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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is fairly hard to get good off campus housing given the demand— most students only receive three years of guaranteed housing so thousands of students NEED off campus housing any given year.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have strong teams and school spirit is high. Unfortunately it's really just another excuse for people to drink.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: This campus is very safe. The neighborhood around the school is wealthy and family oriented and there is very little crime. The same environment can be seen at BC. When crimes do occur, the campus police are diligent, very nice, and approachable.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There is little selection, the meal plan is too extravagant, and food is too expensive. But the quality is decent.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are amazing and surprisingly spacious, provided you're not a Newtonite or CoRo sophomore. Food is decent, campus is beautiful and so small it's a five minute walk to classes from most housing. However, these amenities don't justify the cost of the university and many opportunities cost additional money (admission to sporting events, etc.)

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone is rich and stuck up and as the minority (poor and modest) I struggle to find quality friends. We have an unusually attractive and preppy student body (I'm talking vineyard vines, Gap, and Abercrombie) and the party scene is big but pretty limited given the absence of greek life.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: BC provides a quality education in every meaning of the word. You must work for it, but hard work is rewarded and the reputation of the school gives any degree meaning.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Academics: Bio-PreMed is the most rigorous courseload and it is very challenging, but it is rewarding. Unfortunately the school offers more internship opportunities to business school students than the rest of us.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: BC is a bit outside of the city and it is quite a trek to any off campus dining, but if you make the trip into the city or out to the surrounding suburbs you will not be disappointed. Being in a wealthier neighborhood, few of the options are very affordable.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: As an entering PreMed student, like the majority of my class, I felt the sting from the PreMed office who works diligently to get people to switch out of the program. It is difficult to get support because they expect that nearly all PreMed students will switch majors. However, the education I am receiving is top notch and there are other student based resources to help students in this major.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Majors: The workload is impossible and there is minimal support from the career center and PreMed office, but a driven student will be successful regardless of these difficulties just as I was.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school and have already been allowed excellent opportunities. My teachers are incredible and the coursework is challenging and thorough. I know every day that I am receiving a top rate education. However, it is not very affordable and financial aid is not very good.

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: BC gives very little and it is very expensive

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Social life is very important at BC. Just get ready for a lot of Abercrombie.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Fantastic experience living off campus. Will be living near BC next year as well.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I completed practica for 4 of my semesters in the school of education. Great experience!

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: ACC is competitive! Football, hockey and basketball are the best

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The School of Education is the best

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Just like many other colleges. Average

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The gym is fairly old, but i believe it is getting renovated soon.

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5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Its probably one of the most beautiful places to go to school, with some of the most beautiful student bodies.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Everyone at the school works hard to make sure we are taken care of. I love them !

5 College Junior

Academics: The professors are world renowned and simply amazing to work with. However, i do wish we had more female professors higher in the administration.

3 College Junior

Academics: As a sophomore it was fairly difficult to get an internship and the career center was not very helpful.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: I am a double major, and the school makes things pretty easy to manage.

2 people 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
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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