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Boston College is life changing.Quite Bright
Boston College is life changing. The school is challenging academically, socially and spiritually. I have made lasting friendships and my professors and I will continue to stay in contact for years to come. A word to the wise: don't believe all of the hype about BC's "prepster" crowd or about the "lack of diversity here." Just because we wear polo shirts does not mean we are all dripping in wealth and attended private Catholic boarding schools. I went to Catholic school, but I worked all 4 years at BC to help fund my education. You'll be hard pressed to find a top-tier school without an abundance of wealthy students. As for diversity, consider this: the national percentage of what Boston College calls AHANA students (students who are African, Hispanic, Asian or Native American) is right around 30%. Boston College mirrors that national average. BC is well worth the investment. Work hard, get involved, explore all the opportunities for fun (which far exceed just parties and "drinking" on Fridays), go into Boston, study abroad, do research in your major...this is advice I would give to all new BC students. If you're not happy here, I'm guessing you're a rather difficult person to please.
4th Year Female -- Class 2010
Education Quality: A+, Campus Maintenance: A-
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I am a junior at BC and IQuite BrightCommunications
I am a junior at BC and I believe choosing to come here was one of the best decisions of my life. I have not once regretted coming here. I love everything about this place: the academics, the professors, the social life, the athletics, and the campus. I think BC is one of the best all-around schools in the nation. We are bursting with school spirit, as well as have a stunning campus close to Boston, great academics, and a prestigious name.

I am honestly quite confused by the amount of negativity on this site about BC. Everyone I have spoken to absolutely loves the school. The 95% freshmen retention rate shows this. I can only chalk up the negativity shown here to reviewers who attend different schools- such as BU- who have somehow convinced themselves that we are rivals with one another. (Despite the fact that there is literally no competition. We hands down win both academically and athletically.)My blood will forever run maroon and gold. To prospective students, please ignore the negativity on this website. BC is an amazing, amazing place and, if you choose to come, I don't think you will ever regret it.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2011
Individual Value: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: B
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I graduated from BC in May of 2009,Quite BrightCommunications
I graduated from BC in May of 2009, and it was the best four years of my life> The friends I made were great, but the education I have received was the best part, and it came in so many ways. The people that feel BC doesn't offer diversity, must not have sought it out. I lived on the multicultural floor and attended the events of different cultural clubs on campus and felt truly welcome there. I am currently at graduate school at a state school in the south, and would give anything to be back at BC. BC treated me like a person, and they truly valued me, and wanted me to learn in every way possible. Of those that argue that a state education is just as good, how many have experienced it? Now I am just an itemized bill, that the school views as just another way to make money. I have experienced difficult trying to meet with professors, and they are unwilling to answer questions in class. Granted, in my time at BC I only had one professor I was not fond of, but he is far better than any professor I have had at my current school. Do not underestimate the value of this private education, the job market currently is not an indication of the value of your Boston College diploma, and I assure you it was worth every cent to me.
4th Year Female -- Class 2009
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Social Life: B+
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