- Class: Junior
- Major: History
- Gender: F
- High School: Milton Academy
- Transfer Student: N
I think that BC is the perfect balance of a lot of things. It is not too big, but definitely not too small. I can still go out at night and meet tons of new people, yet a have a large group of really good friends. Though the school is in the suburbs of Boston, access to the city is so easy that we get all of the benefits of being a city school without actually having to deal with the city daily. BC has its own campus, which is beautiful all year (though some people don't know how to appreciate the winter). There are so many things for people to get involved in, that if anyone complains about being bored it's because they clearly aren't trying to be a part of anything. Though athletics sometimes seem to be help on a higher level than academics, going to a school with a strong and enthusiastic athletic program is awesome. The school comes together and you really feel like something. I think that my favorite thing about the school is that for the most part, students know how to take their education very seriously and work hard, but they also definitely know how to kick back and have fun.
I have taken some great classes at BC, but I have also taken some that seemed like a waste. Though I like the idea of a core curriculum, I wish that in some of the areas of study there were more interesting classes that counted towards it. Depending on the way in which professors like to teach, class can be very engaging or pretty dry. There are many options to take smaller, more intimate classes, which i find easier to be engaged, but at the same time I have had some amazing lecture professors. I actually chose history as a major because the history classes that I had taken freshman and sophomore year were the most interesting and captivating classes that I had taken in college. I looked forward to going to class to learn, in both large lecture settings, and smaller classes with more personal interaction and discussion.
I think that the student body at BC is very diverse, in all senses of the word. I have met some amazing, fun and interesting people, yet I have also met some that I wouldn't mind not seeing again. I think that the people that have the hardest time at BC are those that do not embrace the school's athletics. That is not to say that you need to like sports to enjoy BC, but because the school tends to really come together to support the big sports teams, you miss a lot if you chose not to be a part of that. My biggest issue is that the there is a portion of the student body that is still very much in high school mode in terms of gossip, and the need to be cool and popular, etc. This is of course a very small part of the student body, but in my personal experience I have seen a lot of people get sucked into it all, and I was hoping that by junior year of college people would grow up (but some have just not gotten there). This part of the student body, however, is pretty easy to ignore.