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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's Boston, obviously there's plenty of great places to eat.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Club sports are our version of greek life. But the facilities for non-student athletes are not that great. They are building a new facility, though, in the next few years.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Doesn't seem much different than at any other school.

College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no greek life.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There isn't much diversity, but I say "it's okay" because everyone is (for the most part) very accepting and there are tons of efforts on campus to increase diversity.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's no frats, so it's not as glamorous as some of the big greek schools. But there's always something going on and it's always a good time.

3 College Freshman

Weather: If you love winter, you'll love Boston. If you don't, you'll survive.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: You get to live with your friends and most of the dorms are fairly newly. There are a few super old ones, though. But even those aren't too bad. The only problem arises if you don't fare well in the housing lottery, and all that happens is you don't live on the exact same part of campus as the majority of your year (only freshman and sophomores run this risk, though).

College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not apply for aid.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Great and fast computers and a strong network to keep them going. The number of computers are quite limited though.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is no pressure to use intense drugs, however, there are strong social pressures to drink from friends. It is hard to make a good friend group if you do not drink and worse if you avoid the drinking scene.

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Very relative to where you live and who you know. Freshman have immensely hard time finding a good night life.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: It's great! The business program has an adequate work load and the post graduation benefits and career counseling services are immense. The faculty is very interested in getting to know students as long as students show initiative.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Terrible diversity and creates a culture typical to an upper-middle class high school.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Same application process as a general student when initially applying to school. However, very difficult to move into my program from another program within school.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The program is fantastic and there is an above 90% chance of getting a job immediately after graduating.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Good distance away from city, easy to get in, but not in the midst of the hustle and bustle.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Good amount of effort out into transportation needs of students.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: One Greek group and they are not even associated with the school.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: Very cold for very long!

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not as exciting as it is in other schools, system is weird.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The price I have to pay is FAR above RDOC, did not meet necessary aid.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are an abundance of places to eat off campus in Boston.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's there for the students that want it, and not there for the ones that don't.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The BCPD are so helpful and the health center in located in the nursing school and is great.

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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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