Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T20:38:04Z
There is a plethora of restaurants nearby or T accessible. Try menupages.com, which is really helpful.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T20:37:29Z
It's not really that noticeable. Most people drink, and depending on who you hang out with, people will smoke. There are rumors about more hardcore drugs, but nobody really seems to know who does them.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T20:37:12Z
It's not really diverse-everyone hangs out with people who look like them. There are a few exceptions to this rule. Nevertheless, it's still a great school!
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T20:36:11Z
BC has no Greek life, so it's not a factor at all as far as I know. I think some people wish we did just so there would be an actual place for parties, and it would inspire a sense of tradition, but other people are perfectly happy without it.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T20:12:45Z
The gym seriously needs improvement but does the job. The library is amazing, but, for the most part, you don't really need to physically be there because most everything is available online.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T20:12:07Z
Computer labs are always crowded, so definitely bring your own (with a printer) if you have one. There is wireless everywhere but the dorm rooms-there you have an Ethernet cord.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T20:11:27Z
Parties involve drinking lots of incredibly cheap vodka. If you don't drink, chances are you will feel uncomfortable. The bars nearby are cheap, and all the good places card.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T20:09:53Z
You can't park at Boston College unless you commute or are the starting quarterback. It really isn't much of a benefit though-it is much easier and cheaper to take the T into the city or wherever you need to go.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T20:03:07Z
I think it depends on the subject. Some teachers are truly compassionate and care about their students, whereas others are just in it for the pension. The only thing that makes up for these (mostly science) slackers is the fact that medical school's pity BC pre-med students because they know our workload is insane.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-25T20:01:35Z
Health & Safety:
Boston College's campus is really safe, and the fact that we have our own police force is really comforting when you're out at night. Aside from occasional paranoia, there shouldn't be any real fear of getting attacked around school.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-22T20:31:01Z
Varsity sports at BC play a big role in student life. The football, basketball, and hockey games are so fun to attend and come together as "superfans." Intramural and club sports are definitely also fun to join!
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-22T20:24:39Z
I actually love the food at BC! Whether you're eating at Stuart, McElroy, or Lower, you're guaranteed a good meal and plenty of variety. My favorite dining hall to study in is the Rat. My favorite for lunch is Eagle's Nest, and my favorite for dinner is Hillside. I love the coffee and deserts at the Chocolate Bar, too!
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-22T20:23:24Z
It's easy to find housing. Also, students receive either three or four years of housing, so at the most, you will only need to find off-campus housing for a year.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-22T20:18:03Z
It's so convenient! The T is literally at the University's gate, and there are buses to bring you around the city. There are also BC buses that bring students to the malls and grocery stores nearby.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-20T20:35:30Z
Boston is an incredible place. There are so many different things to do that anyone can find something. There are 250,000 college kids in the area, so there are plenty of fun college parties and activities to take part in. For anyone who enjoys American culture and history, Boston is the place. The city is steeped in so much history-it's the "Athens of America". The Freedom Trail visits so many historic places within walking distance around Boston. There are also two great art museums-one contemporary and one classical. There are parks all over the city that are beautiful and green. I could go on forever-Boston is the best!
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-20T20:30:37Z
The food on campus is pretty good for how many people they have to serve. There is a lot of variety, and you can eat healthy if you choose.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-20T20:29:09Z
There are incredible restaurants all over Boston. Near campus, Cleveland Circle offers a wide variety of delicious cuisine like pizza, sushi, and the #2 burger place in the world to pig out, Eagle's Deli. In Boston, there is incredible Italian food in the North End, the best seafood I've ever had on Union Street, and delicious ethnic restaurants all over the city. Boston is a great place to eat.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-20T20:26:00Z
It's awesome. BC has a bus that runs often to different places on campus and various places of worth around campus. The T is literally right next to campus and can take you anywhere you want to go in Boston. And it's very easy to get around with your own two legs.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-20T20:22:23Z
The computer network is great. I can get wireless Internet access almost everywhere on campus. The labs are often almost full, but I've always been able to get a computer when I've needed one. Definitely bring your own as well though, since it's easy to get Internet anywhere you want to do work.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-20T20:20:18Z
Most of the teachers are fantastic. The workload depends on the class schedule and teachers one selects. If you are ambitious and want to challenge your limits, the opportunity is there. If you are not very academic, you can take classes that lessen the workload. The school is academically exceptional for students who want to take advantage of the opportunity before them.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-20T20:18:39Z
There are tons of varsity sports on campus. We have good football and basketball teams and an awesome hockey team. All three are usually ranked nationally. There are also a lot of intramural sports, like football, basketball, and softball. here is definitely something for everyone at every level.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-20T20:17:18Z
Guys & Girls:
Most of the guys here can be described as "bros"-friendly guys looking to have a good time, all of the time. Most are outgoing. The girls are pretty, yet they are bundled up for the better part of the year, so it's easy to forget how pretty they are. But, when spring hits, they start dressing fashionably and get into summer shape-wow.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-20T04:23:36Z
It's hard for freshman living on Newton campus because they have to use a bus every day to get to campus, but the dorms tend to be a little nicer. Also, being stuck on Newton campus creates kind of a community among everyone who lives there.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-20T04:21:52Z
It's nice for the first couple of months of each year, but then it gets extremely cold and windy. Bring a large winter jacket with gloves and a hat.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-20T04:20:42Z
Health & Safety:
I have never heard about anyone being attacked at Boston College. There are a couple of people who might steal a phone or an iPod, but they usually end up dropping out. Police will arrest you if they catch you red handed, but RAs and other officials tend to be pretty lenient about drinking.
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