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Why did you choose this school?

Honestly, I didn’t have a choice to choose which school I wanted to go among the list since I applied to BU with an early decision. However, I won’t change my decision if I had the opportunity to choose to go to other schools since BU has always been my personal “top school” for its location, majors offered, and the overall environment. 

What is your favorite thing about your school?

My favorite thing about BU is the accessibility of staff members for students when they need help of any kind. Staff members at BU are all passionate about being supportive and providing assistance and suggestions to students. As a BU student, I will not hesitate to ask for help from one of them since they’re reliable, and I can really get what I need out of the process. Honestly, you can ask for help on anything, whether it is about academic, career planning, or personal stuff that you want to talk about, they all can handle it. All you need to do is write an email, make a call, or just walk up and talk. 

What is the best memory studying at your college?

It’s gonna be the night of a rivalry battle between BU and BC’s hockey teams. It’s an annual tradition that the school will even start promoting while the match is still a month away. I was there as an audience to support my own school on that day. What made it so memorable for me is my personal excitement towards ice hockey and the unexpected bond between every BU student inside the stadium. The random guy sitting right next to you won’t feel like a stranger for you anymore because the game brings you all together. You belong to the BU community regardless of gender, identity, ethnicity, and race. Believe it or not, this ended up as one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. 

Do you think it’s worth it?

BU has done a great job presenting its strength and benefits to its students. However, that doesn’t make BU the perfect school with no weakness and things that irritate students. In general, Boston University is a well-rounded private institution that is great in many ways. In other words, BU doesn’t have a specific field of study that’s best known for among the colleges in the US. I personally do think BU is worth attending. Still, you might get a different response from other BU students that are totally unlike who I am. 

Justin Chuang, Boston University ’23

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