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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: BC degree looks great to potential employers

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing assignment process isn't the best

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Teams aren't the best but students are still passionate

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Comprehensive academic experience, fun outside classroom

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Boston College definitely cares about the impact its students will have out in the world.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dormitories for freshman are pretty standard, not very spacious, but well kept by maintenance staff. The upperclassmen dorms are seeing lots of updates and improvements

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletic facilities are well suited for athletes depending on the sport. I have heard that in the cases of smaller sports, the more popular sports have priority. Besides the facilities, the student involvement for sports is pretty high. The football and men's hockey games are always packed. The university could do a much better job advertising women's hockey, women's basketball, and fencing matches to the student body.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far, my experience in classrooms at BC has been great. Professors show passion and concern for the material they teach and are fair when it comes to grading. The only slight that I can find are for classes that are taught by graduate students. While they are incredibly talented and knowledgeable, their teaching styles may not be fully developed to assist students adjusting to the college experience

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school. The classes are generally on the smaller sides besides a few lecture classes. This makes everything more interactive and personally with a lot of class discussion.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The alumni are very active on campus and are very open to helping current students. A degree from my school is taken in high regard.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I generally feel safe on campus, I don't mind walking alone at night, especially since we have the blue light system. But of course, I still stay aware and check my surroundings constantly.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are usually spacious! Freshman year is always traditional housing and is the only grade where some do not live on main campus. The housing process is terrible and stressful.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Besides hockey, our teams have not been performing well. School spirit is easy to find though, especially at hockey games. The non-athletic gym is average and could be improved (they are building a new facility soon).

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is great, it's very active socially and academically, easy access to academic help, and very easy to get to boston and find things to do on the weekends!

The only issue i have is it's very hard to join majority of clubs (have to apply) very competitive.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some professors are really good and some are genuinely awful.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They really, really really, prefer the business school, but they'll offer you help and do their best if you're not in CSOM

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Boston College has let someone suspended due to sexual assault live back on campus and has let another man get away with filming and distributing videos of women he's had sex with without their consent. BC talks big but doesn't do nearly enough.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: You're paying a lot of money for a small dorm room. It's typical college. They really do need to have options for less expensive meal plans.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is high, though most of the concentration is on football and mens hockey and not any other sports on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: BC has a very noticeable lack in diversity in both the student body and the faculty. The school itself does not actively support most minority groups but instead offers passive support and has sanctioned some groups while noticeably leaving others out (ie the LGBT community, and students protesting against racism on the campus)

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Diversity number on Campus is significantly low in comparison to other schools in the area. However, of the minorities we do have on campus, people are very accepting.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I do not have much knowledge about the drug scene. I know people have gotten in trouble for smoking pot and I know people use aderal during finals week.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's a safe place to be, sometimes even too safe. But there are definitely people out there if you need a lending hand.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some professors are great, some aren't. It's a guessing game that will ultimately determine how good your GPA is. The courses, at least on paper, all look pretty interesting.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: BC is a great school, and coming away from a degree from here will definitely set you up well for the future.

1 person found this useful Report
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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
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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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