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South Campus Brownstones

Boston University

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South Campus Brownstones BU Reviews

3.7
14 reviews

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South Campus Brownstones offer a diverse living experience based on student reviews. The dorm rooms vary in size, with some being spacious and beautiful with unique features like fireplaces and ample storage space, while others are more cramped and have structural issues. The location is a standout feature, as it provides easy access to campus, as well as nearby neighborhoods like Fenway and Brookline. The vibe is quiet and chill, making it a great place for students who prefer a more laid-back atmosphere. Common concerns among students include shared bathrooms, coin-operated laundry, and occasional maintenance issues. Overall, South Campus Brownstones provide a mix of positives and negatives, offering a unique and convenient living option for students at this college.

Quiet

Convenient Location

Varying Room Sizes

Freshman

1

Sophomore

7

Junior

3

Senior

3

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1 year ago
Verified Student

47 Buswell, room 10. Where to begin? First things first, the room is not that much bigger compared to your average room in any of the three large dorms (in my case, Towers). In fact, it might actually be a bit smaller. There were several mysterious stains on the carpet when I moved in, and they were...

Lived in adouble room
1 year ago

Honestly not bad. I lived in 33 Buswell. The format of the room is a bit strange as you have to walk through one double to get to the other one, but the space is alright. There was a cockroach problem early on which sucked. But second semester it was ok after BU housing fixed it.

3 years ago

I really enjoyed living in South. It was super quiet, but is still close enough to campus to not be isolating. My single was bigger than the double I had in west campus. Although I didn’t have air conditioning, it was never too hot or too cold. The only thing I don’t enjoy about my dorm is that the ...

Lived in asingle room
3 years ago

The doubles In 48 buswell are tiny they’re basically the same size as warren doubles maybe slightly bigger. Very close to campus and lots of stores/ restaurants, but that’s kind of where the positives end. All beds are bunked when you arrive and unbunking low key makes the room a fire hazard and fac...

Lived in adouble room
3 years ago

My room at 11 Buswell was huge and beautiful, with a fireplace (out of use) and 3 large windows. The bathrooms were well-kept and there was 1 per floor with only 3 rooms so it felt more like sharing with suitemates than a true shared bathroom. The whole building really had a great vibe. I was on the...

Lived in adouble room
3 years ago

33 Buswell was cramped and the bathrooms were shared by each floor, but overall, the building itself was far nicer than many of the other brownstones nearby.

Lived in adouble room
3 years ago

44 Buswell, right on top of the laundry room + 2 washers and dryers in the basement. Single was nice and quiet and private, though the wood walls made it feel a bit old and you might wanna wipe the whole room down before unpacking/settling in. My room had a cupboard on top of the ‘walk in’ wardrobe ...

Lived in asingle room
3 years ago

I love south campus. It’s nice and quiet with little security. There are multiple full bathrooms that you share with the other residents on your floor (at least in my building) that are cleaned everyday. The only complaints I have is that it gets warm on the upper floors and there’s no elevator in t...

Lived in asingle room
4 years ago

42 Buswell, room 508, massive room, two closets, only shared bathroom with 1 other person. Laundry was next door, but it was a sweet gig. A little hot on the top floor.

Lived in asingle room
4 years ago

South Campus is truly the best place location wise to live. I lived in 29 Buswell from Sophomore to Senior year in a single and being so close to essentially all of campus was perfect. I was 10 minutes from classes, 15 minutes from the gym and had lots of great dining nearby. The area is quiet so if...

Lived in asingle room