Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston College


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Recent Reviews

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

it has a good academic record as is very well respected.

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

it has a good academic record as is very well respected.

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

find a place that is a good fit for you and your goals.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Some one with a goal oriented outlook and sharp learning skills, also a person who is social and likes to make a good social network.

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

Very generous and attentive, but sometimes closed-minded

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

Very generous and attentive, but sometimes closed-minded

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

Go to a school where the professors in your major department are the most welcoming. It makes all the difference.

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

Great school spirit with plenty of extracurricular activites. The school boasts great cultural and ethnic diversity and there...

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

Great school spirit with plenty of extracurricular activites. The school boasts great cultural and ethnic diversity and there is plenty to do on the weekends. The class load is also very engaging.

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

Since your college is your home for the next four years, you don't just want to find a decent fit. However, there is no way to tell if a college is right for you without really getting a feel for it. I think it is imperative to visit the college during the school year and find a class or two to sit it on. Get a feel for the daily life of those college students, since that will be similar to your daily life for the next four years. Also, if the campus doesn't impress you, that alone might not be a right fit since you'll have to look at it every day. Don't be afraid to ask questions or talk to the students (if they don't look too stressed! stay away from those with exams!). If a student really loves their college, they will want to talk with you and share their experiences out of school pride alone. I love seeing people touring the campus grounds. That is one sign of a student who loves their school. Try to find pros and cons, but also their love for the school.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It is very competitive and there are many applicants for every position.

James
Describe the students at your school.

Play hard, work hard. Goes to class, works out a lot, thinks about the future a lot, from the north east..

Describe the students at your school.

Play hard, work hard. Goes to class, works out a lot, thinks about the future a lot, from the north east..

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I think anyone could attend this school.

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

Any school in the top 40 will have a wide array of diversity that will allow ample opportunity to find ones niche. I think the size and surrounding area of the college are very important.

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

Find someone who you know who went to the school and ask them all the hard questions especially about the social life and the...

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

Find someone who you know who went to the school and ask them all the hard questions especially about the social life and the administration. I've found that people who went to my High School who ask me questions apperciate the responses and I know I can be honest with them. From the group of colleges I selected to visit, the tours all ran together in my mind, but the personality of the tour guides and the people I know who went to those schools stuck out in my mind. I'm an unsual person at my school and It's both good and bad.

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

While you can find students that are different, most are almost exactly the same behaviorally. It would also be great if the students had some interesting quirks that they could bring to the table besides money.

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

This school is very conservative despite the jesuit influence. There is some joking that Georgetown has no right to call itself Jesuit compared to Boston College. People here are very set in their ways and not too open to any outside change especially since many are leaving cookie-cutter lives for the first time. Although this should not be surprising since it seems Boston College's goal to suck every last dollar out of its students sometimes. A funny and efficient way to advertise has been to shout "Something Free at BC"

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

Boston College is the greatest place to go to college.

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

Boston College is the greatest place to go to college.

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

My biggest word of advice to students about finding the right college is that you will know when you find your best fit. Though my college was not my first choice initially, I knew that it was were I belonged and where I would thrive. Parents need to set aside their own agendas of prestige or rankings of colleges and let their student pick the best place for them. As for making the most out of college, you need to get involved. You then feel like you are a part of the university, and you can build long-lasting relationships with those who have simialr interests or views.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about BC is the lack of availible parking. There is no way for you to have a car on-campus, and rates for parking off-campus are rediculous.

Elaine
Describe the students at your school.

Preppy with a mix of eccentric

Describe the students at your school.

Preppy with a mix of eccentric

What kind of person should attend this school?

Aspiring political and economic figureheads and people who can afford the bill

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

While applying, don't focus on garnering prestige of a brand-name college. Visit the campus, talk with upperclassmen, get a feel of the campus lifestyle, the academic intensity, then you decide whether or not you want to attend. When you do arrive for freshman year, participate in different activities. Attend those freshmen welcome events, attend those general meetings for clubs, but all the while, learn how to achieve a work-play balance. Make the most out of these four years but don't forget that there is life after college.

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

In all seriousness, as cliche as it sounds, I would tell students to find a place where they feel at home. However, I would a...

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

In all seriousness, as cliche as it sounds, I would tell students to find a place where they feel at home. However, I would also tell them that this "home" shouldn't be too comfortable. College students should be challenging themselves and stepping outside of the box, as well as their individual comfort zones, while, at the same time, placing themselves in an institution where they feel included. For parents, I would say to really try their best to let their child make the decision. Although it's coming from your pocketbook, your child is the one who has to live with the decision, not you.

What's unique about your campus?

The versatility and the sudetn atmosphere. Everyone is so friendly, which I didn't expect from a school in New England!

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

That it's so diverse in its student population, and that we get the best of both worlds as a school in the suburbs, and a school in the city of Boston. We can be a part of the city and go into it whenever we please, but we aren't stuck there, we can always come back to the green pastures of BC.

Jeffrey
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are engaging, focused, friendly, and have an overwhelming desire to do well.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are engaging, focused, friendly, and have an overwhelming desire to do well.

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

Finding the right college is a huge and difficult choice for anyone. The advice that I would give is to apply to a lot of schools because no school is a gurantee anymore. To find the right one, students and parents should look at all the school has to offer and make the wisest decision based on the entirety, not just academics or athletics.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thig about Boston College is the million dollar stair case in the middle of campus because it gets very slippery in rainy and snowy weather.

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

A rather un-diverse place, very focused on academics and very into the school sports with the social scene based around the l...

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

A rather un-diverse place, very focused on academics and very into the school sports with the social scene based around the local bars, the mod lot, and community service.

Describe the students at your school.

Some work really hard, others do enough to get by, not all show up for class everyday, but in general, people are fairly intelligent.

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

Stay overnight at the college, away from parents and the all too happy tour guides to really get a feel for the school and what it is actually like. Don't just go to a school for the repuation, find the school that fits you best.

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