Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T15:36:52Z
It's more diverse than my high school, but BC hasn't quite made it in terms of diversity.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T15:35:43Z
Everyone blazes and some people do coke, but mostly it's just drinking.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T15:33:51Z
I might go to a bigger school if I did this again.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T15:33:35Z
The BC bus and the T are both reliable and good.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T15:33:17Z
Boston is the best city in the world. There are tons of kids everywhere and always something to do. Don't go to the aquarium, but definitely hit up the Museum of Science and the laser light show.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T03:36:53Z
The freshman and some of the sophomore dorms at Boston College aren't that great, but the rest of the upperclassmen housing is very nice. Freshmen should try to live on upper campus not Newton campus, and sophomores should try to get housing on lower instead of College Road.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T03:35:30Z
I don't really notice a drug scene at Boston College. Most students don't smoke regularly, and drinking is far more common than any drugs.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T03:32:10Z
Health & Safety:
The security is really good at BC. I almost always see cops patrolling when I am walking anywhere at night, and they will escort you home if you feel unsafe. The school has the blue-light service, as well as Eagle Escort, which will walk you places at night.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T03:29:23Z
The teachers are overall really supportive and enthusiastic about what they are teaching, especially the Jesuit priest professors-they tend to be awesome in class. The workload can be a lot and the expectations for success academically is very high. The business and nursing schools are well known at BC, as well as several majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T03:27:17Z
Students should bring their own computers or laptops simply because I think it's necessary to have your own computer in college. The networks are good, except in the freshman dorms where there is no WiFi. The computer labs at BC never seem to be overcrowded.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T03:25:51Z
Guys & Girls:
A typical student is athletic, good looking, and clean cut. Students are often said to look like a J.Crew models, which is actually kinda true. The guys are fairly good looking, especially some of the athletes, but, overall, I would say that there are more pretty girls than hot guys.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T03:24:01Z
I think the food on campus is pretty good, although some of the dining halls tend to get repetitive. For dinner, a good option is Addie's, which serves organic pizza. For lunch, my favorite spot is Eagle's Nest. Hillside Café is also very popular but often extremely crowded. The meal plan is mandatory for freshmen, and if you are a girl, you will most likely have money left over at the end of the year.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T03:21:42Z
Bars and clubs are strictly for students 21+. There are lots of parties on campus, as well as in the off-campus housing where many juniors live. On campus, the best parties are in the Mods (senior housing). Also, there are several colleges in the area such as BU, Harvard, and Tufts, which all have pretty good parties.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T01:13:36Z
After looking at Boston College, I knew it was the place for me. I would come to Boston College again in a heartbeat because it has become my home away from home. All the memories and friends I have made here will last a lifetime and are priceless to me.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T01:12:00Z
Most people live on campus for three years and only live off campus their junior year. There are plenty of houses and apartments off campus, but since BC is so close to Boston they are expensive. But, most people say that they love living off campus, so it is worth it.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T01:09:18Z
Public transportation is the most convenient way to get around. The Boston College bus runs to some local stops and also takes people to the T to get into Boston. Also, there is a T stop directly across the street from campus.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T01:03:49Z
There are many groups on campus representing different political viewpoints, but as a whole, Boston College is pretty generic.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T01:02:18Z
There are a ton of schools nearby, and BC competes in a friendly way with schools like Boston University and Harvard. The best things to do are only a short T ride away, but there is also plenty to do closer to school in places like Coolidge Corner and Cleavland Circle. I love that BC has a campus feel and is in the suburbs, but is close enough to Boston to take advantage of the city.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T00:57:17Z
Varsity sports, especially football, basketball, and hockey, are really popular and attract a lot of attention. School spirit is prevalent on campus because of the varsity sports. Intramural sports are popular too, and anyone can create a team and sign up to play.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T00:53:49Z
BC does its best to try and create the best atmosphere for working out, but even though the machines are new at the Plex, the building is still outdated. There is a place for every sport, though. There is no real student center, but most of the dining halls are great places to study, hang out, and meet with friends. There is a library for every type of student with lots of spaces to study in private or with groups.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T00:50:20Z
Campus police are really strict about getting caught with drugs or alcohol, and BC just started a policy where students get fined for offenses. The biggest problem is people jumping the Modd fence, and if caught, your senior year privilege to live in the Mods is taken away.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T00:48:42Z
It rains a lot, so you'll need rain boots and a rain coat. It is freezing in the winter and snows often, so a warm winter coat is a necessity. In the spring when it is nice out, campus is the most beautiful.
Recent Alumnus 2009-02-17T00:15:45Z
There's very little parking on campus, but you can buy a parking spot at local houses or park on the street.
Recent Alumnus 2008-12-27T05:20:23Z
Here's the most valuable piece of advice I can offer about BC: Involve yourself in student activities and be an active learner. With no fraternities or sororities, student organizations, culture clubs, and club sports represent a community within the BC community. If you put yourself out there and dedicate yourself to an organization, you will be received warmly.
College Student 2008-03-01T05:00:00Z
The food isn't bad for dining hall food. Lunch at the Eagle's Nest deli is my favorite, and there are a lot of good take out/delivery places around like Pic-A-Pasta and New Hong Kong.
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