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Boston College


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

To find the right college, pick the college that best suits the things you strive to complete in college, which doesn't have to be just academics or jobs. It could be finding a new self, enjoying your time in a different setting, different cities, etc.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The fact that some students have to live off-compus during junior year.

Thayer
Describe the students at your school.

They are enthusiastic, optomistic, and always up for a good time.

Describe the students at your school.

They are enthusiastic, optomistic, and always up for a good time.

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

I would say that the most important thing is visiting the school and making sure you can picture yourself being there and walking around the campus and fitting in.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who enjoys typical college events like football games, and standard college parties. Definitely not someone who denounces the status quo and considers themself a nonconformist. Generally outgoing, fun people will have the most success here.

Raimi
What kind of person should attend this school?

Honestly I loved BC, anyone looking for a great, well- rounded education should go there! Its a mid-sized university so its b...

What kind of person should attend this school?

Honestly I loved BC, anyone looking for a great, well- rounded education should go there! Its a mid-sized university so its big enough that you dont know every single person, but small enough that you are not just a number in the crowd.

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

Parents let your children decide whats best for them, do not force your opinions about what school your children should go to, what they should major in, what activities they should participate in. College is a fantastic time to find oneself and it goes by so quickly. You have an opportunity to grow up and learn about so much of the world through class and just interacting with so many different people. Students take advantage of everything around you at your respective schools, as it truly is one of the greatest times of your life!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Boston College is a Jesuit institution and thus we had to go along with the Jesuit society and thus things could be fairly conservative and antiquated. Especially when it came to LGBTQ issues and sometimes racial issues as well.

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.

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