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The Towers BU Reviews

3.3
24 reviews

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The Towers is a college dorm that offers a mix of positives and negatives according to student reviews. Situated in a prime location on Bay State Road, the dorm provides stunning views of the Charles River and is close to various campus amenities like dining halls and academic buildings. Many students appreciate the quiet and introvert-friendly environment that The Towers offers, making it conducive for studying and resting. The availability of study spaces, spacious rooms (despite some feeling cramped), and the option to loft beds for extra space are notable features. However, some students have raised concerns about the communal bathrooms, occasional maintenance issues, and limited social atmosphere on certain floors. Despite its drawbacks, The Towers seems to appeal to students who prioritize location, quieter living spaces, and proximity to academic buildings on the eastern side of the campus.

Location

Quiet

Spacious

Freshman

14

Sophomore

9

Junior

1

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1 year ago
Verified Student

Towers really isn’t bad in my opinion. There are plenty of study spaces and the rooms are spacious. The downside is that you have to climb a ladder to get to your bed, but I like having my desk under my bed I think it’s cool.

Lived in adouble room
1 year ago
Verified Student

I had a double to myself my freshman year so it was very spacious and the view was amazing. Right next to the best dining hall

Lived in adouble room
1 year ago

Honestly, I’d rather live in Warren. The bathroom on my floor in particular is disgusting and the shower drains are permanently clogged, giving the showers a stale moldy smell. Its a bit small to share with another person (tho me and my roommate have quite a bit of stuff). If you deloft your bed, yo...

Lived in adouble room
1 year ago

Honestly I don't understand why so many people look down on the Towers. A lot of people say it's "dead", but unless you want to live right in the middle of the party scene, I liked the fact that it's "dead" as in it's quiet and people are respectful aka not blasting music at 3AM on a Wednesday night...

Lived in adouble room
1 year ago
Verified Student

I lived here as a freshman (Spring 2021): Great location if you want a traditional style dorm on the eastern side of campus or especially if you have a lot of classes in Questrom/east. The building itself tended to be quieter in terms of a social scene, but some floors were quite social; it just dep...

Lived in adouble room
2 years ago
Verified Student

I think students at BU complain about everything so if you’ve ever heard a lot of complaints about any dorm other than Warren, take it with a grain of salt. The location is perfect for walking to Newbury street, the prudential and Fenway. It’s about a 5 minute walk to CAS, and 10 minutes from the GS...

Lived in adouble room
3 years ago

I found the Towers to be bearable because my best friends ended up living next door, otherwise, it is pretty dead. I also lived on the second floor with no view and my floor was very quiet and boring. I have been on other floors which seem to be more lively so I think it just depends where you are. ...

Lived in adouble room
3 years ago

Highly recommend if you want a quiet place to live. Worst part was probably the lack of socialization with people on your floor, it’s a trade off. Super close to bay state dining hall which is the best imo. Rooms are decent sized, get a corner room if you can. While there’s an option to loft your be...

Lived in adouble room
3 years ago

Overall, The Towers was not my favorite place to live at. For starters, my room smelled moldy from the very beginning. There were fruit flies every now and then. There are lofted beds, which may be a pro for you, but it was not for me. If you keep the room the way it is, the ladders are in the middl...

Lived in adouble room
3 years ago

As a freshman, Towers wasn’t the worst place to live. I had friends who also lived here, and it wasn’t at all isolated. The location is great- Bay State Rd is so pretty and is close to all of east campus & CAS, as well as the river. Though the bathrooms did get gross, they were better than the Warre...

Lived in adouble room