College Senior 2013-11-12T20:19:16Z
it's pretty expensive but good
College Senior 2013-11-12T20:17:23Z
it was pretty easy and helpful
College Senior 2013-11-12T20:16:00Z
IT is too cold and snowy.
College Senior 2013-11-12T20:05:26Z
It's pretty fun. It's average for a small city.
College Junior 2013-11-11T15:45:43Z
Parking at BC is extremely expensive and there are a very limited number of spots. Every time that there is an on-campus event (which is almost every weekend), any student who pays an exorbitant monthly rate for a parking space is forced to move their car from main campus to the Newton campus, which is a 15 minute drive from campus. Furthermore, BC claims that it allows paid overnight parking during the week. However, this is not the case; I have several friends who have been towed from BC lots despite this claim. BC parking imposes very unreasonable ticket fines and is very inflexible.
College Freshman 2013-11-04T13:27:23Z
It's annoying to have to find a spot
College Junior 2013-10-21T15:32:15Z
The food is not bad except the chicken can be a little sketchy some times. I like the variety and I definitely have my go-to favorite meals. There are quite a few cafeterias to get food from.
College Junior 2013-10-21T15:31:16Z
The school does a good job of making sure its students are following the law and not doing anything to harm themselves or others.
College Junior 2013-10-21T15:29:57Z
Drugs are not popular. If they are, its a quiet topic. The school could do a better job about educating and promoting Drug Safety.
College Junior 2013-10-10T14:56:36Z
There's the bus, which only does a loop around the campus and Cleveland Circle. But the T is the form of transportation that everyone uses to get anywhere besides Cleveland Circle. If you have a Charlie Card, it's $2.00 for every ride - I think this is pretty steep, especially since if you don't have a Charlie Card, it's $2.50. If you want to get anywhere in Boston, the T is what you want to use, unless you're going after 12:30 AM, which is when the T shuts down. So then you need a taxi. Calling a taxi isn't too hard though, fortunately.
College Student 2013-09-30T17:40:54Z
Academics is Boston College's strongest area. We pride ourselves on having the best teachers and some of the best resources for those who need them. Our core curriculum helps shape us into excellent well rounded individuals.
College Student 2013-09-30T17:38:41Z
Our varsity sports are average at best. We have the third most D-1 sports in the country but aren't exceptional at any one sport.
College Student 2013-09-30T17:37:06Z
You have the T which brings you into Boston and it is right next to campus. They have an excellent bus system that runs until 2am.
College Student 2013-09-30T17:35:44Z
I'm in the Carroll School of Management and everyone of my teachers has been in the field there are teaching or are an expert in that field. Great networking opportunities. Excellent resources.
College Junior 2013-08-29T21:36:35Z
BC has some great green space - for freshmen, there's Upper and Newton, for everyone else, there's the quad, and Stokes' lawn, and O'Neill Plaza. BC has done a lot in adding more green space. These areas are important since we don't actually have a student center yet.
As for campus events and traditions, I love the way everyone gets pumped over the football games. Guys tend to pick up girls and people toss them up in the air for each point we've scored. We waggle our fingers and go "FIESTA!" at each kickoff. It's just the best.
College Junior 2013-08-29T21:10:14Z
BC has three kinds of dorms, basically: doubles/triples/quads, which are for freshmen, suites, which are for sophomores and juniors, and apartment-style suites, which are for juniors and seniors (and some sophomores). Basically, as a freshman, you have no choice but to live in a double/triple/quad, so you only have two beds, a few shelves, a desk, and a bureau to put your clothes. I lived in CLXF, which is basically four buildings smushed together. It's a good place to live for the social aspect, since I could literally walk down the hall to my friends, plus sharing a bathroom with the girls in Loyola meant that everyone got to know each other, and that was a lot of fun.
Sophomores can have suites that have a "kitchenette" which basically means a sink, a shelf for food/dishes/etc, and a table to sit down and have dinner at. This would be in places like Walsh or 90. Some sophomores have to live on CoRo, unfortunately. Some sophomores live in 66, which is a great place for doubles and triples, but it's still not spacious. For me, living in Walsh was an experience - I liked it, don't get me wrong, but it isn't the nicest place on campus. 90 is better, but it's not as spacious as Walsh. Living with 7 other girls and having to clean up and take out our own trash was not easy, but it worked out.
Now, as a junior, I'm living in Edmonds. I've lived here once before for the summer while it was undergoing some minor adjustments - they had to do a lot to fix the pipes - but the thing about on campus housing is that you can always call in a work order, and those are always taken care of relatively soon. My best friend was living in Gabelli as a junior and now as a senior, which to me, is the nicest of dorms. It looks like Gabelli was renovated recently, so I love going in there. I love the study rooms they have on the second floor, they're very conducive environments to getting stuff done. Every dorm has study areas - which is great, since not every room is great for studying, especially depending on roommates.
So basically - it's a good thing to live on campus because you get the social atmosphere, you get to live with your friends once you get to sophomore year, and you get to have a kitchen at some point (which includes a refrigerator, oven, stove, and dishwasher) and it's really a big part of the whole college experience.
College Junior 2013-08-29T20:51:24Z
BC students have all of BC and Boston at their disposal. BC has a bunch of bars and places to drink around it, and on campus there's always a party at a mod someplace. I love Nights on the Heights, though not many do, but it basically gives you something to do on weekends when you don't drink - they'll have cupcake decorating, or Build-a-Bear, singers/comedians performing, etc - they're all fun. So yeah, there is a lot of stuff to do.
College Junior 2013-08-24T16:43:38Z
The drug scene at Boston College is pervasive, but the level of activity depends on which group you're a part of. The most popular activity is drinking, while smoking is the second. However, it is fairly easy to avoid drinking and smoking as there are groups that simply do not care for either of these activities. There is, of course, an unspoken pressure to drink, but if you state your intentions clearly, most people will be cool with whatever you choose.
College Junior 2013-08-24T16:37:15Z
Health & Safety:
The campus police is always around and ready to assist the students in any way they can. I have never felt like I was in danger while I was on campus, even at the dead of night, and there are many blue-light phones scattered around in case of an emergency. The Eagle Escort system also transports students who fear of walking alone back to their dorms and are reasonably quick. The student health center is also extremely helpful and even the nearby hospital has an ambulance ready for serious injuries. Of course, these are all simply precautions for the benefit of the student body.
College Junior 2013-08-24T16:28:33Z
The parking at Boston College can be dreadful, especially on game days. If you want to park on campus, you have to get a permit and those can be expensive. In fact, most people don't even have a car as the parking is headache-inducingly frustrating and instead take the T (the subway) to get around.
College Junior 2013-08-22T04:57:41Z
On the brink of my first year as a Resident Assistant here at BC, and in the middle of training, I can honestly say that the strictness at this school is in place only to keep kids safe. BCPD will break up parties when called, but they make 0-maybe 3 arrests a semester. They are not here to get kids in trouble, but to call an ambulance to have kids that are too drunk get taken to Saint E's hospital. It is unfortunate that there are cases that the $750 ambulance/ hospital bill wasn't worth it and the individual really didn't need to go, but usually they do need to go and it is always better than getting arrested. We are trained to be hardasses about some things, and to be safe and not sorry in regards to someone who we suspect may hurt themselves or is in a dangerous situation. But for the most part, everyone is able to make what they want with their social lives without much interference, even if living in the residence halls. It's not a hard school to underage drink at, you just need to know how to stay relatively safe doing it.
College Junior 2013-08-22T04:53:18Z
The academics at BC are taken extremely seriously by professors and students alike. The registration process is fair, although it can be a bummer while an underclassmen because your pick times come after all students further along in their degree (by class). There is ample study space in academic buildings, very nice residence hall lounges, and libraries.
College Junior 2013-08-22T04:51:04Z
Boston College operates in an environment of students, professors, and administrators that take education in the jesuit tradition very seriously. Professors are more than qualified, and many are extremely passionate about their subjects. While the workload is daunting at times (particularly, from what I hear as almost unmanageable for PreMed students- many of which drop out of PreMed after freshman year), it is fair and reasonable in my program and many who I talk to. In my case, the Carroll School of Management has excellent programs in both of my concentrations of finance and accounting that are challenging but prepare me for my career. The facilities are unmatched in Boston. BC has a beautiful private campus with many new buildings and amazing plans for the future. My school has a very junior year internship-driven expectation that goes along with the experience, and amazing companies come to campus. The Career center is very helpful and you can organize many interviews online, as well as submitting resumes and CV's.
College Junior 2013-08-22T04:45:06Z
MBTA Green Line is right there at BC, and you can also take the BC shuttle service which is run by BostonCoach and very efficient, clean, and comfortable to the D line which is even faster into the city.
College Junior 2013-08-20T21:13:19Z
Once you apply into the school of your choice you are free to begin whatever major that interests you, within the school you are accepted to. Changing from school to school however is a more difficult process that requires meetings with deans and an application.
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