College Sophomore 2012-11-06T19:53:23Z
Hockey is great! That is about it. The rest is mediocre.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-01T22:46:02Z
Very few if any of the people I know have a car. There isn't a lot of parking on campus but I know several people who park on a side street somewhere near campus or at a friend's house off campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-01T22:40:51Z
The drug scene is not really that big, I only thing I've found is a lot of smoking. Drinking is much more visible around campus and everyone knows where to find the alcohol. It is sad to say but a large majority of the students drink Thursday through Saturday and it's no secret. We do have resident assistants that do rounds to make sure everything is under control and we also have our own police department that patrols the campus every night.
College Senior 2012-10-29T02:23:02Z
As long as you work with your financial advisor and (please!) fill out your FAFSA, getting financial aid is really easy. Advisors here really want to help you further your education and will work with what you give them as long as you reach out and make contact with them.
College Sophomore 2012-10-24T21:22:56Z
I give this a D because, technically, the school is racially and culturally/religiously diverse. However, can you really call it diverse when everyone dresses identically, no matter what their ethnic background is? Everyone here is the same. Everyone is wealthy and superficial. You just can't go to a big name school without it being like this. The better the ranking, the more insufferable the people.
College Junior 2012-10-20T19:51:37Z
Excellent! The classes are great and the teachers are kind and understanding (most of the time). The deans really respond to requests of the students and we work hard but it's worth the credit we are given.
College Junior 2012-10-20T19:50:25Z
The food is extremely redundant and the lines are horrendous. The places around campus aren't very good and if you do eat dinner here it takes forever to get your food and pay.
College Junior 2012-10-20T19:47:22Z
There aren't many places to eat off campus unless you go all the way to Boston. Newton Centre does have many delicious restaurants but for college kids the price is way out of our range.
College Junior 2012-10-20T19:45:58Z
The school is greatly connected and the Communications program is phenomenal. The teachers are kind and extremely smart; they really try to connect with their students. The Core Curriculum is a bit irritating but it helps you take classes you wouldn't normaly take.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-19T19:25:22Z
Very cold from November to March. Other than that, standard weather conditions.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-19T19:24:45Z
Housing is pretty average underclassmen year. If you live on Newton Campus freshman year you have to take a bus, but the dorms are better in terms of living conditions. Upperclassmen housing is above average compared to other schools I have visited.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-19T19:22:02Z
Plenty of computers are available at the two main libraries, including a computer lab of about 30 Macs and 30 PCs. Printing is easy well, each student is allocated 500 free pages to print.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-19T19:14:29Z
Public transportation to and from BC is very convenient, considering the Green Line has a stop right on campus. Also, BC provides a shuttle bus service that takes you down Comm Ave, including a stop at another T stop. From these T stops, its very easy to take the subway into the train stations at Back Bay or South Station. Only difficulty, however, is that it can take over an hour to get to Logan Airport, unless you're willing to pay a lot for a cab.
College Junior 2012-10-12T17:57:03Z
We have a very nice and well-maintained facilities. Currently we are about to start the 10 year plan to build new dorms, a new workout facility, and a new student center. The academic buildings are very nice. One of the libraries looks like it could have been from a Harry Potter movie.
College Junior 2012-10-12T17:54:52Z
All freshmen dorms are grouped together which helps with the transition into the first year. Freshman either live on Upper Campus on the Chestnut Hill Campus or on Newton Campus which is a 5 minute shuttle away. The dorms are simple but in very good condition. Most buildings have laundry facilities in the basement.
College Junior 2012-10-12T17:53:04Z
Health & Safety:
There are blue lights all over campus that you can use to call 911. All student IDs have the numbers for all of the police on campus and in the area and health services. BC is located in a very nice, affluent suburb of Boston creating a safe environment for students.
College Junior 2012-10-12T17:46:57Z
It is a very racially diverse campus. We have students from all 50 states and from around the world.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-07T18:20:29Z
Freshman are split onto two campuses, and while half get the convenience of living on main campus and don't have to take a bus to class, a lot of them get stuck in forced triples which is rough. You do get a housing discount if that happens, though. Sophomores have it rough with the housing lottery, which tends to cause a lot of drama and ends friendships. Just do 'substance-free' housing to avoid the lottery to begin with and don't openly have alcohol in your apartment (which you technically can't anyways since you're underage as a Sophomore). Then you are guaranteed housing on lower campus. Juniors aren't guaranteed housing, some people get lucky and get 4 years, but most get 3 and have to find an apartment off campus. It can be expensive but I've never heard of anyone having difficulty finding a place. Seniors have great housing, the mods are awesome (old, but awesome) and that's where all the parties and tailgating happens for football games. Voute and Gabelli have townhomes which are sick too. The Gate is also a really nice dorm and you can usually live there as a junior or senior.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-07T18:13:44Z
I was a Hispanic Studies major and I loved every minute of it. My classes were interesting, I learned a lot, and professors were generally very approachable. Most of my classes had more demanding workloads than friends in other majors, but it was manageable. The curriculum was great too because instead of a just a language major, you had to learn history and culture and literature as well. It encompassed a lot of great topics and I really feel like I received a well-rounded education.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-07T18:09:58Z
You can always find something to eat, and any type of food you want. You can also find really cheap places close to campus, as well as nicer, more expensive places a little ways away. Not many student discounts, but sometimes there are deals with your Eagle ID.
Recent Alumnus 2012-10-07T18:05:57Z
Is A+ really visible or hardly available? If the higher grade means a low presence of drugs and alcohol on campus, then I would rate BC at a C-. Alcohol is everywhere, and while I never really felt pressured to drink, it was weird if you didn't. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights were always crazy in the mods, and you could find people willing to go out to the bars any night of the week. As for drugs, people were much more laid back. Most people I knew smoked pot or took prescription drugs like adderol to get work done. I never felt any pressure at all to use drugs while I was there, and the drug scene is nothing in comparison to the drinking scene.
College Sophomore 2012-09-24T15:34:23Z
By far the nicest network I've ever encountered. BC recently upgraded their Wifi so it's very fast in all the dorms, especially in your actual rooms. It gets a little sloppy in the lounges and once you get outside but that's expected and nothing is perfect. The wired ethernet connection more than makes up for this though. If you plug in you get a 1 Gbps connection! That's insanely good considering most times you only get 100 Mbps on an ethernet connection. My only complaint is that they closed up some of the ethernet ports in the rooms so there are not as many as there should be, but that's only a problem for me because I'm that guy who brought a freakin homemade desktop with him to college haha. Most people probably won't even use the ethernet ports anyway (even though they should because it's wayyyy faster) so I doubt this would be much of an issue. Overall I am very impressed with the network services here a BC.
College Sophomore 2012-09-20T17:33:50Z
This place is seriously great in every aspect. No matter where you come from I feel that you could make a home here. People come from all over and I've made a ton of friends in my first 3 weeks or so. So far, Freshman year looks incredible. There is just so much here: clubs, sports, service, parties, girls(boys), Boston, etc. You name it and BC has got it, or will get it for you. Academically it's no easy place, as long as you want to challenge yourself of course. For those who criticize BC I can only say they did not examine all it has to offer well enough.
College Junior 2012-09-17T22:02:39Z
Nightlife in the city of Boston is 21+ but on campus parties are always available and if the party scene isn't your thing, it is always possible to find another alternative.
College Junior 2012-09-17T21:27:08Z
Free campus shuttle, easy access to T stop and taxi
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