College Senior 2012-02-29T17:05:58Z
J Crew Catalog – Vast majority of student population is white, and most other racial communities form their own social groups, especially the asian community. Most people are Catholic as well since this is a Jesuit university, but it's not incredibly noticeable to me and I'm not Catholic.
College Junior 2012-02-24T20:04:27Z
Always Something Going on – Freshmen housing doesn't really permit drinking in the dorms, but there is always a place at upper clansmen housing or off-campus. Many people go there. Many also go to the bars that are just a shuttle bus ride away.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-23T22:32:16Z
Parking is tough! There are not many passes available and even when you have a pass they are picky about which spots you can park in, so you might still get a ticket. The street spots have all sort of varied rules about times to park and it is hard to find a metered spot.
College Junior 2012-02-17T20:37:25Z
On Campus parties are very exclusive. unless you have the hookups, good luck trying to get in especially as a guy
College Junior 2012-02-17T20:33:23Z
Boston College is in its own bubble and students forget that sometimes.
Living off campus can give you a broader perspective on college life in boston.
If you live on campus, you tend to stay on it more than you are off it.
College Junior 2012-02-16T19:36:26Z
A little bit of everything – Easy to find something to do any night of the week.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-16T07:03:41Z
Keep at It and It'll Work Out – With the financial aid process you need to keep calling if you want to appeal, but BC prides itself as one of the institutions that meet 100% of need-based financial aid.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-16T07:00:40Z
All Four Seasons – The weather isn't really an issue for campus life with the shuttle system. When it gets cold, people stay inside, but on any warm day everyone is outside for some sun.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-16T06:57:55Z
Guys & Girls:
Interesting Combination – The dating scene is basically mini-marriages or simply random hookups. But the students are attractive and everyone is looking for a good time.
College Junior 2012-02-16T05:51:30Z
Dining Hall Food – The food on Lower campus is better than upper but they are both pretty good. People complain about the setup of paying with money instead of meal swipes, but if you think about it it's actually much better this way. The cooks are good and the selection changes often enough. Boston is close enough that if you really get tired of everything, you can just eat out anyway.
College Junior 2012-02-16T05:49:38Z
Music Education Major – Faculty is excellent. The curriculum is structured well. Just got a new course specifically for pursuing music education. The workload is not too much at all. There are many many opportunities to perform and get involved in ensembles through the department. The professors are extremely friendly and willing to help, and every one of them is an expert both in music and at teaching it.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-14T21:21:26Z
Few Grants, Efficient Process – The office is very efficient. Don't expect to get much beyond loans, however! There are only ~15 merit scholarships available per entering class.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-14T21:20:29Z
Great for a Certain Type of Person – I got a lot out of my time at BC and had opportunities there that would not have been available anywhere else, but the social aspects are very difficult if you're not coming from a prep school in Connecticut
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-14T21:15:16Z
Excellent When Not Tas – Many of the faculty are excellent, but too many introductory-level courses are taught by teaching assistants.
College Senior 2012-02-03T23:51:55Z
Boston Dining – BC has a nice selection of local favorites, such as Roggies, Pinos, el pelon, etc and if you want any other type of food, I'm sure you will be able to find it somewhere in the city of Boston. Delivery options are also great, and some places take your eagle bucks. Dining out can get expensive though, especially when transportation is involved.
College Senior 2012-02-03T23:48:27Z
Health & Safety:
Incredibly Safe – The campus is located in a very wealthy, soccer mom-type suburb. When walking across campus alone late at night, the only thing I think you would have to worry about is maybe the possibility of an acorn landing on your head. We have a very large campus police force, all of whom are deputy sheriffs of the Boston PD (meaning they can arrest anyone anywhere in the state of MA). Safety is definitely not a concern at all. As far as health goes, health services will treat your basic needs, but chances are you will need to see your real doctor if you have anything worse than your average cold/infection etc. But I think this is the case at most universities
College Junior 2012-01-23T02:44:18Z
There really isn't anything wonderful or horrible about the computers here. They have both Macs and PCs in the lab, and you get 500 sheets of free printing every semester. The internet is a good speed and trustworthy. The only negative is that the printers are in one location, so it is a long walk to get to them.
College Junior 2012-01-23T02:42:24Z
Best of Everything – BC is located in Chestnut Hill, which is a great town, although there is not too much to do around. There are some restaurants and shops which are all very nice, alone with Newton Centre. But, it is so easy to get into Boston, and everything you could ask for is there. It's great because you aren't in the city 24/7, but it's very accessible when you want to go.
College Junior 2012-01-16T03:39:30Z
Libraries are awesome, dining halls are nice, as are dorms. Athletics facilities for athletes are great but general gym is a bit small.
College Junior 2012-01-16T03:35:51Z
Boston, Enough Said. Brilliant city. Lots to get involved with if you look, and even if you don't.
College Junior 2012-01-13T20:21:26Z
Transportation in and around Boston College is extremely convenient. The school provides a free bus, known as the Commonwealth Ave. Bus, that will take one on a loop around campus and to the Reservoir T stop on the D line. From there, one can use the T to get most places. But if you need a different T line, both the B line and the C line are in walking distance from various stops on the Comm Ave bus.
College Junior 2012-01-13T20:17:44Z
Because we are so close to Boston, the off campus dining is extremely varied. We have various places such as diners, deli's, and coffee shops within walking distance of campus. There are also major places such as Coolidge Corner and Newton Center that have many dining options. Lastly, one can always take the T into Boston to find somewhere to eat.
College Junior 2012-01-13T20:15:37Z
Each student is given 500 pages of free printing per semester, which is great. All you have to do is go to the library to use it. This can sometimes be difficult because there are often lines to use computers and the printing stations and when in a rush this is inconvenient. As a result, many students have printers in their rooms.
College Junior 2012-01-11T16:16:04Z
Boston College is a great mix of focusing on academics, but still enjoying your college years on the weekends. Students pay attention to their grades and when it's finals week it's as if everyone is studying. But on fridays and the weekend, people take a break from their workload and have fun with friends. The campus is beautiful and it's in a very calm area. There are a ton of resources for the students and the people are very friendly and helpful.
College Junior 2012-01-11T16:09:40Z
Athletics at BC are important. Football season is full of excitement especially the fan support at the games and the cheers. The team performance is not the best but the students like to socialize at the games, they don't really pay attention to what's happening on the field. Athletic facilities are very good, well-kept. Athletes get a lot of resources with academic help and their own workout gym.
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