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How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueA- University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeA-
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsB+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Mar 07 2008
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As the previous poster (and fellow Alum) noted, BC isn't for everyone. In particular, the School appeals to the quintessential Preppy Rich Student from a prominent Catholic Family in the Northeast.

Is this bad? Yes and No.

For one, you find this typical of most elite schools in the Northeast where the dichotomy between haves and 'have nots' are apparent based on mere superficial observation. This can cause a level of resentment and bitterness and hence, the inevitable outcome of campus cliques.

As a Jesuit Institution, the School encourages Students to examine their lives through discourse and debate in various subjects. It should be noted that BC boast one of the strongest number of History and Philosophy Majors in the country. Through these animated discussions, Students learned to appreciate differences and understand social challenges with moral responsibility as a galvanizing force.

Every School will have a few bad apples. Critics will like to use these bad apples as the object of the complaints and consequently, drawing a false and unfair assumption the rest of the Student Body acts in a similiar manner.

BC is one of the most popular Schools in the country. These is a reason for that. Take a trip to Chestnut Hill and examine it for yourself.

For the fortunate few admitted to BC, you should know that BC is expanding its Campus with massive project.

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