Cultivating a more diverse student body at Boston College may currently be the school’s largest problem. The majority of students are Caucasian and middle- to upper-class. And that’s probably all you’ll see when walking across campus. A lot of students feel that it’s not the school’s fault that many of the people it attracts hail from similar backgrounds. Yet, BC is diligently working toward drawing individuals from different upbringings and social demographics, and the other students are becoming more accepting and inclusive of what diversity it does have. Hopefully, this will help increase BC’s diversity in the future.
Overall, the school is aware of the lack of diversity on campus and is working to rectify the problem. Many students are not the least bit uncomfortable with the demographics represented at the school; others may press the issue. Potential students should recognize the social landscape before they decide to attend Boston College. Nonetheless, you really have to prepare yourself for a sea of pea coats in the fall and J. Crew skirts in the spring—it’s a very preppy campus. Once again, there are exceptions to this rule, but you have to search for diversity. Some people thrive in the fairly homogenous atmosphere while others detest it, but the mixed bag is hopefully becoming more assorted.