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Recent Reviews

Daniel
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

There are a lot of services (tutoring, counseling, advising (academic and finacial), career, pre-med etc.) that are available...

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

There are a lot of services (tutoring, counseling, advising (academic and finacial), career, pre-med etc.) that are available but you would never know about them unless you asked.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The dining halls are very expensive and though the food is better quality than most dining halls, it isn't as good as the prices they charge (slightly more than you'd pay in a typical restaurant).

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take responsibility for yourself, initiative is important. No one will make you go to class or do the work, the services you need to succeed will not come find you, internships and career options will not fall in your lap. Everything you need to be successful is there but you have to go get it yourself.

Susan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Time is so important at this point in your life. Your life and future are at stake. Relationships change. Friends will lea...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Time is so important at this point in your life. Your life and future are at stake. Relationships change. Friends will leave you and betray you. Education will become a part of you. You'll be able to have something of value that will never leave or change. It will enable your success. And not just financially. You'll be able to do what interests you. You won't wake up every morning dreading going to that dead-end job. You'll have a career before marriage and children. You'll meet people from many cultures and races. Your view of the world will broaden. No longer will you be stiffled in your own private space. You'll understand other people and their point of view. And learn to respect the opinions that differ from your own. Four or more years go by quickly. It's the most exciting time of your life. Learning should be your reason for getting a college degree. People change careers in their lifetime. You will always have a foundation to change your life. You are an intelligent person. Don't waste these precious years. Do this now. You'll find a way.

Chelsea
Describe the students at your school.

Academically determined and focused and friendly and helpful in social situations.

Describe the students at your school.

Academically determined and focused and friendly and helpful in social situations.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to just be myself and not be worried about what other people think. You will find people that you really like and who really like you for the person you are. Don't be shy and put yourself out there, go outside your comfort zone. The most important thing is finding a balance between extra curriculars, school and friends.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The people are really great, the professors are fantastic and we have a lot of school spirit.

Conor
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun, smart, genuine, engaging, intense, passionate, loyal, driven, motivated, and I have enjoyed every minu...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun, smart, genuine, engaging, intense, passionate, loyal, driven, motivated, and I have enjoyed every minute of my college experience that i have shared with them.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person who should not attend this school is one who is lazy, apathetic, unmotivated, careless, unkind, or anyone who is not open to anything this college presents/ offers as a new experience.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Be sure to pick a place that you think will help you grow as a person. Allow yourself to let got of any preconceived ideas you have about who you are and who you have been, and enjoy four years of growth; both academically and individually. If you think you would enjoy a school with a large sports program, seek that option because a university with much school spirit can help draw students in, so that they really feel to be a part of campus life. Many of the people I have met in college live by this simple phrase: "work hard, so we can play hard." After a tough week of classes, projects, papers and tests, its awesome to go out on the weekend and just have fun with all of your friends. Be open to new people and new mindsets, because unwavering rigidness to old ideas can be ignorant. Live your college life with intelligence, humor, a work ethic, but also make sure to have a whole lot of fun.

Vieira
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I could come up with a lot of different pieces of advice for an incoming freshman but I think two of the most important are: ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I could come up with a lot of different pieces of advice for an incoming freshman but I think two of the most important are: always having a positive attitude and a determination to succeed. Naturally, no normal human being will always have a positive attitude about everything and everyone at all times. However, even with just a little effort to see the brighter side of things, a situation could turn out much better than ever expected. From my experiences, this was definitely the case. When things hadn't gone exactly the way I planned, instead of stressing I just appreciated the situation for what it was and always ended up feeling more accomplished, knowing I did all I could. Especially during our freshman year, it?s important for students to be mentally healthy--as in having the least stress possible. For this to happen, it would do them well to follow this advice. As for the second piece of my advice, I think it goes without saying that you need determination to get into college, to stay in college, and to go beyond it for a better future not only for yourself but for the world.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The close-minded nor the lazy should attend BC. First, BC is a very diverse school in all aspects. It feeds on creativity and open-mindedness. An overly stubborn or closed-minded person would not serve BC any good nor would it improve it. Second, the school is obviously a very competitive one, filled with very dedicated and focused students. I wouldn't suggest that a lazy person attend otherwise it would be very difficult for them to keep up, and possibly very easy to flunk out, if not completely up for the challenge. Ever to Excel! is our motto.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Personally, the most frustrating thing for me was adjusting to the idea that I was going to live, and share a bathroom, with about 20 other girls. My living situation had always been constant throughout my life: I shared a room with my sisters and we just knew each other?s routines and do?s and don?ts. However, when I arrived at BC I had to be constantly aware of the fact that I practically lived with strangers. At first it was difficult, but gradually I adjusted and even became very good friends with almost all of them!

LaShaunda
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Besides the name and whether or not the college is prestigious should not be the major reason for attending a school. You mus...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Besides the name and whether or not the college is prestigious should not be the major reason for attending a school. You must seek out the college that will best fit you-socially, academically, financially. It would be best to ask students who attend the college from various different backgrounds, majors, or ethnic groups their opinion on the school. Look for places that provide great advising support in order for you to select the right path to graduate in 4 years. Check out the living arrangements. Make sure to get the opinion of those who have recently graduated or are alumni and see how their degree has helped them after college.

Brandon
What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most furstrating thing about Boston College isn't even that frustrating. I'm referring to the work load for students, but...

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most furstrating thing about Boston College isn't even that frustrating. I'm referring to the work load for students, but this isn't even a problem if the students maintain proper time management, which was stressed in each student's orientation. As long as everything is monitored by the student and his or her time is prioritized, then the frustrating component of Boston College is completely eliminated. Simple.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When trying to find the right college there are several variables to take into account, but in the end it really boils down to what the studen is comfortable with and what it is theyare looking for in a college. If there is any hesitation at all, some time should definitely be taken to weigh all of the possibilities before making a decision. Spend your time wisely. Manage the time that you've been alotted in order to make this decision and balance it throughout, don't wait until the last minute to try and make decisions. This is your future. When trying to make the most of the 'college experience', don't try too hard. Stay away from peer pressure, period. DO NOT follow the stereotypical college student lifestyle of all-nighters, drinking and other depictions of the college student because they're mostly untrue. Seeing this first hand, I've come to realize that many lose sight of the reason why they are at college in the first place which is to learn. Whether it be in the classroom or other event, there is always something to learn. One step at a time.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Boston College is definitely the overall environment. No matter what type of person you are, there is always somewhere where you will fit right in. There are so many different types of people, groups, and events all over campus that allow for students to get to know one another and feel comfortable. This school is very well rounded and provides several resources and outlets that are usable by the students.

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