College Sophomore 2013-11-19T05:06:19Z
We do not have Greek Life. BC is very anti-Greek
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T05:05:21Z
At BC, you get all three college seasons (excluding summer obviously). You get a gorgeous fall and spring, and a miserably cold winter. Whether you like it warm, mild, or cold, you'll be happy with the weather about half the time here regardless.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T05:02:52Z
I could not be happier in Chestnut Hill. While we have the classic college campus feel at BC, with Cleveland Circle as our local hangout, Boston is just a short $2.50 T ride away. Whether it's visiting one of the tons of other colleges in Boston, going to Bruins/Celtics/Red Sox/Pats games, or going out to the bars in the city for a change of scenery on the weekends, Boston has it all. I could not imagine going to school anywhere else.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T04:58:22Z
BC is not a convenient school to bring a car to. Spots are extremely expensive and difficult to get. Thankfully, getting around Boston is easy and cheap, so a car really isn't necessary at BC
College Senior 2013-11-19T02:25:51Z
There are a lot of things to do as a college student in Boston--the whole city and surrounding area (basically the state of MA) is full of colleges. That being said, the bars close at 2a.m. and the public transportation stops running at 1am.
College Senior 2013-11-19T02:23:48Z
Late night!! Mozzarella sticks.
College Senior 2013-11-19T02:22:46Z
Health & Safety:
The only real problem we have is excessive drinking.
College Senior 2013-11-19T02:21:52Z
Close to multiple T stops (but... the T is pretty bad compared to NYC subways for example) and the shuttle is actually pretty convenient and stops at a lot of places.
College Senior 2013-11-19T02:20:41Z
There are a LOT of whites, and a lot of them are upper middle class. The minority students are categorized as "AHANA" -- African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American--which just shows that they even need to push for diversity and tolerance. Black history month is a really awkward time here, because the advertisements can get pretty cringe-y.
College Senior 2013-11-19T02:18:09Z
The Fin Aid advisors are willing to talk to you and negotiate if need be.
College Senior 2013-11-19T02:17:34Z
People drink drink drink all day everyday. Some people smoke, but that's a small percentage compared to those who drink. It's Irish, it's in Boston, and people don't really go much further than pot or Adderrall/Xanax.
College Senior 2013-11-19T02:15:46Z
English is awesome and there a bunch of professors that are great, but I think that the professors get overworked and therefore not all of them can get really deep into a text. I've had a couple of grad students teach who were really great and loved the material, but they would bring their dissertations into it and have specific ideas of what student writing should be like. Overall, since there is a undergraduate business school, English gets a bad rep and you will occasionally face some major snobs who think that being an English major is a waste of time. But overall BC has a great humanities program, and the English department continues to grow every year.
College Senior 2013-11-19T02:15:46Z
There are a lot of classes to choose from, though some of the departments lack interesting electives--or, if they do have them, they are very hard to get into. But professors are usually okay about letting kids in if you email them and beg a little.
College Senior 2013-11-19T02:13:08Z
They recently changed the disciplinary system, but for a while it was the "matrix" which was very strict and didn't give the students or the Resident Directors any leeway to judge everything case-by-case. They take underage drinking very, very seriously in the entire city of Boston, and fake IDs are a huge no-no. On-campus drinking obviously happens no matter what year you are, but if you get caught more than 3 times, you can be in some big doodoo.
College Senior 2013-11-19T02:11:02Z
We have a ton of computer labs that are never completely full because everyone at BC has their own computer.
College Senior 2013-11-19T02:08:08Z
We get A LOT of space--if your pick time is good. The housing process overall is pretty brutal and ruins friendships.
College Senior 2013-11-19T02:01:44Z
As a senior, I'm looking back on my years, and it was definitely the people I met that made it so amazing. The school itself definitely has a lot to offer, but it depends on what kind of person you are. If you are the type who wants a more homogenous student body (there are, of course, exceptions and everyone still has a story, etc), then this is perfect. If you're looking to interact with people from all different backgrounds (not just in terms of their ethnicity), and really get genuine diversity, maybe look somewhere else.
College Senior 2013-11-19T01:59:31Z
Guys & Girls:
It's "okay" because dating is not really a thing. There are few instances of people just asking other people out on dates, and the hook-up culture here is pretty intense. It can get emotionally draining fairly quickly, but there ARE happy couples. A lot of people seem to fall into either extreme--totally casual random hook ups only, or basically married because they spend so much time together. In the middle, there are your usual college friends with benefits, unrequited love interests, secret hookups, random drunk texts, etc.
College Senior 2013-11-19T01:57:20Z
There are some really amazing options around, including El Pelon, a Mexican place that is run by this guy with a crazy beard (what the restaurant is named after).. There are a couple of locations but the BC one is always full of students and serves some amazing burritos and platos. They also do a lot of events with the on-campus clubs to help them raise money, and it's cool. If you go often enough, the people start to remember your name... There's also a great ice cream place that makes their ice cream in house called White Mountain, a Dunkin, a City Convenience, a Crazy Dough's pizza, and a Flatbreads place. If you take the campus shuttle or get a car on campus, then you can easily get to Chipotle, Fin's Sushi, Eagle's Deli, Starbucks also. There's a 24 hour convenience store in Cleveland Circle also which is great for the drunk munchies after getting out of Mary Ann's or Cityside (bars).
College Senior 2013-11-19T01:52:49Z
The winters can get pretty cold--Massachusetts is further up north than New York, and you can feel it. The New England fall is beautiful, but short-lived. Spring is amazing! Especially after months of bundling up in huge jackets and spending walks to class with teeth chattering.
College Sophomore 2013-11-13T16:36:20Z
There are a lot of computer labs that are usually open to use.
College Sophomore 2013-11-13T16:33:01Z
The professors are the best part of the school. Most, with a few exceptions, are good, open people dedicated to their subjects. The English major is small and it's easy to get to know all the teachers within it.
College Sophomore 2013-11-13T16:33:01Z
Sorry, haven't had an internship and I've left the school.
College Sophomore 2013-11-13T16:31:55Z
If you don't have a car, the only way you'll be able to get off campus is pretty much for church.
College Sophomore 2013-11-13T16:31:22Z
Housing is pretty good but there's not enough of it. For two years in a row I was stuck in a forced triple. You live in gendered hallways and each one has bathrooms and a small kitchen and a common area.
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