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Here are the highest rated Boston University dorms. This ranking was put together based off of what students rated BU dorms on the RateMyDorm BU Page.

    South Campus Apartments Boston University

    Rated 3.9 / 5 stars by 37 BU students

    "I like the area a lot and i like my floor plan. However there is a rat problem and heating issues, which is annoying."

    Bay State Road Brownstones Boston University

    Rated 4 / 5 stars by 39 BU students

    "the brownstones are either old or have been renovated. i think they plan on renovating all of them eventually! i live in an older one and it's not too bad, definitely WAY nicer than living in warren towers. it's close to marciano (dining hall) and only a 6-7ish minute walk from GSU. the only thing is i hate rugs so the older brownstones have old rugs unlike the newer brownstones that have wooden floors. if you have most of your classes early and in west campus i might not recommend because it's on the other side on campus, but even then you could probably just take the BU bus. cleanliness of the bathroom will depend on your roommates and floormates but its much better than having a communal bathroom. I also like the fact that each brownstones has a washing machine inside and a kitchen and lounge. also it's close to the mailroom. if you can get a brownstone great, if you get a renovated one, never leave lol."

    East & Central Brownstones Boston University

    Rated 4 / 5 stars by 4 BU students

    "This was prob cause of covid but I randomly got assigned at the Sargent College House with one roommate to a triple. The room was hella spacious and tons of light and windows, windows a bit old and broken sometimes but other than that noice. The area in general is really quiet and nice it sucks that the Sargent college house is like a 7ish min walk from the Marciano dining hall but the building in general is really nice. Lived on the 3rd floor so kinda annoying with stairs bc no elevator and washer/dryers are in the basement. You also have to take out the trash in the back of the building so that gets a little annoying to go all the way outside everytime. Bathrooms were cleaned daily and our floors shower broke for a week or two but it got fixed and it works fine now. I know there is a kitchen on the first floor in the RAs room but not sure if it’s used this yr."

    Rated 4 / 5 stars by 15 BU students

    "Kilachand hall is a great dorm for first year students. It isn’t as good at Stuvi 1 or 2, but it’s much better than west or Warren. The rooms are well sized and clean. The only real downside is the location, as it is really far from west campus. "

    Rated 4.1 / 5 stars by 6 BU students

    "I lived in 728 comm Ave and I absolutely loved it. I lived in a double and had my own room. I have two cons to this place, there is a mouse problem in the building and there was a mouse in my room. Pest control came and covered the void but that hole was only covered up because a mouse had gotten in. Second con is that one person will get their own room but one person will get the living room next to the kitchen. This only applies to the DOUBLES. it was amazing to have my own room but sucked for my roommate. Overall, enjoyed it and it’s such a nice place to be right in the center of campus!"

    Riverway House (162 Riverway) Boston University

    Rated 4.4 / 5 stars by 4 BU students

    "The building is one of the newest of BU’s dorms so the amenities are pretty good! The bathrooms are cleaned daily so they are often pretty clean, unless the occasional person leaves their stuff or paper towels. I’m in a triple and its really spacious! We have a lot of natural light coming in from big windows in the side too. The only downside is the dining hall closing early but the commute is not that bad its a pretty short walk! The Fenway campus is also located near a lot of food options, Target, and a supermarket."

    Myles Standish Hall Boston University

    Rated 4.4 / 5 stars by 32 BU students

    "Absolutely worth it! Myles has AC, shared kitchen and many more amazing installations in the building. The room is cool, I am in a double of a 4 persons suite. Had great time with my friends there. Even though you need to clean your own bathroom but the whole place is just amazing. "

    StuVi1 (10 Buick St) Boston University

    Rated 4.5 / 5 stars by 18 BU students

    "Best place to live on campus hands down. 4 singles with 2 bathrooms and a shared kitchen per apartment. We had a corner room so the living room is huge. The apartment's fully furnished, and air-conditioned. There are plenty of lounges/study spaces and 24-hour security. Around a 10 min walk to central campus and public transportation's super accessible – the BU shuttle, 57 bus, and the T. There's Dunkins right downstairs and Buick Market right downstairs, and is within walkable distance to Target, Star Market, Dollar Tree, and Super 88. Personally, I don't think the lower floors without a view are worth the price, but if you're okay with paying a bit more and living on a higher floor with a view I'd say go for it. I attached photos of the view and what the living room looks like, but it is amazing. "

    Rated 4.5 / 5 stars by 14 BU students

    "Suite style living is 8 sharing two relatively nice bathrooms with cleanliness dependent on occupants. Doubles are large, singles are reasonable, and common rooms can fit 6-8 comfortably, and parties up to 20-30. Shuttle service in front of building and dining hall close by, and a max 15 minute walk to CAS."

    Rated 4.8 / 5 stars by 1 BU student

    "Love it. More modern compared to a lot of the old buildings in Boston. Fairly clean and pretty quiet. Really enjoyed living here. I will miss it. Only annoying thing was the constant fire alarms but whatever."

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