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Reviews 1206 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Had I not been an athlete BC would not have even been on my radar

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: It is what it is. I didn't love it, mostly because I don't particularly fit into the "preppy" thing and I didn't have time to go find friends that weren't athletes or hangers-on, but I feel that were I a normal student I would have enjoyed it at least a little more.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: They have a lot of events to help you network for internships and jobs, but also seem to encourage "following" people that are already successful. Especially in the business school, they emphasize working for a Big 4 firm or big consulting group rather than individual entrepreneurship or government/public-betterment.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I was on a varsity sport at BC, and the student support is abysmal. They seem to want every sport to do poorly (except hockey) so they can talk about how much their school sucks at sports.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: There is no greek life at BC, except for the one "fake frat" that is not recognized by the university and is generally looked down upon by the rest of the student body.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: If you haven't noticed the trend yet, most things around here are very expensive. Other than that, it's a pretty typical suburb-type dining experience, with the big caveat that the culinary wonderland that is Boston is only a 30 minute train ride away

4 College Senior

Administration: As long as you aren't being too crazy they understand what college is; however the problem arises with the seemingly large number of RAs, RDs, and even some BCPD that have a God complex

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Parties are generally hot and too crowded and the bars are overpriced, but everyone is usually having too much fun too notice (also techno music is way too prevalent, but that's more of a personal thing)

3 College Senior

Campus Food: The food is decent freshman year, but gets very boring and there are many times I can't find anything I want to eat. Even worse for SAs, who only have the option to eat at Lower/Mac for every meal

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Lottery process is a joke, and the on campus dorms are pretty meh, not great not terrible

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Hard to find subletting. Why is cost so high in this area?

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: El Pelon is good. NHK and Thai delivery is delicious

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: It's alright. Not much to say about them. Not great, not bad.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Pretty good in responding to me.

Gave me great financial aid so awesome!

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Party scene is average here. No frats in BC so I wouldn't know what that would be like.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Same options most of the time but it's not too bad.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing process is not ideal but in the end it works out.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Again, Political science is great here. So is CSOM - finance jobs. Pre-med and nursing is also good and very demanding. Other than that other majors are definitely less respected which is sad.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I have not had one but I plan to have one this summer (after my freshman year) and every year following. BC has a TON of internship and job opportunities that they're very willing to help you out with if you seek help.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: This is one of the least diverse places to go to school. Mostly upper class, straight white kids who are religious/went to catholic school.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The Political Science department is great. There are some professors who are clearly conservative and others are clearly liberal, which is kind of a bummer because it makes me like/dislike them more or less based on that. The workload is very hard but everything we're studying is very relevant. BC is definitely a great school that looks good on resumes and will help you get jobs.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Great academics, great professors, great classes. BC definitely emphasizes the whole person. Some professors of Core courses do suck and shouldn't be here. Overall, the work here is challenging and it was my safety school.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Campus itself is beautiful. It's utopian. The buildings all match and it's unbelievable. There's a lot of green space and it looks great. A lot of the classrooms are really nice too. However the school is lacking in science and technological resources and artistic resources like fine arts and film. The registration system is prehistoric which is very weird and seems behind considering the amount of money this school steals from us each year.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: It's great to be so close to Boston. I also love that we live on a beautiful campus and we're not in the city. But it's so easy to get to. There surrounding area is super welcoming and supportive of BC students. The surrounding residential neighborhoods are clearly very wealthy and nice. Also great shopping in Boston and at the Chestnut Hill mall.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People here are SO BEAUTIFUL for the most part. It can actually be pretty intimidating. It's the norm to go to the plex a few times a week. The hookup culture is strong, and dating is not super common, but that's the same on most college campuses. There are also a lot of serious couples. This is also the first place where I've ever met someone who's said they're "waiting for marriage."


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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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