College Junior 2013-03-06T18:09:28Z
At Boston College, most people are not guaranteed four years of on campus housing, so many people live in off-camus housing for a year, sometimes two. The landlords can sometimes be tough, but the biggest problem that kids have at BC is the police breaking up parties early on. Many are fine, but some get broken up very easily. Overall though, the living conditions of the off-campus homes tend to be very nice, and people really enjoy it.
College Junior 2013-03-06T17:53:02Z
The drug scene at Boston College is probably average compared to other universities. There are your very small handful of kids using hard drugs, and your normal amount using drugs like marijuana. It is very easy to avoid this part of BC. Alcohol is very prevalent, as many kids in college typically drink alcohol, but once again, it is very easy to avoid this culture as well. For alcohol, just as many kids do not drink as there are those that do. For drugs, I would say the majority of people definitely do not use drugs. The policies towards both drugs and alcohol are similar. It is basically a slap on the wrist for first offenders, but continuous violators tend to get in trouble sometimes. People get in more trouble for drugs.
College Junior 2013-03-06T17:47:43Z
Boston College's academic facilities are phenomenal. There is one building that is kind of a pain to have classes in called Carney, but there are plans to knock this down in the next few years. The rest of the buildings are top notch. Stokes Hall, the brand new building on campus (opened Winter 2013) is state-of-the-art, and really just a great building to take classes in.
College Junior 2013-03-06T17:40:11Z
There are a lot of club to get involved in at Boston College. The sporting events are a lot of fun to attend. I make it a habit to go to just about every home game for football, hockey, and basketball. The student workout facilities are just okay. They have a lot of room for improvement in this category.
College Junior 2013-03-06T17:35:58Z
The computer labs at Boston College are very good. The computers are extremely fast and efficient, and there are many print stations throughout campus. During finals time they tend to get crowded.
College Sophomore 2013-03-02T03:40:12Z
There are plenty of different dining halls to choose from, which is always a good thing. i gave it a B+ because the food tends to get repetitive after first semester.
College Sophomore 2013-03-02T03:29:44Z
i don't see many students involve in drug activities. the most i see is some kids smoking.
College Sophomore 2013-02-23T22:42:23Z
This is not a party school. The parties are usually at "the mods", senior housing. The most you will get out of them is a packed, sweaty, small living room. As a freshman, it has already gotten very old. The kids here in general are NOT fun. There is a very pretentious, judgemental vibe here (you know how rich kids are).
College Sophomore 2013-02-23T22:32:17Z
Coming from California, the winter here makes walking to class a miserable experience. It absolutely affect my happiness level.
College Sophomore 2013-02-23T22:27:32Z
As a freshman, living on Newton is terrible. The bus is a complete hassle, especially when you are waiting out in the cold. You always have to make sure you are out during the bus schedule hours and have to leave for class at least 20 minutes before it starts. Some people will try to justify living on Newton, saying there's more of a community, but I have not experienced this and would certainly give up the "community" here to live ON CAMPUS. It would help if we were located next to something useful or interesting, but we are literally in the middle of no where.
College Junior 2013-02-13T18:11:06Z
The dorms aren't that bad, but the availablity is difficult. Especially during junior year
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-06T18:16:58Z
Academics are one of my favorite parts about BC. I've learned so much, and I've had mostly great professors. The workload is challenging but rewarding. It also can be difficult to get into the classes you want, if you are an economics or history major, for example.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-06T18:13:20Z
Guys & Girls:
While there are many down to earth, friendly, and social people at BC, there are also many pretentious, stuck-up, anti-social people. Girls are, on average, very good looking, and most guys are very athletic.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-06T18:07:32Z
Being a history major at Boston College provides students with a diverse list of course offerings. Professors in the History Department are rivaled by few in terms of approachability, depth of knowledge, and interest in subject matter. The workload is challenging but fair. Also, the career services office frequently communicates available internship/job opportunities to students.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-05T18:06:41Z
Most students have a computer, however there is a computer lab, and more computers in the library. Mostly-students use those to print things out. There are printing stations at both those locations as well so you don't have to waste your own ink. The campus is WiFi and I never had a problem with it. A personal printer isn't necessarily needed unless you would like to have the option to print in your room. Computer labs can get crowded but plan accordingly, and give yourself time to come in and it's not a big deal.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-05T17:55:02Z
Living off-campus is an experience. It's mostly juniors because everyone else is encouraged to live on-campus/provided housing. Since Boston is filled with students, and tons of apartments finding a landlord or place to live near campus isn't too hard to find. It's mostly group housing though unless you want to live in an apartment. It makes it fun though. I lived off Lake Street (five-ten minute walk from BC) with six other girls. That's a pretty average number of people to live in a house but can go up to 12-14 people in a house. Most landlords have made their homes/leases student friendly. Saying this, make sure you cover your ass and don't let the landlord walk all over you. BC has an off-campus bus to pick up students that runs all day until 2am. The worst part is dealing with your non-student neighbors (more prevalent on some streets than others) so make sure you ask previous renters what their experiences were.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-05T17:48:16Z
Since most students live on campus (and 3/4 are underage) campus police are very strict about drinking. You'll get a letter sent home on your first offense, and on your second or third you're on probation, which effects your ability to live in the Mods senior year (which everyone wants!). However, students still drink and they still have (tons of) fun. Junior year (when everyone turns 21) you live off-campus, and have more freedom to do what you want. When you move back to campus your senior year (optional but highly encouraged to be at the center of everything) you register your parties with your RA and are free to do as your please. You can only have a certain amount of beer (the rest can be hidden under the bed). No kegs or central sources of liquor are allowed on campus so beer cans are popular , and liquor bottles can't be pre-mixed with mixers. BC is concerned with everyone's personal safety when drinking. But trust me, everyone still has a blast.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-05T17:38:33Z
There isn't a very big drug scene at Boston College. Most students just drink socially with friends at events, or on the weekends. The school does offer counseling for those who overindulge. Depending on who you hang out with, you can find marijuana but it isn't everywhere.
College Senior 2013-01-29T01:22:22Z
currently in pre-med. advisors and profs have been helpful. Classes are challenging but not impossible. The pre-med office is very helpful and stays on top of all deadlines etc needed to apply to med school. Plenty of opportunities for interns or lab work IF you have a high GPA
College Senior 2013-01-29T01:16:55Z
houses close to campus are very pricey. Some have mice problems or cockroaches. For the most part all the neighborhoods are safe. parking is tight since you may not be able to park in the street, only the driveway. Everyone seems to be able to find a place...it just may not be their first choice.
College Senior 2013-01-29T01:14:08Z
good challenging academics. rarely got closed out of classes. Really no co-op program. College does make most all juniors live off-campus so it's very competitive to find good housing. Food is ok but pricey.
College Senior 2013-01-29T01:10:11Z
D1 athletics, top athletic facilities, library and green space are top notch, many traditions with 150 year old college, Lots of club activities.
College Junior 2013-01-22T04:03:55Z
Boston College has the amazing benefit of being outside yet close to the city; the surrounding area is quiet and safe, and students can easily get to attractions in Boston. Residents of Chestnut Hill, Brighton and Newton are very supportive of BC; they attend football games, put flags outside their houses during big games, and show an incredible amount of support and enthusiasm during Marathon Monday. Running is very popular in this area, and it is easy to find running trails and friends to run with here. The most popular area for running is the Chestnut Hill Reservoir (called "The Res"), which is a little under 2 miles around. There is very easy access to grocery and convenience stores, either by walking or taking the free shuttle.
College Junior 2013-01-22T03:55:45Z
Alcohol use is fairly prevalent at BC; it's a very "work hard, play hard"-oriented campus. Thursdays are popular days for going to bars in the area. Smoking is a less prevalent activity. All students are required to take an online alcohol education tutorial before they start their freshman year.
College Sophomore 2013-01-22T02:11:39Z
I'm at Boston College and am studying to be a nurse. The classes in my major are great; you go and do clinical rounds as an upper classman for a requirement and these opportunities plus getting to know your nursing department professors really makes getting a job easy after graduating.
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