Boston is the ultimate college town: There are over 50 colleges and universities in the metro area, and one in five people you meet on the street will be a student. But, even among elite schools like Harvard and MIT, Boston University stands out. Smack in the heart of the city, BU is steps away from Fenway Park, a mere T trip from historical Faneuil Hall, and a cab ride from all the college bars your heart could desire. It's like a playground for college kids...at the low tuition price of $50,000+ a year.
The guy/girl ratio may be a disappointing 70 to 30 percent, but we have Marathon Monday, Ivy League dating options, and a reputation for churning out some of the most employable grads (take that, Harvard). If you're at BU now, or graduated from this fine institution, you know what I'm talking about. There are a some things only we can truly understand.
You know the exact meaning of defenestration by the end of orientation
Marathon Monday = the best holiday of the year
you know that grade deflation makes BU tougher than Harvard: it's a scientific fact
You've used this line on an MIT dude
and this line on a BC dude
and this line on a Harvard dude
You can go days without leaving the Comm. Ave. bubble
Who says we don't have a campus?
And you can always spot the Comm. Ave. Runner
Where is he going?!
Tuesday's are for T's Pub
We do. And there's always karaoke.
You've experienced several generations of Allston dive bars: Wonderbar, Joshua Tree, Tonic, White Horse, TITS...
But you spent your pre-legal years in The Dugout and Daisy's, fake ID or not.
You go to Allston looking like this...
...and leave like this.
But you'll always have a soft spot for it, even after you can legally go to bars
You've been stranded by the T when it stops at 12:15
Even the bars don't close that early! Although, 2 a.m. is still early.
The Citgo sign is your North Star
You know you can pay for drunken Domino's with your dining hall points. Score!
Someone tried to use Playboy's mythical "Best College Hookup Spot" ranking to get you to hook up on the third floor of Mugar Library
You've hooked up with someone who's only "BU cute"
When the student population is only approximately 30 percent male, one mustn't be choosey.
You will never have a one-night stand in a dorm, thanks to the antiquated opposite-sex guest pass system
But at least Student Health gives condoms away for free
This song will forever be stuck in your head
Brace yourself, the endless blasting of "I'm Shipping Up To Boston" is near.
You know the lazy river in FitRec is not really a lazy river
Despite your proximity to Fenway, you will never get a discount on Red Sox tickets
Whenever someone talks about their college football team, you're like:
Actually, forget college sports entirely
We've got the Red Sox, the Celtics, the Bruins, and the Patriots in our backyard.
You'll never, ever have trouble remembering a password after using Kerberos
You've skipped many a class to be knighted at the BU Pub
It's in a castle!
Getting all your colored class bubbles on registration day is better than getting an A in any class
plus, you will never get an A in any class
This is the general weather forecast, even in April
You have an irrational hatred of Boston College
and you're not the only one
And whenever someone from BC says they go to school in Boston, you're like:
It's in Chestnut Hill, idiot.
Salads will never be the same after the GSU's amazing multicultural spread
You've eaten all three meals at Cranberry Farms
You will never walk across the seal, because you can't afford to graduate late
but at least you know your diploma is worth more than most
You'll always love that dirty water
when you graduate, you know that this is how you will feel no matter where you live
And most of all, you know this is how you'll always feel about BU
Until you start paying those student loans, that is
Still, gotta love this school.
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