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4 College Sophomore

Majors: As an entering PreMed student, like the majority of my class, I felt the sting from the PreMed office who works diligently to get people to switch out of the program. It is difficult to get support because they expect that nearly all PreMed students will switch majors. However, the education I am receiving is top notch and there are other student based resources to help students in this major.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The workload is impossible and there is minimal support from the career center and PreMed office, but a driven student will be successful regardless of these difficulties just as I was.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school and have already been allowed excellent opportunities. My teachers are incredible and the coursework is challenging and thorough. I know every day that I am receiving a top rate education. However, it is not very affordable and financial aid is not very good.

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: BC gives very little and it is very expensive

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Social life is very important at BC. Just get ready for a lot of Abercrombie.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Fantastic experience living off campus. Will be living near BC next year as well.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I completed practica for 4 of my semesters in the school of education. Great experience!

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: ACC is competitive! Football, hockey and basketball are the best

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The School of Education is the best

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Just like many other colleges. Average

4 College Junior

Facilities: The gym is fairly old, but i believe it is getting renovated soon.

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5 College Junior

Facilities: Its probably one of the most beautiful places to go to school, with some of the most beautiful student bodies.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Everyone at the school works hard to make sure we are taken care of. I love them !

5 College Junior

Academics: The professors are world renowned and simply amazing to work with. However, i do wish we had more female professors higher in the administration.

3 College Junior

Academics: As a sophomore it was fairly difficult to get an internship and the career center was not very helpful.

5 College Junior

Majors: I am a double major, and the school makes things pretty easy to manage.

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5 College Junior

Majors: I love both of my majors and the people who direct them. My programs are amazing

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I wwould not trade it for the world.

3 College Junior

Diversity: A lot of students seem to conform to the socially acceptable norms. This is probably became most students are very privileged.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Landlords can be difficult about parties, but people who live off campus like it.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of places nearby!

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Although ra's can be annoying, living on campus is fun, easy, and in my opinion far more beautiful and scenic than any of the off campu houses i have seen

4 College Junior

Scholarships: My financial advisor is not great about communication. She really doesnt seem to care much. However the school is generous and the system has been immensely helpful for me. I would not be able to afford it without all the amazing help i received.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: In general the campus dining is very good. There are not many places for dining, so Lower Campus is very crowded a lot of the time, and unless you want to wait in long lines, it is good to go at a time when it is less busy. The food is good although it can become very repetitive. Addie's, above Lower Dining Hall, is one of many students' favorite dining locations on campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: There are times when the campus is more strict than others - for instance on days like Marathon Monday there are a lot of cops out, but at the same time they know that everyone is drinking. As long as you don't act belligerent or look like you are falling over and in danger of dying, you usually won't get in trouble. Just hold yourself together and you should be fine. Some RAs are more strict than others, and they are probably also more strict on Upper Campus during freshman year, mostly just to ensure that everyone is safe.


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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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