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3 College Freshman

Diversity: It's a bit challenging to be a minority.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Sciences definitely could be better.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It could be more strict.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's good but still room for improvement.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: Individuals do drugs on every college campus.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It is relatively easy to obtain off-campus housing.

4 College Junior

Academics: Being a Psychology major is just fine. I really enjoy this program and the curriculum is interesting. There is also flexibility in what you want to focus on. However, currently you cannot minor in Psychology.

3 College Junior

Diversity: At first it may seem like there is not much diversity on campus, because many students try to fit in to their idea of what it means to look or act like a BC student. However, when you have deeper conversations with people, you can be surprised to find that people come from a variety of backgrounds.

3 College Junior

Weather: The weather in New England can vary often. In the Fall and Spring it is quite nice, but we can have pretty brutal winters.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The health office is very helpful and always easily accessible to students. I always feel pretty safe on campus.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Nightlife is pretty great at BC for the first two years. After that, you get used to the social scene and it can become quite boring, but there is always the city of Boston to explore!

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Boston College is a very strict campus, but you can still have a great social experience.

4 College Junior

Majors: It is easy to select your major and there is a great academic advising system for students to use.

4 College Junior

Majors: There are plenty of opportunities at Boston College to figure out what you would like to do, you just have to take the time to explore. I am not really concerned about finding a job in my field, BC has a great career center.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The Boston transportation is really great, you can get anywhere simply using the T system. However, it can take longer to get to certain places if you don't have a car.

College Junior

Greek Life: Boston College does not have Greek life. However, there are local Boston chapters which students can join.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: BC is a very expensive school to attend, but it is worth it for the academics and the Jesuit education you receive.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere of Boston is really great. Boston is a college town, so you are constantly surrounded by other college students when you go out into the city.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Boston College housing, either on or off campus is really great!

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: it's pretty safe here most people know how to not let these things rule their lives.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms at BC are generally really nice compared to other colleges. The housing process for sophomore year sucks though.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They aren't too overbearing but they can be strict at times.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Not very much diversity on campus. The Ahana students make up approximately 30% of the student body but certain ethnic groups are lacking in representation. Also socioeconomically, most BC students tend to be pretty well off.

3 College Freshman

Academics: You will definitely be challenged at BC in multiple ways, no matter what your major is. The best part about BC academics is that it incorporates a broad range of courses so that its students experience a truly liberal arts education. You will be challenged morally and spiritually at BC in ways that you never thought were possible. It will most certainly be worth in the end. Most of the professors here actually care about their students so reach out to them and make the effort.

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Samantha Durant
Hometown
Cheshire, CT
Major
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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