Review of Boston College

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar_gray By: Laura G., Alum Posted: December 03, 2011

My review

The Good:

Boston College is an exceptional school. The academics are enriching and challenging and I feel very proud to say that I am an alum. In addition, it is in the perfect location. It's not right in the city, but just outside the city. The Chestnut Hill campus provides a safe feel and you are just minutes by T, bus, or car from the city. The social scene is great and the campus is simply beautiful.

The Bad:

I was placed on Newton Campus (about 5-10 minutes down the road) my freshman year (random placement). You have to get to the bus stop extra early to either wait for the next bus or sometimes to find the bus is either full or overcrowded. Waiting at bus stops all year round just to get to and from campus was a bit of a pain. In between classes I stayed on campus and spent time in the library to avoid having to go back to my dorm and waste the time on and off the bus. Also, students are 0nly guarenteed 3 years of housing. I'm not exactly sure what makes you the chosen student to have to live off campus one year (your junior year), although one representative told me it was academic standing (which I don't believe). I was put off campus my junior year - BC did not help me find housing - although it came to be my favorite year at BC. Living in an apartment as opposed to a dorm was great and I truly enjoyed it (besides the fact that the T passed by my window about every 20 minutes and having to deal with finding street parking!). One other thing was that, while there is a lot of diversity on the campus, there is a stereotypical BC student that you can't quite get away from... wealthy, Caucasian, preppy students who are a little stuck up. Mind you, this isn't every student and I found a lot of students more similar to me who I still keep in touch with.

Would I do it again?

Yes, Absolutely. Overall, I sincerely enjoyed my experience at Boston College and my degree from Boston College is something that will be with me forever. It's very marketable for graduates to have a degree from BC.

About this school

Biggest influence when choosing this school Career potential

The financial aid process went smoothly and I received the financial aid I needed.

Professors are generally Accessible

The night life is Memorable

Most students spend their Saturday nights Most students work hard party hard

About the reviewer

Went to Masconomet Regional High School

Favorite class is Forensic Mental Health & Victimology taught by Ann Burgess - they were electives but SO interesting and Dr. Burgess was simply amazing.

Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? STUDY!!! Also, make sure you are taking the most rigorous courses that you can. Just because it's senior year, don't flood your schedule with electives. Selective schools like BC want you to take 4 years in all of your core classes - English, Math, Science, History, Foreign Language ... even if it's not a high school graduation requirement, think hard about dropping a core course your senior year.

Preparation for the workforce

Time needed to find a job post-graduation 1-6 months

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