Boston University Student Panel

Recorded Thursday, September 24 at 08:00 PM

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School information

Boston University | BU

Boston, MA

Ask current BU students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!

Meet the panelists: Amanda, Marin, Isabella, and Julia

Amanda (she/her) is a sophomore from Westchester, NY in the Boston University College of Communication studying journalism. She loves getting involved in Student Government, Greek Life, and is a writer for the Daily Free Press, BU's independent school newspaper. She loves spending time with her friends on and off campus in the city of Boston (and will probably recommend you to all of her favorite restaurants). Skiing, painting, and beach-going are her other favorite activities.

Marin is a Sophomore from Villanova, Pennsylvania in the Boston University School of Communications. She is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Advertising, with a minor in Psychology. Marin is a member of her sorority, Sigma Delta Tau, and a student ambassador for goPuff. Outside of school, she enjoys hanging out with her friends (socially distant of course), doing yoga, and traveling.

Isabella is a sophomore originally from Rhode Island in the Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is studying health science on the premed track. She’s additionally involved in several clubs including Premed Society, Undergraduate Public Health Association, BU Politica, and Global Medical Brigades. Isabella is also involved with BU’s Greek life and is a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi. Outside of school she enjoys hanging out with friends, traveling (although not currently), and exploring new music.

Julia is a junior from Rhode Island in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Political Science. Julia is the gracious living chair of her social sorority, Kappa Delta, and an active member of pre-law society. Outside of school, she enjoys exercising, hanging out with friends, traveling, and playing tennis.

School information

Boston University | BU

Boston, MA
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Elias and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
6:29@a.g:Is greek life dominant??
13:10@yash_m:this is a question specifically for amanda; I'm interested in journalism at BU so could you go more in depth about the journalism classes/the communication school in general.
15:00@anonymous:Amanda and Marin, can you go more in depth on the Communications Department and how it has prepared you for your future career
16:35@anonymous:what can you tell me about your political science program?
17:17@anonymous:Marin, coming in as an undecided major, how do you feel that BU helped you to make a decision about your major?
17:30@Dachenie:why did you pick your major?
19:25@anonymous:For Iseballa: How challenging are premed classes compared to highschool classes? Do you feel you were well prepared?
25:47@anonymous:are there many women in the STEM programs there?
27:05@anonymous:How are the dorms at BU?
29:38@anonymous:What is the food like/meal plans?
30:08@salam.tesfaye:Now be completely honest, how's the food on campus?
31:50@anonymous:Restaurant recommendations?
37:11@anonymous:How would you rate the campus safety? Do you feel comfortable on and around campus?
38:31@anonymous:What is student nightlife like? What can you do for fun?
41:52@anonymous:Julia looks exactly like Camila mendes question for Julia: Since you are a poly sci major, can you talk about pre law advisors and internship opportunitys?
42:07@moonbow9:what do you think/ how do you feel about BU's response in dealing with covid-19? Areas they've done well in? Areas where there's room for improvement?
43:17@catherine.furtado:What is transportation like around campus/to go around the city?
44:53@anonymous:Do you know how good the Premed advising and support is?
49:05@anonymous:Is there a lot of diversity on campus?
49:21@anonymous:are there many international students?
50:16@anonymous:How cold does it get? Does it snow a lot? I'm from CA :)

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