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Chestnut Hill, MA
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$43,878
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College Junior

Campus Dining: The food on campus is pretty good for how many people they have to serve. There is a lot of variety, and you can eat healthy if you choose.

College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are incredible restaurants all over Boston. Near campus, Cleveland Circle offers a wide variety of delicious cuisine like pizza, sushi, and the #2 burger place in the world to pig out, Eagle's Deli. In Boston, there is incredible Italian food in the North End, the best seafood I've ever had on Union Street, and delicious ethnic restaurants all over the city. Boston is a great place to eat.

College Junior

Transportation: It's awesome. BC has a bus that runs often to different places on campus and various places of worth around campus. The T is literally right next to campus and can take you anywhere you want to go in Boston. And it's very easy to get around with your own two legs.

College Junior

Computers: The computer network is great. I can get wireless Internet access almost everywhere on campus. The labs are often almost full, but I've always been able to get a computer when I've needed one. Definitely bring your own as well though, since it's easy to get Internet anywhere you want to do work.

College Junior

Academics: Most of the teachers are fantastic. The workload depends on the class schedule and teachers one selects. If you are ambitious and want to challenge your limits, the opportunity is there. If you are not very academic, you can take classes that lessen the workload. The school is academically exceptional for students who want to take advantage of the opportunity before them.

College Junior

Athletics: There are tons of varsity sports on campus. We have good football and basketball teams and an awesome hockey team. All three are usually ranked nationally. There are also a lot of intramural sports, like football, basketball, and softball. here is definitely something for everyone at every level.

College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most of the guys here can be described as "bros"-friendly guys looking to have a good time, all of the time. Most are outgoing. The girls are pretty, yet they are bundled up for the better part of the year, so it's easy to forget how pretty they are. But, when spring hits, they start dressing fashionably and get into summer shape-wow.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's hard for freshman living on Newton campus because they have to use a bus every day to get to campus, but the dorms tend to be a little nicer. Also, being stuck on Newton campus creates kind of a community among everyone who lives there.

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College Freshman

Weather: It's nice for the first couple of months of each year, but then it gets extremely cold and windy. Bring a large winter jacket with gloves and a hat.

College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never heard about anyone being attacked at Boston College. There are a couple of people who might steal a phone or an iPod, but they usually end up dropping out. Police will arrest you if they catch you red handed, but RAs and other officials tend to be pretty lenient about drinking.

College Junior

Nightlife: Parties on campus are okay, but off-campus parties are great. The bar scene is pretty good around town, and if you venture into Boston, the bars are awesome.

College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Boston is a great college town, and the other universities nearby have similar students.

College Junior

Parking: There is almost no parking on campus, and no freshmen or sophomores bring cars.

College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are okay. I lived on Newton campus, which actually wasn't as bad as everyone says it is.

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College Junior

Overall Experience: I love BC, and I would definitely come here again. I just remember sitting in the quad in spring talking with my friends, and it makes me happy.

College Junior

Academics: Teachers are really hit or miss at BC because though all are smart, some have better teaching styles. Pre-med is so much work here.

College Junior

Campus Dining: The food at BC is great, especially Addie's and Eagle's Nest.

College Junior

Health & Safety: BC is extremely safe because we have so many police officers. It would be stupid to keep your doors open, but it's not dangerous

College Junior

Athletics: Varsity sports are one of the main focuses at BC, while intramurals are for the regular people who got in on academics.

College Junior

Campus Strictness: They're strict about drugs, and they pretend to be strict about drinking. Sometimes they can get annoying, usually in the beginning of the year, and then they calm down.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's very convenient for junior year. Almost everyone lives off campus that year, so other students are close by, and the bus system is decent. Living off campus was one of the best experiences I've had at BC.

College Junior

Weather: The weather sucks in Boston, but that's no surprise. Pack every type of weather clothing because it can be 70 one day and 32 the next. It makes you appreciate the good weather that much more.

College Junior

Nightlife: The parties are the best off campus. The Mods are really fun, too, but kinda weird to go to if you don't know people. The social scene totally changes from year to year but is fun no matter what.

College Junior

Guys & Girls: The girls and boys can be annoyingly typical at BC. Most of them are preppy and were athletes in high school. Almost all are pretty smart and know it. The girls are better looking than the boys.

College Junior

Facilities: The facilities are good. The libraries are awesome, and there are like 10 different ones that you can go to. The gym kind of sucks but has everything you would really need to do a workout routine.

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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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