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Boston College

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at Boston

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By Major
Art & Design DepartmentB-
Business - Management and AdministrationA-
Computer ScienceB
Electrical EngineeringB+
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcA+
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A
Political ScienceA
PreLaw and LegalA+
PreMed and MedicalA+

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... Ironic since most students spend their time drinking at campus parties and benefit little from the city ...Read full comment
... Great academics, big-time sports, medium size, gothic architecture, nice neighborhood, great city, great bars, great parties, traditions, hottie...Read full comment
... BC is as good as any school, especially if you like a suburban environment with access to a great city and a Jesuit-based philosophy towards edu...Read full comment
... Boston College is definitely a more beautiful campus than Georgetown and the city of Boston blows away Washington on the things to do list .....Read full comment
I suspect that some of the "Negative" reviews about BC on this site is sourced from the 3% of BC Students who are disenchanted, introverted and bitter...Read full comment
... I can't imagine not going to school near a city ...Read full comment
... The campus is gorgeous and there is no better place to be a college student than in the city of Boston ...Read full comment
... Supposedly "Catholic" professors, and the elite and publicity-hungry egomaniacs on the BC Board of Directors, are a disgrace to their Roman Ca...Read full comment
... I picked this school because it had so many different things (or so I thought): sports, girls, party school, academics, reputation, big city,...Read full comment
... Firstly, to answer some of the criticisms of the previous posters- yes, the university is not in Boston city limits ...Read full comment
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 everyt...Read full comment
... The campus is beautiful and Boston is a great city ...Read full comment
... It is a wonderful community in an amazing city ...Read full comment
... Don't believe the hype about the city of Boston either ...Read full comment
... re right at the foot of a wonderful city ...Read full comment
... There is easy access to the city (there is a T-stop pretty much on Campus that will take you anywhere in Boston)and there is also always somethi...Read full comment
... I have met so many great people, so there is no excuse for someone coming to this city, to not take advantage of all it has to offer ...Read full comment
... The school has just about everything a student could ask for--a gorgeous, well-maintained campus, the best college city in America a short train ...Read full comment
... The surrounding city is amazing with tons to do ...Read full comment
... If you want more diversity, keep in mind that the city of Boston is at your doorstep ...Read full comment
... Now that I'm in grad school, I only wish I had enjoyed and appreciated the tremendous physical surroundings of Boston College and taken greater a...Read full comment
... Students do not take advantage of the wonderful city of Boston - having fun for them is sitting in a cramped dorm room getting drunk to the point...Read full comment
... Boston is a nice city, so try Boston University ...Read full comment
BC is a bit rigorous on their courseworks, but it's possible to get As if you come to class and do your assignments. Comparing BC to Holy Cross, HC is...Read full comment
... In short, the academics are great, the city of Boston is great, but if you're from a working class family like I am and you went to a standard p...Read full comment
... No one even ventures into Boston which is an awesome city ...Read full comment
... I was initially very surprised how isolated this campus feels considering it is so close to the city ...Read full comment
... In a liberal city full of great institutions, it's sad to find BC refusing to take steps to modernize its policies on gay rights, birth control, ...Read full comment
... most students don't go off campus to party and comm ave is not considered off campus lol i mean they don't go into the city or to other schools t...Read full comment
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