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How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionC-
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueB University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeC+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful

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He cares more about Creativity/ Innovation than the average student.
Date: Jan 30 2009
Major: Economics (This Major's Salary over time)
Honestly any experience is what you make of it, although granted different personalities simply take to some conditions while others don't. That being said I would say there are certainly people who are an ideal fit for Boston College, and if you asked around campus I would guarantee you'd find countless students who claim that coming here was the best decision they've ever made, and that a college experience here is like no other. These kids, however, will tend to be upper class prep school white kids with a fairly prevalent sense of entitlement. Granted many of the wealthy kids here are friendly, and assuming you can at least act like you come from money chances are you'll make some friends here.

In my estimation, however, the friendships at this school do tend to be fairly shallow. The VAST majority of friendships tend formed within a student's first 24 hours on campus, and more often than not your freshman hallmates will end up being the people you consider your best friends for the entire four years. In a lot of ways your experience here depends on who your roommates are, so despite the largeness of the school your "good" friends will come from a narrower pool than you would think.

Given the absence of a Greek life, about 90% of the drinking takes place in corridor style dorm rooms. Chances are you will always end up drinking with the same group of people, as the only place where large parties take place is the mods (senior housing), and as a male you'll only get in if you either know the host(s) or bring a group of attractive girls with you.

That being said, the proximity to Boston is awesome, and the academics here are top notch. Granted many of the professors tend to be foreign, but this seems to be the case at many major universities. There are a lot of great clubs here, and if you become involved EARLY on you can definitely make your core group of friends there. 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 public high school, the student body will at times seem absolutely insufferable. I'd never tell anyone not to apply here, but I myself am transferring at the end of this semester, at the completion of my freshman year.

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