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Recent Reviews

Pedro
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Great academics, especially the business school, with premier sports. D-1 A everything.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Great academics, especially the business school, with premier sports. D-1 A everything.

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

Financial Aid can vary enormously from year to year. Talk to your professors outside of class.

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

Visit colleges where yopu want to live. Reach high and do a lot of research. Don't go crazy with applaications. Apply to a reasonable number, a couple reach a couple mid, and a couple safeties.

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

Having transferred from one university to another in the state, I believe I understand what contributes to running a superior...

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

Having transferred from one university to another in the state, I believe I understand what contributes to running a superior university from a student's perspective. I advise those parents and students seeking a university compatible with their academic and social interests to first decide concretely on what those interests are. I transferred colleges primarily because my own interests changed in the past four years - there is a good chance they will for others. You need to feel comfortable and welcome at college! As a graduating senior, I have also come to appreciate the importance of a strong career services department to the college experience. Although I attend a fairly prestigious college, there is more to finding an entry-level job than the name of your school. I would further recommend that students attend a college or university with a broad spectrum of academic departments. Having changed from seeking a liberal arts degree to graduating with a business degree, I appreciate the diversity of study at my school.

What's unique about your campus?

I enjoy the academic rigor and the sense of community at Boston College. I am proud to be a student at BC, as are most or all of my friends.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I expected a lot more financial aid. While the financial aid office runs smoothly and I do know students who have had good experiences with it, I am not one of those students. I will graduate with a great deal of debt - but it will be worth it.

Mary
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Football. Very Expensive. Beautiful campus.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Football. Very Expensive. Beautiful campus.

What's unique about your campus?

Beautiful Campus. Nice dorms. Good food (expensive). Friendly people. Intelligent professors, staff. There is a variety of clubs , groups, retreats and service projects. Good football season!

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

Finding the right college involves time, research, and commitment. It may take all of senior year and may even continue into that freshman year after you thought you had already found the right college. My advice to parent's and prospective students is to make sure the student has been exposed, or actually visted and experienced the different college milieu's. Be patient. College campuses vary in all shapes and sizes and there are many factors to consider from transportation, work availabilty, to the size of the classroom. All of these aspects interrelate and there needs to be an appropriate balance to fully enjoy college as a whole. Finances are of the absolute necessity and students and parents should make sure that the student can afford all four years and make sure they choose a school where this is a possibility. Finances can significantly affect how much of the college life from the learning to the social living that the student is able to participate in. Extracurriculars outside of the classroom, such as a job, club, sport teams, are of the utmost important in making friends. Also, remember, drinking buddies are not real buddies. Form friendships first.

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

The brand name of the college does not nearly matter enough as the people and the environment of the college. Even if you work so hard to get into the school of your dreams, if you don't have any chemistry or friends at that college, you're paying for four years of mediocrity. Of course everyone wants to go to an famous college but keep in mind: Each student body is different, and these are the people you will be surrounded by for the rest of your college career. Choose wisely. College is more than just academics, so your choice should be based on more than just numbers and grades.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Rich, white, snobby Long Island or Jersey kid.

Holly
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The campus, faculty, staff, and student body all combined make a student feel like part of a family.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The campus, faculty, staff, and student body all combined make a student feel like part of a family.

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

The great kearning experiences I have had and good grades.

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

It's easier to make an imperfect school for you work in a perfect city for you than the other way around. Be sure to understand where you'll be living.

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

Find a place that has many opportunities for you to do self-exploration and discover what you love and what you are passionate about. During the next four years you will grow and change and mature in ways that you can't possibly think of when you're a senior in high school, so leave some wiggle room for yourself. If you're choosing between your dream school that's a lot of money and a mediocre school with a full scholarship, go to the dream school. You will never regret waking up every day to a place that you love. You have your whole life to worry about money and responsibility, use your college career to experiment and try new things. Once you're in college, don't ever stop questioning things. Don't settle for a B, but don't spend 36 hours hyped on caffeine. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. If you never try, you'll never learn. You'll never regret making a mistake and learning from it, but you will regret living with the "what if". Spend college finding out who you are, and never stop believing in yourself. Be excellent.

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

Most people use adderol to study and do well.

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

The professors are closed minded and the grading is sketchy.

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

It is very important to speek with someone who already attends the school and try to spend a day or two on campus, staying in a student dorm to get a better idea of what campus life is like.

TIm
What's unique about your campus?

The business school, great teachers, and great job placement. A ton of companies come in to look for BC kids, and alumni are ...

What's unique about your campus?

The business school, great teachers, and great job placement. A ton of companies come in to look for BC kids, and alumni are a great help.

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

You need balance in everything. While a top school may be great, you really need to find the right one. Being driven in high school doesn't always translate perfectly in college, there are countless distractions and adjustments. Spend time on campus, make sure you think you will enjoy the culture and the community, because that is what will help you acheive what you want. Stats about the school are good, but the people and teachers matter more. Big schools also may seem intimidating but they quickly will being a tight community that would make it seem much smaller. You ave to go to campus, meet people, and make sure you can work hard and play hard there, a good balance.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

financial aid. Just dont give enough money to students because of high demand. Also, sports can overtake academics a bit too much sometimes.

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

Course registration and the housing lottery are the most frusturating. Friendships are often broken over housing when people ...

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Course registration and the housing lottery are the most frusturating. Friendships are often broken over housing when people get kicked out of an 8 man room when they don't get it in the lottery and have to go for a 6 man. Course registration is difficult because with out a good time, a lot of good elective and some majot courses are full (mostly in Arts and Sciences)

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

a lot of small achools can be a repeat of high school - clicky and lots of gossip. it is also easier to avoid a social scene that is completely alcohol based if the school is near a city, or has public transportation so that there are things to do off campus. At the same time, if you want the "college" atmosphere, then it is important to find a school that is not in the middle of the city. BC, in the suburbs, is perfect in this regard.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who hates watching football or is against athletics should not go to BC. There are people who are indifferent to athletics, so it is not like you will be outcast, but the majority of the campus works out regularly during the week, and everything on campus shuts down on weekends for football games. If you hate football then most weekends will be a hassle.

Sarah
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

We are the only college in the north that is a part of the ACC, we are near a city (Boston) but still have a campus-feel, and...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

We are the only college in the north that is a part of the ACC, we are near a city (Boston) but still have a campus-feel, and there is a lot tradition on campus

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

Let the student choose where he/she wants to go... they are the ones that will be going to class, living on campus and experience college, not the parents. If money is the issues, find ways to finance college.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating things about BC is getting enough financial aid every year, the administration changing the policies every year.

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