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1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is a joke at this school. Freshmen are separated from the rest of the undergrads on Upper and Newton Campus. If you end up on CoRo your sophomore year, your social life will (somehow) get worse. Juniors live off-campus, supposedly the, "best year of your life." And seniors enjoy the mods. They close at 1.

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1 College Freshman

Athletics: We went 0-8 and 0-18 in football and basketball respectively in the ACC. That's all that has to be said.

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1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school eliminates the idea of "fun."

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is definitely pride that comes with being a BC student and/or athlete, especially for hockey and football. Many students on campus use the recreational complex often.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would choose a school that is much more diverse and closer to home if possible.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are so many options open to people who are victims of sexual assault. There also multiple training courses in how to spot possible assault cases and what to do in certain situations.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes at BC are whatever you want them to be like. Feel intimidated in big classes, there are options for you to get the one on one treatment you want. There are discussion groups, office hours, and tutoring. Professors are very open to helping and they truly want their students to do well.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Alumni are very active in helping students with internships and jobs. The career center is very helpful in planning what you want to do with your life in the future whether that is what classes you want to take or what jobs you want.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some of the dorms are old and do not have air conditioning which was very unpleasant in the summer. However, proximity to classes and dining halls is very nice. Relationships with floors of dorms are very important and there are always weekly activities to go to and have fun.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are a very big part of BC life. Football games in the fall are very important to attend. The whole student section is full of students in their gold eagle super fan shirts. Hockey games are just as fun with lost of people cheering and being excited for the players. The part I love the most is seeing alumni taking their families to games. It shows that even after you graduate you are still an eagle at heart.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the classes I am taking and the amount of friends that I have made on campus. There is always something going on on campus and even if nothing fits what you want to do, we are close to Boston. There is also the amazing feeling of community and that fact that BC is a family that is always there for you.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: It's what you expect diversity wise, but it's not hard to find similar people to you if you use campus resources. They'll hook you up pretty quickly. Economically, it's somewhat similar, but the range is pretty big. But the community feeling here makes up for the differences pretty quickly. Just know if you push for change BC will drag its feel as long as it can. Just ask about the 2013 Student Climate Report for example. BC's still refusing to release it.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's everywhere. The smell of weed on certain floors has almost become iconic year after year, and underage drink is pretty rampant, even on Healthy Living Floors (at least they have the common sense to go else where to drink). Cocaine usage does happen but, Marijuana is the drug of choice. There's not really any pressure to drink or do drugs if you don't and its not too hard to find friends who don't do such things. However finding a floor that does have that going on is pretty hard.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Its pretty safe here. virtually no crime happens in Newton and Chestnut Hill, just watch out for the Tickler Brighton Students! Police network is running pretty much all the time with cops parked outside the dorms watching 24/7 (i've seen them out actively patrolling at 3am around campus

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Teachers are fantastic seriously, classes are challenging but fair, but can be extremely easy or hard depending on teacher and how you are challenging yourself.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni network here is topnotch

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Its pretty nice, except on Newton of course

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: its meh, if you like underage drinking, and paying for punched out ceiling tiles every 6 days, this is for you. However, sport atmosphere is fantastic, teachers are great, and the students here are generally nice people. Honesty, the majority of kids will love it her. Just know, no matter what they tell you, a solid 80% of students drink, you're probably not gonna get caught and at most are gonna get a slap on the wrist anyways, oh and weeds super easy to get

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Boston College does a lot to make the campus safe. There is a thriving student run EMT program that responds if you ever have an issue.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have found most of my courses to be very insightful and valuable - even more so if you engage with the professors. I have not had a class taught by a TA or a class that has been bigger than 40 people. There is a wide variety of classes you can take. The core, required classes are good too- they have really revitalized the core to make it worthwhile. Classes are often discussion based.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Career prospects are great from BC - incredible if you are in the business school. Whether you are looking to do finance, work for a big public accounting firm, want to do a startup, there are a ton of resources for you to make that happen. The career center, the dean's office and professors are more than willing to help. There are a ton of networking events to take advantage of. Truly if a BC business student doesn't get a good job it is their fault.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I like living on campus all four years - it is very convenient. I think BC students focus too much on housing and let it impact their experience too much.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletic facilities are getting updated (200 million dollar renovation), so in a few years they will be incredible. Attendance at football games largely depends on how the team is doing - fans go more for the atmosphere than anything. Fan commitment isn't as high as you would think (especially for our hockey team's which are some of the nation's best).

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The opportunities and people at Boston College are great - people are very motivated and it is awesome to be in an environment like that. The school is a nice size, I always see people I know but of course there are 9000 total students so I see a bunch of people I don't know. BC is doing a lot of renovating right now so that is very exciting for the future. The business school experience I believe is unrivaled - the classes are very interesting. I also really enjoy the dining program on campus - it is open basically all the time (7am-2am) and they host great special events. While the food may seem to be repetitive, that makes sense for BC when students live on campus all four years. The quality of the food is also really high.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's very safe campus, surrounded by a wealthy community. Stolen items are sometimes reported, but they're usually not an issue. Violence is not heard of often. There is growing awareness of sexual assault issues on campus.

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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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