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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.

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.

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