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Reviews 1555 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Senior

Diversity: BC is widely known as one of the least diverse schools in American, and a few days on campus will show you why. The vast majority of the student body is the personification of the phrase "white privilege."

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4 College Senior

Academics: After majoring in both Marketing in CSOM and Political Science in A&S, I can say I vastly preferred A&S. CSOM appears to be much more concerned with finding name-brand job placements for their students, regardless of what they want to do (which is great if you only care about making money, which some people do and is fine). A&S, in my feeling, helps you develop as a person and create a sense of self and your place in the world.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Academics: The one thing that I have absolutely loved here is the academics. Almost every professor I've had is intelligent and personable, and have helped figure out what I want to do with my life.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Architecture is beautiful, but they put way more effort into putting a good face on the school than providing a good atmosphere for students.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: Chestnut Hill is wholly unremarkable, but Boston is Boston. One of the best cities in the US, if you can get over the prices.

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2 College Senior

Guys & Girls: People are very attractive, but there's only one of two types of girl:

1. Very, very into the hookup culture OR

2. Thinks they're God's gift to BC

There are some that are very attractive and cool, but they are few and far between

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Never had any problems with getting treatment when I was sick; nor did I ever feel unsafe

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Had I not been an athlete BC would not have even been on my radar

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: It is what it is. I didn't love it, mostly because I don't particularly fit into the "preppy" thing and I didn't have time to go find friends that weren't athletes or hangers-on, but I feel that were I a normal student I would have enjoyed it at least a little more.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: They have a lot of events to help you network for internships and jobs, but also seem to encourage "following" people that are already successful. Especially in the business school, they emphasize working for a Big 4 firm or big consulting group rather than individual entrepreneurship or government/public-betterment.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I was on a varsity sport at BC, and the student support is abysmal. They seem to want every sport to do poorly (except hockey) so they can talk about how much their school sucks at sports.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: There is no greek life at BC, except for the one "fake frat" that is not recognized by the university and is generally looked down upon by the rest of the student body.

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Undergrad athletes were not allowed to live off campus

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: If you haven't noticed the trend yet, most things around here are very expensive. Other than that, it's a pretty typical suburb-type dining experience, with the big caveat that the culinary wonderland that is Boston is only a 30 minute train ride away

4 College Senior

Administration: As long as you aren't being too crazy they understand what college is; however the problem arises with the seemingly large number of RAs, RDs, and even some BCPD that have a God complex

College Senior

Scholarships: I can't personally speak on this, since I was a varsity athlete

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Parties are generally hot and too crowded and the bars are overpriced, but everyone is usually having too much fun too notice (also techno music is way too prevalent, but that's more of a personal thing)

3 College Senior

Campus Food: The food is decent freshman year, but gets very boring and there are many times I can't find anything I want to eat. Even worse for SAs, who only have the option to eat at Lower/Mac for every meal

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Lottery process is a joke, and the on campus dorms are pretty meh, not great not terrible

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Hard to find subletting. Why is cost so high in this area?

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: El Pelon is good. NHK and Thai delivery is delicious

3 College Sophomore

Administration: It's alright. Not much to say about them. Not great, not bad.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Pretty good in responding to me.

Gave me great financial aid so awesome!

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Party scene is average here. No frats in BC so I wouldn't know what that would be like.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Same options most of the time but it's not too bad.


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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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