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Reviews 1310 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The School of Education is the best

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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.

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5 College Junior

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

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5 College Junior

Majors: I love both of my majors and the people who direct them. My programs are amazing

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I wwould not trade it for the world.

3 College Junior

Diversity: A lot of students seem to conform to the socially acceptable norms. This is probably became most students are very privileged.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Landlords can be difficult about parties, but people who live off campus like it.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of places nearby!

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Although ra's can be annoying, living on campus is fun, easy, and in my opinion far more beautiful and scenic than any of the off campu houses i have seen

4 College Junior

Scholarships: My financial advisor is not great about communication. She really doesnt seem to care much. However the school is generous and the system has been immensely helpful for me. I would not be able to afford it without all the amazing help i received.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: In general the campus dining is very good. There are not many places for dining, so Lower Campus is very crowded a lot of the time, and unless you want to wait in long lines, it is good to go at a time when it is less busy. The food is good although it can become very repetitive. Addie's, above Lower Dining Hall, is one of many students' favorite dining locations on campus.

4 College Junior

Administration: There are times when the campus is more strict than others - for instance on days like Marathon Monday there are a lot of cops out, but at the same time they know that everyone is drinking. As long as you don't act belligerent or look like you are falling over and in danger of dying, you usually won't get in trouble. Just hold yourself together and you should be fine. Some RAs are more strict than others, and they are probably also more strict on Upper Campus during freshman year, mostly just to ensure that everyone is safe.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't many off-campus dining options close to campus - the closest would be one or two small restaurants across from Lower Campus. Obviously, if you are willing to take the T or a cab into the city, there are practically unlimited dining options, ranging from cheap to expensive. If you walk to Newton Center, about 1.5 miles down the road from Upper Campus, there are also a few nice restaurants. Ordering in is also an option, and student favorites include Bill's Pizza, Coconut Cafe (Thai food), and Angora Cafe (frozen yogurt).

4 College Junior

Academics: I have had some really great professors and some that are impossible to listen to, but if you use BC PEPS to find the best professors, you will be able to get professors that you like most of the time. The registration process can be frustrating, but often if you wait it out, certain classes will open up and you will be able to get into most of the classes you wanted. The workload is very challenging for science majors, but is definitely manageable for most other majors.

3 College Junior

Academics: Being a science major at Boston College is difficult, and is very challenging even though Boston College is not necessarily recognized as a great school for science. The professors are very smart and care about their students but there is no way to make the course material easy, so obviously the classes are very difficult.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I would say in general that the girls are better-looking than the guys. But in general, most of the students at Boston College are smart and relatively attractive.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, I really like Boston College. I absolutely loved freshman year - I loved meeting new people, I loved being on a varsity team, and I just loved the college itself. Entering as a biology major, classes were incredibly difficult and I definitely struggled to keep up, but eventually, after the fall semester, I figured out how to balance everything better so that I was able to keep up better in my classes. My only issues with the school are that it doesn't have many specialized majors, so I can't major in exactly what I want to, and that scheduling classes can be difficult, especially if you already have a tight schedule that can't be changed.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics at my school are built up to be really great but in reality, many of our teams don't do that well. However, there is usually a pretty good turnout for football games. The hockey team is really good which makes hockey games enjoyable to attend, because there is usually a line out the door and sometimes it seems like the whole school is trying to attend. Sometimes football and basketball can be somewhat painful to watch, but there are definitely some shining moments, and the student body still attends games. The athletic facilities for athletes are very good, and definitely make a positive difference in the life of a student athlete.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I really enjoy living on campus, as do most students because although not everyone has four years of guaranteed housing, after junior year most people who lived off campus that year return to campus for their senior year. I really like how the freshman year housing is set up. 60% of the freshmen students live together on Upper Campus, while 40% live on Newton Campus. Upper Campus is nice because especially as a freshman everyone is trying to meet other people, and it makes it easy to meet others when everyone on that campus is a freshman as well.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Student life at Boston College is excellent as long as you take the initiative to get involved in different activities and meet people who share similar interests. The campus has excellent facilities. Some people complain about the "Plex," the student gym on campus, but it is actually a fairly good facility, and those who complain mostly likely do so only because they are used to attending $500/month athletic clubs. There are dozens of student clubs that students can join, ranging from service clubs to those regarding specific interests to intramural sports teams. If there's one thing wrong with the campus itself it would be that there isn't much open space or many places to hang out outside when it's nice out, although in Boston it's usually not nice out anyway except for about a month at the beginning of the fall semester and one or two weeks during the end of the spring semester. Overall, Boston College student life is great, but I would definitely recommend joining a club or two that you are interested in to find like-minded people with whom you can stay friends.

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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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