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
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-17T04:03:03Z
BC has a plethora of options! We have four schools within ourselves - William F. Connell School of Nursing (my personal favorite), Lynch School of Education, Carroll School of Management, and School of Arts & Sciences. There actually is something for everyone!
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-17T04:00:01Z
Although BC has a diverse population, racial groups tend to stick together. BC has a general lack of assimilation, however the AHANA office has been working to blend people together. We definitely have a decent size LGBT community as well. Additionally, although there are a variety of middle class students, there is also a huge number of very well-off students given the nature of the school.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-17T03:54:09Z
Health & Safety:
BC has just created its own Office of Health Promotion. They're beginning to tackle issues such as stress, underage drinking, body image, and mental health. I anticipate this office will grow in the future. Additionally, we have an enormous volunteer EMS program, and a decent health services program. Furthermore, we have our own police force whom I've grown very fond of. BCPD is on your side!
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-17T03:49:05Z
Most of the dorms are awesome! However, the lottery to get into various dorms is kind of dicey and can cause lots of drama between roommates and friends. If you get lucky, it's fantastic, but if you don't it really doesn't make too much of a difference.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-17T03:45:05Z
I personally have not had any issues, however policies about alcohol are strictly enforced based on the circumstances. If one is smart, you'll be able to combat this and still enjoy your college experience.
College Senior 2012-09-05T15:41:17Z
We have our fair share of crazy weather here. The good thing is, the buildings with the classrooms are fairly close together and it's not too bad to walk between classes in the snow or rain. The bad part are the hills and stairs - you have to be extra careful of your footwear in the snow and rain, and sometimes they don't salt the stairways until later in the day - so if you have a morning class, you should probably leave early and walk slowly. On the other hand, they do a great job of clearing snow and salting walkways the day of / the morning of the storm. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but we very rarely have classes cancelled due to weather.
College Senior 2012-09-05T15:37:31Z
Health & Safety:
Totally Safe – I feel completely safe on campus - even walking around by myself at night. We have a great police force that's on duty 24/7, especially on the weekends. We have a "blue light" system, where if you feel you're in danger anywhere on campus, there are blue lights within short distances of each other around campus. You press the button, and BCPD will be there in less than a minute. The police force also hosts self-defense classes, the buildings on campus are part of an adopt-a-cop program, and there is a BC van called the "Safety Escort" that you can call at any time of night to pick you up and get you home safely if you feel you need it.
College Junior 2012-09-04T19:29:05Z
It Is Boston Isn't It? I spent my whole life in California before coming to BC, so weather wasn't a huge priority for me. You know what you're getting if you choose to go to school in New England. For me, weather was only a problem when it prevented us from going out on the weekends. Besides that, as long as you bring your winter clothes, you'll survive the few months of cold.
College Junior 2012-09-04T19:25:33Z
Not a Big Problem – Alcohol is extremely popular on campus, but not so much for drugs. Marijuana and ADD medicine are the most common, but the majority of people do not partake.
College Junior 2012-09-04T19:21:05Z
Solid Sports, Solid Support – The football team has struggled recently, but the tailgates before games are still a blast. Hockey and basketball are the other two most popular sports, with huge support for the former and surprisingly little interest in the latter.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-31T19:30:44Z
Pretty Solid – The tech help system is really quite good. I've gotten a great amount of help when I'm here.The computers aren't always the greatest.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-31T19:25:35Z
When it's good, it's very good. When it's bad, it's not the greatest. There are more good options than bad, though.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-31T19:24:35Z
It's evident that there are more white students at BC, but the AHANA program is quite strong and growing and diversifying each year.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-30T19:18:28Z
Health & Safety:
Police are everywhere. Everyone is really friendly.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-30T19:16:48Z
Drink, but Don't Smoke, Snort, Pop – Pretty much everyone drinks on weekends. Very few people smoke marijuana regularly. Almost no one does any hard drugs. If you're caught drinking you probably will get off with a warning, anything thing else, though, and you could get kicked out of school.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-30T19:09:21Z
Great Taste and Variety – BC Dining is great compared to home cooked meals, and exceptional when compared to other Dining facilities at other campuses I visited. There are always several options at any given meal, including vegan and vegetarian dishes. My one complaint, however, would be that sometimes the options are focused to much on being healthy, rather than filling you up.
College Senior 2012-08-30T02:59:54Z
Grad Students Not So Much – As a graduate student, there is more difficulty and less availability.
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