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3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: It could be a lot better, although I haven't witnessed much harrassment

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Although it's a little far out, Boston is very reachable and provides plenty to do

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: They're pretty strict but it's understandable and you can deal with it if you respect it

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I would definitely choose my major again, but make sure to make use of the opportunities offered

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The classics department is small but really friendly, with great staff

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Everyone's really driven and I liked the choice of classes offered

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of things to choose from, and pretty cheap as well

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: They're all a bit same-y, can be difficult to fit in

5 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Really easy to get around

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Varsity athletics is popular, but our Gym facilities are subpar and don't even have air conditioning

1 College Sophomore

Weather: Boston is SO COLD and SO MUCH SNOW

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's pretty good, other than the fact that the housing selection process is a mess

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Bostonians are friendly and there are a decent amount of things to do in the city

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: we don't have many off campus venues. Only chipotle or chinese food

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: people are given a generous amount

3 College Sophomore

Administration: i think it's lenient in the right areas and tough in the right ones too

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: it's really not that common, only a few people partake in it.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's a bit pricey but it's nice to live in a full-on house. It also makes it difficult to commute to classes sometimes

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I didn't qualify for any BC aid so I needed all government loans. Their financial aid program is not the best.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: I met my fiance while I was at BC but not on campus and he was not a BC student. We dated almost my entire college career and I can't say I ever found any BC guy that interesting or tempting romantically. There are a lot of nice guys though.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: One of the prettiest campuses. The athletic center could use some work and I think it is in the 10-year-plan.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: I dont know that there is really anything "unique" about it just that it was the best fit for me and a wonderful experience

2 Recent Alumnus

Parking: It is an urban area - there isn't a lot of parking and what there is usually requires a resident permit

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: My friends and I have often discussed returning to BC for the weekend just to do an "eating tour." Enough said.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: It isn't the most diverse in terms of ethnicities but there is a large homosexual presence that is embraced on campus at least by the students. The faculty seems to be improving from what I hear. I am Catholic but not practicing and I never felt that Catholicism or any other religion was overt or being forced on me or anyone else. There is a theology requirement however but there are non-religious focused classes you can take to satisfy this. I took PULSE which is 2 semesters and satisfies both semesters of your theology requirement and both semesters of your philosophy requirement.

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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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