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Reviews 1305 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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College Junior

Greek Life: I AM SO GLAD THERE IS NO GREEK LIFE ON CAMPUS! Builds a better cohesive community rather than a separated community.

5 College Junior

Majors: Majors help students to form a community among people that are like them. It is a great way to meet people with similar interests. Also because you are all taking similar classes and similar difficulty in workload you have a lot to talk about.

5 College Junior

Majors: I have had a lot of experience working at local hospitals that I would not trade for anything. i have learned so much in Boston's hospitals and have made connections with professionals that I know will be helpful when I begin my job search after graduation.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The only real concern I have for health and safety on campus is the drinking. Everything else is well handled by campus police and the university.

5 College Junior

Weather: I love the fact that we have all four seasons. Summer is great for tanning and laying out as well as playing sports outside. Fall is beautiful and apple picking is my favorite. Winter is fun for sled riding. Spring is beautiful and the flowers on campus are gorgeous.

5 College Junior

Computers: We are extremely lucky with technology. Each student gets 500 pages to print each semester with every page over costing 3 cents. Two wireless networks are available, one for visitors and one password protected for only student and faculty. Bring your own computer, you will need it for writing papers and online assignments.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The school has recently purchased 2000 Commonwealth Avenue (an apartment building) in order to rent it out to students and make the off-campus housing process easier. Also certain houses are passed through the years from students to students making them well known as BC houses.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: Parties are a normal part of college life. But there are also great sports events to take part in if you don't want to party. Bars off campus such as Mary Anne's are a part of campus culture. Transportation is great BC has buses, Uber is accessible, and taxis are always available.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol is very noticeable on campus. There is no peer pressure though, if you are looking for alcohol you will find it. It is about the desire of the student. Other drugs on campus are pretty rare.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: BCPD are really great with helping you to feel safe and secure on campus. They have a presence on campus that helps students feel safe walking back to dorms alone at night as well as during times of high stress such as last years Boston Marathon.

5 College Junior

Athletics: WE ARE BC! Hockey season is easily the best part of the year. If you are an incoming student, learn the chants fast in order to keep up and really enjoy the event. School spirit is awesome and present at every event. Everyone wears the bright yellow Superfan shirts you receive at orientation. Intramural are the most popular activity on campus with about 3,500 participating.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Boston is a college town. The atmosphere in Boston is young and vibrant. There are always fun things to do and ways to interact with other young adults. The proximity to Boston provides access to sports, concerts, shopping at the Prudential Center and Newbury Street, fun running routes, and a community built on catering to college communities.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Very accessible off-camus dining close to school. Also with Boston so close, it is easy to get to some incredible restaurants with exactly what you want.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: Boston College meets 100% of demonstrated financial need and is one of very few colleges in the nation that is "need blind." This means that when administrators are reading your application they do not know if you can afford to pay for all 4 years without aid or may need help with tuition.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am extremely lucky to be at Boston College. I enjoy the experience of getting to know my professors on a personal level as well as becoming part of my professors research. My school is unique due to the beautiful campus,the values of a Jesuit education, and the location near the city while still remaining safe and secure. If I could do it all over, there is no place I would rather be. The school spirit, the community on campus, the social life, and the influence of Jesuit ideals makes this the best college in the nation.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The diversity on campus is great. It contributes to discussion and enables the student body to engage in meaningful conversation about their own beliefs.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The guys at our school are extremely good looking. A lot of the guys have the preppy look down to a science, you have to love it! Relationships are not rare at BC but they are not easy to find.

5 College Junior

Academics: There is no better place to major in Nursing in the country. The ability to work as part of the school curriculum in some of the best hospitals in the nation such as Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital is second to none. The workload is rigorous but covers all aspects of Nursing care in order to prepare you for the hospital experience but also for the NCLEX. The job opportunities available after graduation are great due to Boston College's connection with local hospitals and other universities with large medical centers.

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5 College Junior

Academics: The core at the university aids in the development of critical thinking skills. Classes are taught by Professors or PhD students, no TAs teach classes. The registration process is fair and straightforward. The workload is doable but challenging and also engaging. Study options include study abroad, specialized classes, and class with community service aspects. Popular study areas include: biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and theology.

4 College Senior

Academics: Boston college is an excellent regional school, however, it competes heavily against other strong institutions such as MIT and Harvard. The curriculum and workload are acceptable.

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4 College Senior

Weather: The weather is generally nice. The last winter was extremely cold making the walks to class unpleasant.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Libraries and green spaces are great. However, the recreation center needs remodeling.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing lottery isn't the best, but the residential halls are all fairly clean and definitely nice compared to other schools' residential buildings.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived off-campus (I have 4 years of guaranteed housing), but most places where students decide to live off-campus are all relatively close to campus and to public transportation.

4 College Junior

Computers: The tech support and resources are great. However, the WiFi can be a pain sometimes, depending on where on campus you are.


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Samantha Durant
Cheshire, CT
Communications with Women's Studies minor
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The general feeling seems to be that Boston College is a wonderful school and an incredible experience. However, the first few years can be tough, as you may not be prepared for the enormity of the college experience. If you’re from a very diverse high school, you will certainly be shocked at the very different atmosphere that will surround you at BC. Furthermore, so many of your peers can appear like they’re having the time of their lives, and you might feel like you’re faking it, especially at first. Yet, staying the course is absolutely worth it, as Boston College is a wonderful institution with many dynamic people who will truly challenge and amaze you. If you give the school a little time to grow on you, it certainly will and you’ll be really glad you gave it
a chance.

Also keep in mind that while parties and tailgates are enjoyable, they are not the only things college life is about. Yes, you want to have fun, and you will once you get to know people a little better, but there are other reasons you came here. Remember that you are going to college to receive an exceptional college education, and Boston College will certainly deliver that and then some. Friendships flourish, enriching academics abound, and you’ll walk away a changed person.

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