So I just got back from the BU admitted student's day. I got there a day early to walk around and get the feel of the place w/o the admissions propaganda, and people seemed to genuinely like the school. I talked to a few people at the cafe and they were very satisfied w/ their decision. Public trans in Boston was effective, (at least on first glance... no power outages or massive delays) but the Green Line, which serves BU, is crammed cheek to cheek at all hours of the day it seems. THAT is a bit annoying. And I found a great cheap chinese place right across the street.
The building is ugly. I knew that coming in. And my mind was not changed while I was in the school. It has a feeling of 'old.' The walls are this boring shade of off white, and there is hardly any carpet.. it was all tiled floors. (That's one of my things for some reason.)They are making improvements though. The dean said it was a 'work in progress,' and the faculty and students at the luncheon roared. For me, I dont think the aesthetics of the facility are going to make any difference, cuz you get used to it.
On Friday at the function, they had a lot of students and faculty around to sing BU's praises, and keeping in mind that this was a staged event, they seemed completely genuine about how much they enjoy BU. Time and time again they mentioned how great the professors were, and we got a chance to sit in on a fake class. The minute we registered, they handed us a packet containing a case and a rule of law, and the professor simulated a class, although he went really easy on us. The other admitteds were friendly and outgoing, and I think it's going to be a great class that comes together in August.
I was about 95% sure I was heading to BU for law school, but after having seen everything, met some people, asked questions about the school and career prospects, and experienced Boston for a few days, my mind is made up. I'm outta the burgh, and I cant wait for August.