Overall, Boston College is a remarkably attractive campus, although very homogenous. The girls are typically gorgeous (if by gorgeous, you mean blonde, thin, wealthy, and super smart). On the other hand, several students commented that BC guys, for whatever reason, are short and not very socially adept, though there are a few notable exceptions to this rule. Most students place a lot of emphasis on appearance, for better or for worse, so be prepared—this is not the kind of place where you walk around in ripped jeans and flip-flops or come to class still in your pajamas. In some ways it’s nice that everyone makes such an effort to look presentable, but it can also put pressure on you to look just as nice, even when you have an early class and stayed up all night finishing a paper.
The overall image for both sexes is a fairly preppy, Abercrombie & Fitch or J. Crew look, and most people on campus fit that description. There are people with other styles on campus, but they are few and far between. It might be a little overwhelming, for example, to walk around campus with a mohawk. Nobody would give you a hard time, but you might get some weird looks or become known as “the person with the mohawk” because you’d stand out so much. In short, you can dress or look however you want to, but you might be a little intimidated by how similar everyone else is.