College Freshman 2013-12-08T15:00:15Z
The BCPD is generally forgiving on regular Fridays or Saturdays, but on game days control is needed. When the general public comes to the campus strictness is increased. My freshman year RAs was pretty strict. Any night thursday-sunday if you were loud they would definitely say something to you, and even if you weren't you'd probably get a sassy comment anyways.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T14:54:32Z
Guys & Girls:
The guys at BC are generally very attractive. Whenever we go off campus we always question why we didn't stay in the "land of short walks and hot jocks."
College Freshman 2013-12-08T14:50:39Z
Drinking at BC is up to you. If you want to drink alcohol is accessible. If you don't, thats fine too. There are always non alcohol related events on campus, and the city is at your fingertips. If you do like to drink, you'll be with the majority here on campus. Most students take the work hard play hard mentality to heart.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T14:45:56Z
There just aren't many spots. You're lucky if you get one.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T14:44:44Z
There are three T stops that are extremely accessible. The T is a bit slow, so for faster options call a cab and they will come right outside your dorm rooms. The bus works just fine, although its jam packed on friday and saturday nights and personal space becomes a figment of the imagination. Having a car on campus is nearly impossible unless you are a senior.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T14:40:58Z
There isn't greek life at BC. Since this is a Jesuit institution it is not allowed. We have the "BC Fake Frat" in which case a bunch of guys live off campus in a house, throw parties wearing bow ties, and state their "dominance over the pledges" but most students look at this as one of the biggest jokes around.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T14:30:15Z
Health & Safety:
BC health and safety gets great reviews. The police are always on campus if needed they will assist you nearly immediately. Also, we have Eagle escorts, so that you don't have to walk alone, or if you feel unsafe somewhere they will pick you up and bring you to where you would like to be. Walking inside the campus gates at night I feel extremely safe, but outside it there is little foot traffic and little lighting, so nightly runs are only done with a buddy, even though the surrounding area is safe.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T14:26:51Z
The weather at BC is great if you like New England weather! I mean we don't have palm trees or sandy beaches, but for New Englanders we expect he rain, snow, and sleet. Get yourself a nice raincoat and boots, a heavy winter jacket with the thermal accessories and you'll be fine.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T14:24:58Z
I would say that the student body as a whole is very accepting of minorities, but the minorities tend to join clubs regarding their ethnicity, and then the majority of friends stem from that group, creating some not-so-diverse friend groups.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T14:22:37Z
I could not say anything better about campus living and classes. The campus itself is small, but if you live on Upper your freshman year, it'll take you 5-7 minutes to reach any of your classes. Its wonderful when you are running late. The housing lottery is a bit of a challenge, and if you don't get scholarship here, expect that you will be missing a year of housing as well. The dorms are definitely small, with a lot of regulations. The nice part is there isn't really a "check in" system sos guests can visit without a hassle. On the flip side you are always in close proximity to an RA. Some are great, some are not, but that will be the same anywhere.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T14:17:40Z
The food itself does not taste bad, but the options are so mundane. There are always specials, and usually they are ethnic. Sushi comes about once every week and a half, they cook Chinese, Indian, traditional Hispanic, and Mexican food. If you're looking from a health standpoint you're not going to want to touch these options. Your best best is to stick to the salad bar, grilled chicken, or salmon… every…single…night. Late night options will service you until 2 am, but everything is a heart attack on a plate: chicken tenders, fries, mozzarella sticks, fries, onion rings, fries, milkshakes, and fries. We swipe for every single you buy, its not a "swipe an eat all you want" meal plan, so watch your budget!
College Freshman 2013-12-08T14:11:42Z
I am a communications major her at BC. I signed up mostly because I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do with my life. For every program at BC there are core classes that must be taken. Sometimes you get lucky with pick times and can snag an absolutely fabulous professor. In that case congratulations, and enjoy your semester. If not, theres a great chance you will get stuck with someone who is dull. The concept of the class is the same, but the passion won't be there. Facilities are extremely nice for com majors, and I would assume almost all majors. BC puts great effort into its overall "look."
College Freshman 2013-12-08T14:11:42Z
We have been told numerous times that graduating with a BC degree will do us wonders in the real world. As far as choosing a major, take into account that switching is easy IF you are in the SAME school. Don't plan on signing up for a major in A & S and being able to become a teacher or businessman or nurse if you change your mind in the middle of freshman year. Take thoughts about majors seriously before applying, and if you have any inclination to be in business apply to CSOM. IF you get in to CSOM, you can transfer to A&S or Lynch. If you start in A & S there is a struggle to do anything out of that particular school.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T14:02:05Z
I applied for both financial aid and scholarships. I feel like at BC you get enormous scholarships or little to none. The latter being more likely.
College Freshman 2013-12-08T13:59:19Z
The off campus dining at BC is great, the city of Boston is at your fingertips. We have some good local restaurants closer to newton (a walk or bus ride away) but you can get anywhere in the city via the T, and Newbury Street is just a half hour T ride away.
College Freshman 2013-12-06T07:50:38Z
I did not apply for financial aid.
College Freshman 2013-12-06T07:50:20Z
Easy to get caught, hard to really get in trouble. BCPD will love to catch you doing something wrong, but you really have to be rude to them or be doing something bad to get in serious trouble. Most of the time they will just tell you to go back to your room.
College Freshman 2013-12-06T07:48:54Z
But it is a Catholic school so it is sort of understandable and BC is very aware and doing a lot to improve it.
College Freshman 2013-12-06T07:47:52Z
Research assistant as a freshman.
College Freshman 2013-12-06T07:47:52Z
Amazing liberal arts education, manageable, competitive, incredible professors.
College Freshman 2013-12-06T07:46:31Z
It's visible, people smoke a lot, especially freshmen guys it seems, but plenty of people do not partake.
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T22:43:40Z
I think the drug scene here depends who your friends are and who you are. Overall, not very present.
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T22:42:45Z
We don't have any greek life at all at BC. It's not allowed.
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T22:42:20Z
I don't own a car. I know that parking is expensive, but you can usually find a place. However, I'm not very knowledgable about parking.
College Sophomore 2013-12-04T22:41:45Z
The BC bus is running almost at all times. I've never had a problem getting where I need to go.
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