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Boston College

Total Grad Surveys 6
Females 3
Males 3
Avg years at University 1.8
Research Quality C (4.7)
Research Availability C- (3.5)
Research Funding D- (1.7)
Graduate Politics C+ (5.0)
Not Errand Runners C+ (5.2)
Degree Completion C+ (5.2)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] C (4.9)
Sufficient Pay C (4.5)
Competitiveness B (6.9)
Education Quality C+ (5.7)
Faculty Accessibility B+ (7.4)
Useful Research C (4.4)
"Individual" treatment B (6.6)
Friendliness C+ (5.3)
Safety A (9.2)
Campus Beauty A- (8.2)
Campus Maintenance A- (8.4)
University Spending B- (5.8)
Extracurriculars D+ (3.4)
Scholastic Success B (7.1)
Surrounding City A (9.1)
Social Life/ Environment B+ (7.9)
Research FundingD-
The department where I am obtaining my HispanicApr 01 2019Language - French/Spanish/etc.
The department where I am obtaining my Hispanic Studies MA is very political, unorganized, and expectations are purposefully vague so that professors can manipulate you into taking certain courses. The Teaching Fellowship program is the total opposite - the coordinator is clear and everything is structured to help the TF. The content that is taught is a little too pro-US and anti-Latin America, but it is a good way to get teaching experience.TLDR: Apply for a "free" Master's but don't expect to be able to do what you want. If a professor tells you something, GET IT IN WRITING and triple check so that you can graduate.
I am a graduate student studying finance atNov 01 2013Finance
I am a graduate student studying finance at BC.
The campus has a foul odor of pretence, of affectation, of spoiled affluence, and it pervades throughout the student body. You will smell it in the buildings, on the shuttles, and on your clothes when you get home.

BC students are friendly, cordial and approachable, and they will return your smile on the street; they are also pretentious, "fake", and lack sincerity in their actions.

In retrospect, my undergraduate education was a coming-of-age, a process of maturation and finding place in the world. I consider myself lucky that I did not start that process at BC: the pervasive social disease of campus social life will empty your soul of authenticity, of genuine belief, of sincerity.

Last week, I observed construction crews working on a campus building being renovated. The massive foundation stones of the castle-like St. Mary's Hall were only cladding. As the workers removed thin sheets of expensive stone, layers of common brick wall were exposed.

And this, I thought, was a full characterization of BC, and an indictment of its persona as a school: verba non acta. All words, and no deeds.

All appearances' sake and window-dressing, and neither truth nor genuine friend. Definitely would have felt inwardly lost at this school.

After two years, IApr 16 2008Philosophy
After two years, I owe $60,000 in loans. While I received a quality education, it was not worth $60,000. If it were possible, I would request a refund as I would with any other product, IOW, I would not receive a degree, but I wouldn't pay anything either.
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