Recent Alumnus 2009-02-27T05:33:25Z
The libraries are really nice, and the Recreation Complex, also known as the Plex, is so-so. Alumni Stadium and the Flynn Center are good.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-27T05:23:32Z
Avoid Newton campus because the Newton shuttle bus is really annoying, and it's usually too cold and inconvenient to wait for it. Shoot for upper campus when you are a freshman. Walsh, Vanderslice, or 90 St. Thomas More Hall is a good place to live when you are a sophomore. Lower campus is definitely the place to be no matter whether you are a sophomore, junior, or senior.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-27T05:19:28Z
The restaurants off campus are really good, and there are many different options for cuisine. There is also www.campusfood.com, which allows you to order in from the different restaurants. There are some great Italian restaurants in the city of Newton and in the North End in the city, but they are on the expensive side. There are some cheap pizza places around that are delicious and economical. There are also some great restaurants and bars on Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon Street and Harvard Avenue in Brighton, such as Zocalo and Joshua Tree. Other great spots for restaurants are Coolidge Corner and Cleveland Circle.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-27T05:16:16Z
The campus is not very economically diverse, and I feel like a lot of people here are richer than they know what to do with their money. The campus is also not very ethnically or sexually diverse. The GLBTQ population is small, and probably would be bigger if the atmosphere at BC were more welcoming to the GLBTQ community, which it is not. It is rather homophobic. The population is mostly white-some people call it the "white wave." I was hoping for more ethnic diversity here. Politically, mostly everyone is liberal, but there are many Republicans. Our university is 60 percent Catholic.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-26T01:25:11Z
Off-campus housing is pretty much for juniors, and a lot of juniors go abroad and many live on campus. My friends who live off campus didn't have any trouble. The only problem is the bus system and the weather.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-26T01:24:04Z
The campus police just want to keep us safe, for the most part. If they see something ridiculous, they will get you in trouble. The city police are the ones to watch out for.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-26T01:19:12Z
Drugs are definitely present, but you can avoid them if you want to. Most people smoke, and some people do more, but you have to look a little harder.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-26T00:31:15Z
The dorms vary, but there's really no way to avoid any of them because it's the luck of the draw. Kostka (on upper) is the one I was in freshman year, and it's one of the oldest up there, but there's no way I could have picked it. A lot of dorms have no air conditioning, and even though the Mods are a BC tradition, they aren't the nicest housing. The nicest dorms are probably Gabelli, Voute, Vanderslice, and the Gate because they're the newest on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-26T00:22:52Z
The teachers vary at BC. Some are amazing, some are boring, and some shouldn't be allowed to teach (and luckily these don't have tenure-yet). The workload is completely unpredictable because it varies by teacher, so you can never be sure until you get in the class and look at the syllabus. If you e-mail a teacher and ask to see the syllabus before taking the class, he or she will most likely let you, which can be helpful for figuring out how much you can handle. BC is a solid school for philosophy and theology-obviously, with the Jesuit connection-and CSOM (Carroll School of Management) is also fairly well-recognized. It's pretty solid all around, but I wouldn't say it's known for anything in particular.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-26T00:20:00Z
The campus police are more concerned with safety than getting people in trouble. If there's a party, they're more interested in breaking it up than writing people up for drinking. BC has a strong "no drinking games" policy, but it's enforced entirely by RAs and RDs, not campus police. The campus police are about safety, while residential life staff is concerned with rule breaking.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-26T00:17:47Z
Health & Safety:
BCPD is so hardcore-they're all Boston police, too, so they carry guns, and have proper cars and uniforms. There's barely any crime, and if there is, it normally involves students doing something dumb. The school has emergency blue-light poles everywhere if there's a problem, as well as Eagle Escort to drive students places if necessary, but they're not the nicest people.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-26T00:15:35Z
The libraries are really nice-and there are eight of them, which is helpful-and the athletic stadium is smaller but really nice, too. The Plex, where everyone goes to work out, is definitely lacking, though. There aren't enough treadmills, ellipticals, or other machines for people, which is annoying because BC is a very fitness-conscious school. The dining halls are nice and there are plenty of options.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-26T00:08:47Z
There's every weather you could ask for in a full school year-when you get to school in the fall, it stays hot until about October, and then it will get blustery and possibly rainy. Snow keeps coming later and later, but there's normally snow right before Christmas break and then all through January and February. The best weeks are right before finals in May-it's gorgeous. Bring rain boots (they're good for snow and rain), an umbrella, and a light rain jacket. Also, bring a warm coat and gloves for winter-and even though some people think they're dumb, Uggs are really good for keeping your feet warm. Oh, and lots of scarves-they're fashionable and practical!
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-26T00:05:32Z
The T is very convenient. At BC, there's either the D Line or the B Line-the D Line is faster, but if that doesn't work out, there's always the B Line. BC also has buses for helping students get around. They're pretty convenient, too, but it's hard to judge the times to figure out where they're going to be and when.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T23:10:09Z
Although my experiences here have not always been great, I think they definitely prepared me for the future.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T23:09:10Z
Basketball and football are the two biggest sports. They are very fan-based and exciting.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T23:07:45Z
Guys & Girls:
The guys are interesting, and I find the girls to be somewhat superficial. But, I have met a lot of quality characters.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T23:06:41Z
There is definitely a diverse amount of food off campus, so you can always find food of great quality.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T23:04:22Z
It's pretty diverse, but not as diverse as other schools.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T23:03:16Z
It is very convenient to have your own computer, but there are many computers on campus, and the labs are usually not crowded.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T20:42:01Z
The parties on campus tend to be dorm parties, which easily become sweatboxes. However, there are a few good parties at BC several times a year.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T20:41:28Z
Northeastern, BU, Wheelock, Simmons, Bentley, and Berklee are nearby, just to name a few. In the city, you'll run into plenty of college students like yourself.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T20:40:43Z
BC doesn't acknowledge Greeks on campus. However, there are students who are members of city-wide campuses of Greek organizations.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T20:39:41Z
You will spot a few people smoking marijuana or will at least smell it. Drinking at BC is a very big deal. I always tell people, you can find whatever you want at BC.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T20:38:57Z
Guys & Girls:
It all depends on the crowd you are drawn into. For the most part, it seems as if everyone is pretty outgoing. Stay away from the athletes because many are jerks!
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