Recent Alumnus 2010-08-31T18:54:55Z
Guys & Girls:
Sluts, Sluts and Ok – Three groups of girls at BC 1. Athlete Groupies- girls only like athletes 2. Single party girls- girls who go out for the soul purpose to hook up and get drunk (slutty, skanky) 3. Stuck up/Taken- girls who think they are the s*** and dont give any guy the time or day
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-31T18:50:47Z
I came to BC as a business major and quickly found out that i was not being tought by teachers but TAs and most of the money going to this school was a waste. although i changed into the communications department and have met some great teachers so it all depends where you are at BC
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-24T15:54:16Z
Health & Safety:
I have not felt unsafe on campus. Everything is well lit at night. You have to swipe your ID to get into your building, but people are generally willing to let you in if they see you and you have forgotten your ID. I haven't experienced any thefts on campus, but if there are, I'm sure they are few.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-24T08:32:57Z
You Must Find Your Own Place – Boston College is a beautiful campus, but there are many things missing. It needs to grow and become a more modern campus. We do have a gym that has basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts along with a pool and an inside track, along with weightlifting. However, there is no air conditioning on hot days, making the place rather unbearable. BC does not have a student center. They say our student center is the O'Connel House, a old house on Upper Campus, where some of the freshmen class lives, so it isn't even in the middle of campus. It is old and small, and is not really a place where students can just hang out and relax. Our food is not that great either. I've thrown up once from eating their potatoes. However, with all these facility problems, there are many campus groups and clubs that make do with what we have. There is a group for everyone to join, and make the most of what is available to us.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-24T08:26:29Z
All Needs Are Satisfied – There is always room at the computer labs at Boston College because most students have their own computers now. There is a laptop lounge available, but that may get crowded a bit, but there are always other places on campus available since our school is provided with WiFi. The only place without WiFi are the freshmen dorms. An ethernet cable is required to get internet there. The computer lab and the library all have printers available for use, along with scanners and fax machines. BC also allows for printing from anywhere on campus by using the network, which allows for easy printing without having to use their computers.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-22T16:13:59Z
Nightlife is much better for students that are over the age of 21. Most of the bars and the clubs are for the age 21 or older. There are a few 18+ clubs, but they are kind of sketchy and dingy. I would recommend house parties or just chilling in the dorm with your friends. It is free and is fun.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-22T16:10:38Z
Chestnut Hill has many great and cost effective restaurants. THe town pretty much revolves around BC, so there are a couple Chipotles, Applebees, and other non-expensive restaurants. It is especially great for struggling college students.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-22T16:08:49Z
The food is okay. It is a bit on the unhealthy side and is overflowing with grease, mountains of oil and other fatty foods. The food is also extremely expensive and repetitive. Th dining halls are clean but you get tired of eating the same foods all the time. Also the meal plan is way too large. I had so much food remaining on my meal plan last semester.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-15T15:22:28Z
You can't park at BC unless you work there. Parking garage....meh...
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-15T15:20:14Z
A Step Away from BYU – Students definitely drink, but not as much as one would think. BU, Harvard, Tufts, Northeastern take the drinking title. Some people smoke pot, but not habitually.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-15T15:12:58Z
Not That Big of a Deal – BC sports/the extent of the role of sports in students' lives is really exaggerated. About a quarter of the students body goes to the football games, and it isn't uncommon to see only 25-75 students at Basketball games. The facilities are among the worst in the country
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-03T19:48:34Z
They exist. Oh the misconception.
There is greek life both on and off campus, you just have to know the right people.
You think middle march is secretive? Try organizations that are not even allowed to exist.
No cheat sheet here. You want in good luck.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-03T19:12:45Z
Ok cheat sheet time people. Parking can be obtained from student services in the following ways. 1. Be a nurse. 2. Be a teacher. 3. Have a "medical condition" from therapy which is more than 2 miles from public transit to a doctors note saying it would impair you to walk x amount of feet. (I'm serious). Number 3 is obviously the way to go for the best chance. Find a good local doctor who will write the note. By the way you better be rich, probably are if you're going to BC and worried about parking you're land rover, it will run you 25 dollars a day. That's right. Every damn day. 25*7*4*4=2800 That's right folks. 2800 a semester.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-28T23:14:20Z
New Matrix – The administration has created a new "matrix" that outlines the potential punishments for different offenses.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-28T23:09:07Z
Jesuit University – Boston College is a jesuit university. You can make as much or as little of this as you would like. Regardless of your beliefs, however, there are some great jesuit professors who are just fun to talk to!
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-28T23:07:14Z
Special Interest Housing – Excellent, allows students to pick housing before the lottery
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-19T03:57:55Z
Fun Place All Around – Even with all the work I had this year, I loved pretty much all of my classes and professors. My professors were great about being available outside the class through their office hours and email. You can have fun on campus or off. Also, because BC is right on the outskirts of Boston it was easy to head into town for dinner or whatever else you decide to do.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-16T19:54:53Z
Commuting Is Relatively Easy – Overall transportation at BC is very convenient. The two BC buses are there for students who live on newton campus or off campus although sometimes(especially at night and on weekends) students may have to wait over 20 minutes for a bus. If going into the city, there are several options to choose from. The Newton Center T stop (D Line) is within walking distance from Newton Campus while the Chestnut Hill stop (D Line) is within walking distance from Upper Campus. You also have the option of walking to the Boston College T stop (B Line) which is accross the street from campus although it takes forver to get to the city because it has so many stops. Taking the Comm Ave bus to the Reservoir T stop (D Line) is also a good option and usually quicker than taking the B line. Regardless of where you live on campus though, plan on taking at least half an hour to get to the city.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-16T04:18:04Z
Winter Is Winter – Winter is cold, and dark, so that's no fun. Sledding is fun, in the snow, but mostly the cold, short days aren't great. But when the weather gets nice, you've never felt better and the world has never been so beautiful.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-16T04:11:08Z
Widely Available Technologies – You can almost always find an open computer to use in the library, and I've found that the 500 page per semester printing allotment is more than enough. The online "blackboard" system makes my life much easier aswell.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-16T04:08:45Z
It's All Good – The professors in my field have been very helpful and knowledgeable so far. Some of the classes I have taken in my one year of college have become my all-time favorites. I feel like I'm learning from intelligent people who care about their subjects and students.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-16T00:36:10Z
Unless you have a really rich father, don't plan on bringing a car to school. Regardless, it will be until senior year until you have a legit shot at a parking spot. The lack of parking is due to the proximity to Boston and is probably the cause for the lack of tailgating/fun surrounding football games. The only people able to buy a parking spot on game days are lame multimillion dollar parents who just want have a fancy mixed drink while hanging out to 80s tunes and talking about which building are named after their family.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-16T00:31:58Z
School Spirit Sucks – If you are sober enough to watch the football games, you probably arent havent a very good time. The student section is the only part of the stadium that even acknowledges that a college football game is being played before their eyes. The tailgating sucks unless you are a senior and the "superfan" shirts are possibly the worst idea since the design plans for the "plex".
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-16T00:28:52Z
Basically diversity is the most talked about thing on campus. Everyone seems to care a lot about it, but yet each ethnicity forms almost completely segregated social cliques.
Recent Alumnus 2010-07-16T00:03:03Z
Boston is the land of apartments. My roommates and I found one in like two days with a realtor, but they're very expensive. There is no way to escape that-it's Boston. It's very easy to find an apartment, though, and they're close to campus. No one worries about finding one.
Or so I'm told.
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