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Schools UMass Amherst vs. Boston University

  1. Apr 24, 2007 #1
    These are my two choices for undergrad physics right now. BU costs a ton more than UMass, but it's in the middle of boston, which is a plus. UMass campus is alright, but it's in the middle of nowhere. However UMass offers a Bachelor of Science and BU only a BA.

    I'm leaning to UMass, but any advice would be sweet.

    BTW, I plan to go to grad school.
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  3. Apr 24, 2007 #2
    I have a good friend who went to UMass-Amherst for undergrad physics. He loved it. He loved everything about the program, the school and the area.
  4. Apr 25, 2007 #3


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    I've got a bunch of friends around the Amherst area who go to UMass -- great parties!

    On the other side, I have academic friends at BU.

    Although the parties at UMass are great, I'd go to BU -- for the town -- just recalled, drinking in Cambridge is fun too :biggrin:

    Actaully, both are really nice places :smile:
  5. Apr 25, 2007 #4
    How can you get a BA in a science subject? This, surely, makes no sense?
  6. Apr 25, 2007 #5


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    Oxford and Cambridge traditionally use BAs for all subjects; BU could have taken their lead.
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