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Reviews 1310 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As a freshman I am very content with the housing so far.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've never lived off campus, but hearing from my friends, I think it's not that bad except that you have to take bus and it gets annoying

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are not that much. If you really want to get something new, you have to go out to the city.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Some rules are unreasonable (probably because it's a catholic school), but it's not bad

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: They meet 100% need. They're pretty awesome.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I tried to go in the beginning, but it really sucks. I don't know why people go to parties at BC

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's expensive, and it's basically the same food every day. You get sick of it. And freshman fifteen is real.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are not that good. Also the housing lottery system is very stressful and complicated, which causes a lot of dramas. Facilities are kept clean

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Diversity is precious to BC.... because it is so rare.

9 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: Finance within the Carroll School of Money, I mean Management. Must apply to get into the program.

5 College Freshman

Academics: We take pride in academia at BC. Total work hard, play hard school.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Campus is a beut... Every building is so beautiful and amazing. I feel proud to walk around campus and tell people I go to BC.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Area: Newton Centre is pretty cool, couple good places to eat, Shake Shack, Panera, Johnnys diner and SHOUT OUT UNION STREET BAR. T can get you anywhere in the city. Cleveland Circle has Chipot. You dont see townies, but anyone who you do see is probably entitled and rich.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The girls are good looking, go eags go eags go eags

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The hockey team is very fun to watch, football games are dope, bball games pack only vs good teams. Alumni staduium and conte forum are great atmospheres. Plex (gym) is eh, getting renovated soon so if your reading this youll have a better gym dont worry

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Eagles Deli, Chipotle, Union Street, Johnnys are big if you want to be local, Boston has it all

4 College Freshman

Administration: You will deal with administrative problems if you deserve to. Everyone will get written up, sometimes you just cant control

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: You dont get scholarships, only grants. They give decent money and meet 100% of "demonstrated" aid. They decide what demonstrated is. Dont bank on calling and receiving more

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party life has a large, and exaggerated range on the enjoyment scale. Below the 50 ft of pond scum you can find the freshmen guys. If you are a fan of drinking in a small freshmen dorm with your boys every weekend get pumped. Finding a party freshmen year is like winning a small lottery. Know someone or meet someone in walsh, the mods or off campus if you ever want to break free from the repetitive party life of a freshmen guy. Now if you're a girl, hold on to your panties. You are going to see more attention than a shiny, new ferrari. But as cars depreciate in value, over the years you will find yourself to be a used Hyundai Elantra. Few defy this over exaggerated satire but life for freshmen girls is easier than their standards. Freshmen guys will in time rise up from the chains of freshmen year in a full on social revolution. Have a fake id so you can go to bars and clubs on thursdays for a good time. All jokes aside we have a pretty good party life it just is harder for some to get in towards the beginning of your time at BC.

11 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Well... Guys will probably run out of money if you eat 3 meals a day. They charge you for everything down to the butter, but its great being able to walk in and grab a cookie without using a swipe. Grilled Chicken and 2 sides is $9, yes, one piece of chicken.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Above average Freshman Housing quality wise

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: BC has generally good housing. Dorms, both for freshman and upperclassmen, have ample storage space. If you live on main campus, it's probably a twenty minute walk at most to walk the entire length of the campus (from upperclassmen dorms on Lower to freshman dorms on Upper), so it's easy to get around. 40% of freshmen live on Newton Campus, and while you have to deal with a shuttle, all of my friends that live on Newton have adjusted and generally like it. Housing is random going into your freshman year, although you can apply for special interest housing like Healthy Living and the Shaw Leadership Program. Sophomore year is more stressful because you want 8 person groups for the best and newest dorms, Vandy and 90. Groups register online, and only some will get randomly picked to go through and actually pick a dorm. The following days they change the numbers of the people in each housing group, so there can and will be drama. Most people just don't want to live on CoRo (sad sophomore dorms near Upper Campus) because it's pretty far from the action. Housing is generally not too much of a problem the following years.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Cleveland Circle has most of the food. It's okay a few bars, Chipotle, non name-brand restaurants, its nice, just take shuttle to go there

3 College Sophomore

Administration: its not too bad, there are somethings that can be changed but the president does not care to hear the students out, they are lenient about visitors, you must register your party if you want to throw one or it will get shut down, my RA doesnt really bother us

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: the financial aid officers are so quick to put a hold on your account, they can be completely unreasonable and only take account numbers rather than personal situations, they have money that they dont want to give, will randomly have balances on account, too expensive, have to take out huge amounts of loans, unreasonable, can reject your loan if they want

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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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