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Boston College

Breakdown of “Collaboration/Competitive” at Boston

By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentC+
Business - Management and AdministrationB+
Computer ScienceA
Electrical EngineeringD-
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcB+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B
Political ScienceB
PreLaw and LegalB+
PreMed and MedicalF

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Collaboration/Competitive compared with similar schools in class.

Boston College
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Yale University
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BC is a great school for some people, and an exercise in futility for others. I'm much closer to the latter, but I'll articulate a few good and bad th...Read full comment
I was initially very surprised how isolated this campus feels considering it is so close to the city. While the students are overall pretty nice, I w...Read full comment
... I came from a very competitive high school, and it is nice to find a college where collaboration is more important than competition ...Read full comment
Social life is horrible. BC has the most superficial, trashy, and hypocritical student body I've ever seen. Life revolves around binge drinking (Wedne...Read full comment
... As a result you won't see as much cut throat competition for grades as you would at the more academically focused colleges ...Read full comment
My undergraduate years, Sept.'54 to June,'58 were the happiest years of my life. My character developed under the tutelage of brilliant Jesuit the...Read full comment
Boston College is a great place to thrive as a student and as a person. It is a wonderful community in an amazing city. There is a lot to do around ca...Read full comment
Boston College was my number one choice and I could not have been more pleased. The academics are solid, it is easy to build relationships with facult...Read full comment
I transferred to Georgetown University last year but I miss BC. I spent two years there. My interest is in politics and I'm currently an intern in the...Read full comment
Boston College has the ability to be the perfect school. It?s got an amazing campus, great professors, lots of programs to become involved in, and yo...Read full comment
... (Despite the fact that there is literally no competition ...Read full comment
BC is not for everyone, but it has some outstanding features, such as the beauty of the campus (that far exceeds BU, for instance), the proximity to ...Read full comment
... With so many good quality Schools in the Boston area, Students naturally develop an affinity for their own Institution and unfairly criticize...Read full comment
... The atmosphere at Georgetown is very similiar in the sense of academic competition ...Read full comment
This is the best advice you're going to get: do NOT come to BC unless you are a white catholic school kid. The student body is completely closed-minde...Read full comment
My four years at BC were the greatest experience of my life. The edcation was top notch, the professors were always helpful, the alumni network is in...Read full comment
As I'm graduating, I think it would be helpful to provide a more comprehensive view of Boston College rather than some of the more myopic perspectives...Read full comment
BC lacks any diversity and "fun" on-campus activites besides mindless jock sporting events. DO NOT COME IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO DEVELOP AS A PERSON. Y...Read full comment
BC was my first choice. Everyone said I would love it and that it was the "perfect" school for me. BC is highschool extended for another 4 years...o...Read full comment
I went to BC basically because I got rejected from Notre Dame, George Town, and all the Ivy's. I'm from the west coast and was ready to go away for co...Read full comment
BC rocks. Great academics, big-time sports, medium size, gothic architecture, nice neighborhood, great city, great bars, great parties, traditions, h...Read full comment
Boston College is truly a great place to spend your college years. The school has just about everything a student could ask for--a gorgeous, well-main...Read full comment
i'm gonna start off by saying that bc is a good school, academically, its a solid education. i was challenged alot in high school, and class rank was ...Read full comment
I've only been at BC for a year, but I will give you my opinion of it. This post's purpose is to appeal to those who are driven away by the "J Crew wi...Read full comment
I've had a great time at BC. The campus is gorgeous and there is no better place to be a college student than in the city of Boston. Professors are ...Read full comment
Honestly any experience is what you make of it, although granted different personalities simply take to some conditions while others don't. That bein...Read full comment
From my experience, Boston College is experiencing growing pains in many regards. It has only risen to national prominence in the last decade and str...Read full comment
I am so proud to have graduated from BC and believe that their nursing program is among the best. Unfortunately, because of the wealthy nature of the...Read full comment
BC is SO overrated. It's sports-obsessed and academically mediocre. Small-minded conformist people will love it if they fit into the Catholic colleg...Read full comment
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