- Class: Junior
- Major: English
- Gender: F
- High School:
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about BC is that there's something for everyone. Whether it's getting involved in service organizations, playing some kind of sports, religious groups, or theatre, everyone can find something they enjoy. The size of the student body varies around 9,000 which I believe is the perfect size. Everywhere you go you'll see two people you know, and five you don't so parties and classes are always fun. The school is a prestigious institution without the snobbiness of knowing it. While the students pride themselves in attending here, we're not going to brag about it or rub it in your face (unless you go to Notre Dame that is). While on campus, you'll spend most of your time in one of the dining halls studying or hanging out with friends or in one of the two librarys if you're the studious type. Boston is an absolutely fabulous place to be at school, coming from Texas it's a big change but the city is a big city with a small town feel and if you're ever bored on campus (which rarely happens) there's always something to go see or do at only a T-stop away.
While BC offers a challenging curriculum for the students, it's doable. You should expect several hard weeks with papers, midterms and exams, but it's not every week which helps to balance the work load out. Depending on your major, you could be on campus in class for 5 hours a day to 2 hours a day. You're required a minimum of 5 classes each semester (or the equivalent of it by the end of each year to be eligible for your freshman/sophomore/junior/senior status). The best part of academics at BC is that the professors and TAs (when you have them) are amazing. I've never and a professor I felt I couldn't approach to help me study, or go over a paper with and if you can't make it to their office hours, there's the Learning Center that offers tutoring five days a week in almost every subject. The professors and administration really like to get involved in the students life, and if you get lucky enough to get a Jesuit as one of your teachers, or advisors-you're in for an amazing experience.
The Best Things
The best thing about BC is that no matter what your political, or religious affiliation, or what you love to do-there's something for everyone. It's great that you don't have to pick and choose what you get involved in as there's room for everyone, and everyone is welcome. All religious denominations are accepted, despite BCs Jesuit affiliation, and the political parties are almost equally represented (although it's a majoritively liberal campus). All in all, you can fall in love with BC for many reasons, and all have to do with the amazing opportunities that they have to offer.
The Worst Things
The worst thing about BC is that while they're working on it, the school does not offer four years of guaranteed housing for its students. For those who live off campus their junior year, and if they choose, their senior year, they have to deal with the neighborhood councils who tend to hate BC students living amongst them (despite the fact that they moved next door to a college campus... but that's a different conversation). In the 10 year plan, there's a move to have all students on campus... but it's just that, a 10 year plan and until then you're forced to sometimes deal with angry neighbors.