one friday night and ended up driving north past Northeastern, the Fenway colleges, and finally BU. And for block after block after block, I saw nothing but college students. If I had crossed the bridge into Cambridge, it would have been more of the same. Students may get lost in the city of Boston, but most likely, there are lost in a crowd of students.
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