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| I have had a bad experience here at BC. I had visited the school two times prior to deciding to enroll and have regretted my decision ever since.|
Drinking is beyond popular as a social forum here. If you do not drink it is difficult to find anyone else who doesn't...especially as a freshman. I've had professors even tell me that I need to be more "creative" in an effort to find people who do not drink.
The professors for the most part are excellent. Not all, but many of them understand their topics well and of course, there are better ones than others.
However, my real issue with this school is the administration. If you try to do anything off the beaten track, you can forget about it. You are limited in so many directions because the administration only wants you to do what they want. If you want to go into business, you should apply that way on your application because your chances are less than 1% for internally transferring into the business school. It is even more difficult trying to graduate in three years. The administration does not listen to what you as a student say, and overall nothing you say has any effect. They are out for your money.And I certainly do not feel that the experience has been worth 50,000+ dollars per year.
|Jan 28 2009|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2011 |
| Oevr the last 3 years, I've found Boston College to have a friendly and open environment, allowing a wide variety of beliefs and life styles. Coming from a NYC public school, it's easy for me to see if there is a tolerance for differences. I can say that not only is there a tolerance, differences are welcome at BC. For example, my Freshman year roommate was a devout Moslim (I'm Catholic). We got along fine and are still friends. The faculty are interested in a student's success, since if the students don't succeed, neither will the university. Alumni are very active, and I've met with several successful alumni who have been very willing to help me in my studies and career. In many ways, college is what you make of it. If you go anywhere with a bad attitude and don't get involved, you'll feel that the college is terrible and that everyone there, both students and faculty, are awful people. In realty, it's more likely that it's the student's own problem, not someone else's. |
|Dec 02 2008|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2011 |
| Boston College is infested with white racist trash students and that includes most of the professors. And yes, I'm white and attended private Catholic schools all my life, therefore, I have a preety gauge of who is real money and those who are faking it. Not that it matters, but socio-economic background and status reign supreme at BC. If you are "economically challeneged" you are looked down upon. God help you if you're not blonde with blue eyes and White i.e waspy. That makes you a tripple minority! And please, if you are a gay student, run for the hills or stay and learn to be strong. Although i grew up in, let's say, a non-economicall challenged household, however, I was raised to love and accept everyone regardless of their percieved differences. And that's from my heart and soul. Because of my upbringing, being a BC student is quite stressful because I tend to allienate myself from a lot of people simply because I do not want to become part of their BS. Not the college experince I was hoping far. The moral of this story, Boston College is not a culturally freindly place and the "powers that be" do not seem to care. Oh, unless of course you can shoot a ball through a hoop or run a ball up and down a football field. What racist hypocrites!! Just go to www.bc.com and see just how many non-white students are on the pages. Why? Well at least they are letting you know up front who is in control and who is more relevant. Again these are the facts, not opinions, of a WHITE student who is in the process of transferring to another college far and away from MA. |
|Oct 31 2008|| Male --
Class 2000 |