Boston College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Chestnut Hill, MA
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Small city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
29 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Gorgeous campus
  • Proximity to city
  • Excellent education
  • Awesome athletics

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Minimal diversity
  • Depressing weather
  • Not enough housing
  • No parking

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Boston College Student Reviews

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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.


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