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| Students who experience a less than desirable life at Boston College are usually the same people who fail to adequately evaluate the Institution of their learning completely before they actually enroll in it. |
Instead of understanding BC for what it is, a Jesuit Institution grounded in tradition, these Students impose their "liberal world-view" on an established and proven model.
Among the sea of moral relativistic and ultra-liberal Colleges, BC stands as a refreshing alternative for Students seeking a time-honored curriculum based on the Classics.
The Administration supports individual thinking and creative energies through various programs. What it does not endorse is activities that contradict the moral teachings of the Jesuit tradition. You have other Schools that could accomodate you in that regard.
Fenway Park will never be a home to the New York Yankees but it certainly will welcome "guests" from their fan-base.
|Apr 12 2008|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2012 |
| Honestly, Boston College is a good school. Several members of the faculty are quite good, and the school's location outside of Boston is an added bonus. BC has quality athletic programs, and offers students a variety of extracurricular activities that range from club sports to volunteer programs.|
Is Boston College a great school? Absolutely not. The administration is almost impossible to navigate, and even the simplest tasks like registering for upper level courses is bundled in miles of red tape. Many courses are quite easy, and the cost of a BC education (almost 50K) is exorbitantly overpriced and does not reflect the quality that you are supposed to receive.
BC is a Catholic institution and is quite vocal about it. Contrary to its Jesuit counterparts (like Georgetown), opinions that run counter to Catholic doctrine are often stifled and censored. For example, the sale and distribution of contraceptives on campus is strictly prohibited. BC has also repeatedly censored (and in some cases prohibited) alternative lifestyle campus groups from holding events and meetings. Don't come to BC if you feel like you will have a problem with this.
Bottom line: You will get a good education at BC, but it will come at a very steep price.
|Apr 10 2008|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2007 |
| Regarding the perpetual stream of "negative reviews" posted here from external sources (likely BU or Notre Dame Students), I would recommend asking every Boston College Student or Alumni what they think about their School. I'm willing to wager serious money that more than 98% will respond favorably and offer a glowing recommendation. |
Conversely, attend a BC-BU Hockey Game if you ever get the chance. Take note of how infantile, crass and vulgar BU Students behave during the course of the games. I swear, they are obsessed with Boston College. For some reason, BU Students like to "think" they have a rivarly with us. Boston College just do not feel the same way towards BU. The only conference we share with them is Hockey East. Aside from that BC plays in Division 1 in all major Sports. We compete on a National Level.
In a desperate attempt to gain recognition, BU Students often bash the strong Academic and Athletic reputation of Boston College through web sites such as the one you're currently reading. They have composed a profanity-laced pep song against BC.
It's as if their own collective worth and existence is based on what BC does. Sad but true.
|Apr 06 2008|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2012 |