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Recent Reviews

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

Do your research. Try to find a school that really makes sense for you. Remember that things will change, and it is up to y...

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

Do your research. Try to find a school that really makes sense for you. Remember that things will change, and it is up to you to make the best of that.

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

Football really is a big deal. The students are often rich snobs.

What's unique about your campus?

I've expanded my mind.

Molly
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a very good school. I would say BC football is pretty popular too.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a very good school. I would say BC football is pretty popular too.

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

I would advise them to choose the school that they feel most comfortable at when they visit . If you arrive on campus and feel at home at once, that's the school for you. When I went to BC for the first time, I fell in love. You need to find a school that balances academic work with your social life. BC is a challenging school, and I spend A LOT of time doing work... But, I have a great social life and go out every weekend with my friends.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It's really expensive, and I am going to have a lot of debt when I graduate.

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

Although today, we, as Americans, face an economically trying time it is important to still put your son or daughter?s needs ...

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

Although today, we, as Americans, face an economically trying time it is important to still put your son or daughter?s needs first. College may only be a four year fraction of their lives; however, depending on the college or university the memories will last a lifetime and the degree will bring opportunity for a lifetime. Every college will have sporting events, parties and other social activities as well as academic adventures, but where the schools differ are how easy they make the students adjustment from living at home going to high school classes 7am till 3pm compared to living away from their loved ones and having a sporadic schedule of events. The university that makes the adjustment period easiest for a student will have the student academically focused sooner and give them the ability to gain friendships faster. Once the adjustment period ends, in order to make the most out of college, the student needs to let his guard down and be open to new things such as joining interesting clubs. Finally and most importantly keeping your dorm room door open for visitors because you never know when the friend of a lifetime may pop in.

Megan
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The combination of academics, school spirit, the social scene and the location so close to the city of Boston makes this a gr...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The combination of academics, school spirit, the social scene and the location so close to the city of Boston makes this a great school to attend.

Describe the students at your school.

Boston College students are very devoted and serious about their academics but also know how to show school spirit and socialize when appropriate.

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

I would definitely advise visiting the college and doing as much research as you can to find out if you would be a good fit for the school. Also, visit many schools to get an idea of what you do or don't like so you can narrow down the selection. I would talk to students or faculty at the school to get a better sense of what the school is like and if it is something you are looking for. Make sure it has the resources you want or need and that you can definitely see yourself attending the school and enjoying it. To make the most out of the college experience, try and learn as much as you can and get to know people on a different level. Everyone has something to offer and there is so much to learn-embrace it!

Andrew
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are diverse, fun, engaging, and focused students.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are diverse, fun, engaging, and focused students.

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

To discover the most about each college that the student has been accepted to. Do not jump to conclusions because of money or academic rankings.

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

My advice would be to thoroughly research the schools you are applying to. Make a list of the things that are most important ...

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

My advice would be to thoroughly research the schools you are applying to. Make a list of the things that are most important to you in choosing a school and narrow your search down that way.I suggest when visiting a campus, take time to walk around alone or with your family after a guided tour and try to get a feel for the vibe or energy of the school. Talk to students, ask for directions, you will get a feel for the campus by how helpful students are around campus. Once you're accepting into schools, make a list of pros and cons to help you decide. Make the campus' energy a category in the 'pro/con' list. To make the most of the college experience, get involved and work hard. Appreciate how much the college experience is broadening your horizons and teaching you to be a unique and independent individual. College is also about finding your best lifelong friends, learning to roll with the punches and finding out what excites you, what you are passionate about. College can only be done once, so make the most of everyday.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Motivated and well rounded individuals

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The alcohol policies are pretty strict.

Meghan
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

BC is an incredible school focused not just on academic learning, but on discovering each student's vocation, that is, how ea...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

BC is an incredible school focused not just on academic learning, but on discovering each student's vocation, that is, how each person can use his or her gifts and passions to make the world a better place.

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

Seek out professors while you're applying and once you get to school. They can help you understand what a university is like, and they'll help you get connected to academic and social networks once you get there.

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

As a student athlete, my best advice to future students and parents looking at colleges is to always make sure to choose a sc...

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

As a student athlete, my best advice to future students and parents looking at colleges is to always make sure to choose a school for the right reasons. While athletics may certainly factor into a decision, at the end of the day, the most important thing is that the student chooses a school they can see themselves attending with or without their sport of choice. Coaches may leave, injuries may occur, and passion for the sport may fade. If any of these were to happen and you subsequently took athletics out of the picture, would you have any regret about making the choice you did? As far as making the best of your experience, always remember the saying, "the grass is always greener on the other side." Many friends will come home telling you how great their first year was, and its important to keep things in perspective. Its easy for stories become "larger than life," and its rare to hear about all the negative aspects happening at another University. Take one visit to a friend's school, and I'm sure you'll find things there that make you appreciate where you chose to attend.

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

A lack of school spirit from alumnis at sporting events, people often say our home basketball games seem like away games. This is because the system in place for getting tickets strictly limits the amount of tickets available to students, and the alums dont show up to all the games consistently. Even when they do, their lack of enthusiasm separates BC from every other ACC school as being too passive w. regards to athletics.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The administration is pretty strict, especially when handling disciplinary incidents.

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