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4 College Junior

Diversity: It is a Jesuit school, so mainly Catholics attend. There is a strong Jewish student population and anyone is welcome at mass. Lots of New England families going through BC so on the wealthier side and conservative, but there is more & more economic/political diversity each year.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Very close by. Lots of variety. Not expensive and have student discounts. Cleveland Circle has more, a littler further away.

3 College Junior

Parking: I don't know the parking situation. I don't use a car, just the T. Can use a zipcar if you need to.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: On campus parties are popular for underclassmen. Off campus housing has better scene. Only two bars nearby really but Boston is close.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Big three are football, hockey, and basketball. Others get overlooked.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Good space in the dorms, especially with suite style housing. Housing lottery is especially stressful.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Most beautiful campus ever. Really nice libraries, rec center needs some work but will be updated soon. Lots of students activities.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Jesuit school. Very close to the Boston area. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Boston College program.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: BC is not very diverse, but they are working on becoming more diverse. Most ethnic groups associate with themselves. Its not really an issue, but if you want a very diverse school, BC isn't it.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are definitely nice but they aren't anything special. The mods are gross but everyone loves em. Most upperclassmen housing is very spacious, but freshman commonly get stuck in forced triples.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of places to live off campus, whether in an apartment or a house. The properties are generally very nice and safe. Many of the parties are held off campus.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is incredibly safe, but the health center is expensive and the doctors and nurses don't seem very helpful.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: BC offers the best of Boston coupled with the college campus experience. The sports teams unite the city, and there is plenty to do in the city, which is a short train ride from campus.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: The Carroll School of Management is one of the best business schools in the world. The programs are interesting, comprehensive, and set you up for success.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: The Finance program at BC has some great professors. The program is challenging but in a good way. You learn a lot.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Personally, I got great financial aid, and the financial aid people were very accommodating. I have not heard that this is the case for everyone.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus isn't very strict at all. Some RA's suck but most people are chill and let you do what you want. Very few classes take attendance or anything.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Almost everyone at BC looks good, dresses well, and looks smart. Very few relationships, the hookup culture runs this school.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of food places off campus. The BC shuttle takes you right to Cleveland Circle where there is Chipotle, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Applebees, and plenty of other restaurants. (Asian, burger joints, breakfast places, deli's, FroYo, convenience stores) Lots of the local food places deliver to the dorms up until 2 or 3 am.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: BC is mostly a walkable campus. The shuttle buses run frequently and the route stops everywhere you would think of needing to go. Only some upperclassmen really drive around campus.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: The weather in the winter is incredibly cold, windy, and snowy. Walking to classes sucks.

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5 College Junior

Majors: Majors help students to form a community among people that are like them. It is a great way to meet people with similar interests. Also because you are all taking similar classes and similar difficulty in workload you have a lot to talk about.

5 College Junior

Majors: I have had a lot of experience working at local hospitals that I would not trade for anything. i have learned so much in Boston's hospitals and have made connections with professionals that I know will be helpful when I begin my job search after graduation.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The only real concern I have for health and safety on campus is the drinking. Everything else is well handled by campus police and the university.

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5 College Junior

Weather: I love the fact that we have all four seasons. Summer is great for tanning and laying out as well as playing sports outside. Fall is beautiful and apple picking is my favorite. Winter is fun for sled riding. Spring is beautiful and the flowers on campus are gorgeous.

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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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