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Best freshmen dorms at BU?


Verified Student

West and Myles Standish are pretty good! West usually has the most freshmen and its near a lot of food places and Allston. Myles is really nice but hard to get as a freshman. Warren is good but often loud. It houses a lottt of students and like West, they have communal bathrooms.

Verified Student

Probably West or Warren if you want to meet other Freshmen

Verified Student

West or Warren. Good place to meet other freshmen and are close to the dining hall.

Myles Standish! Loved it so much, I stayed till soph year! Right next to questrom too!

The most popular spot is either West or Warren but both have their pros and cons. - West is known as the more social dorm but the location is on the farthest side of campus, the dining hall isn't that great, and no common spaces on each floor. - Warren is really central and all three towers are connected along with the dining hall which is better than west. People either love or hate Warren. - The last option is The Towers is in east campus but is known as a more quiet dorm yet it really depends on who lives on your floor. The beds are lofted, there are common spaces on each floor, and rooms are slightly larger than west and warren. Good location if you have a lot of classes in Questrom or on the east side of campus.

Boston University Housing

Boston University (BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts.

BU dorms come in a few different styles: large traditional-style, small-traditional style, and apartment-style; then there is Student Village and Fenway campus. Most commonly, first-year students choose between Warren Towers and West Campus. They're best for first-years for the social aspect and the in-building dining hall. Second-years usually move on to brownstones or the other traditional-style dorms like Hojo or Myles Standish. Many upperclassmen stay in apartment style dorms or StuVi for the kitchen.