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Reviews 1310 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I LOVE BC! I'm having so much fun. The people are great, the campus is beautiful, and the classes are interesting.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The way BC's meal plan works is you start the semester with a set amount of money (the unlimited one is $2300). This seems like a lot of money, but everything is ridiculously expensive. You pay for what you buy. There isn't a limited amount of swipes per day or week or semester or anything, which is nice, especially if you're hungry more than 3 times a day.

For prices, here are some examples. A tomato mozzarella sandwich is $6.99. A plate of pasta with sauce and some veggies is $11.99. A smoothie is also around $7.

People that eat a lot struggle to make their $2300 last, while others finish the semester with $400 left.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: The biology major is very interesting

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Boston has endless options, & they're accessible.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Some food options are excellent! Stuart Dining on Newton campus feels as if it's behind though, with limited options that aren't always up to par with upper/lower dining

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Excellent professors, so personable and available regularly for office hours

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: It's really nice, and very college-oriented. Boston is an amazing city!

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I only know of a few places immediately outside of BC, but I can imagine the options in the city of Boston are limitless! No transportation to Boston directly from BC though, so I wouldn't consider that "off-campus" because of the 20-25 min car ride

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5 College Freshman

Administration: Although strict, they abide by the code of conduct we all agreed to, and are understanding of less-than-ideal decisions the students make

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: As a freshman living on campus, the party scene is obviously significantly less than what is on main campus. It's definitely there, but could be much better.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Depends on what type of person you are/what you make of it

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: We don't have Greek life at Boston College. There is one underground fraternity but nothing else.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm not sure, I still haven't lived off campus yet unfortunately.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe walking on campus and around the area. I haven't heard of anyone getting hurt.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: I would say that athletics are a big part of social life around here. Everyone goes to the football and hockey games because they are a blast.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: All college dining hall food gets repetitive, but comparably BC has great food. There are many healthy options offered every day and the staff does a great job of serving quality, fresh food.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: BC "meets" 100% of need but it often isn't enough

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: BC athletics is a BIG deal

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depends on dorm. Sophomore year lottery is a mess.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safe for the most part. Key cards, room codes, etc

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Sometimes the administration can seem overbearing but they are usually helpful and accommodating

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's Boston... you can basically eat quality food any time depending on the size of your wallet

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security is everywhere and I always feel safe

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the real estate agents around the areas are complete scumbags. Cautious is advised in arranging housing.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: El Pelon is a personal favorite. Grocery stores are nonexistent and it takes at least 30 minutes by T to get to one. BC has a shuttle, but it takes about an hour to an hour and a half to travel one way, with the average wait time included.

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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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