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Boston College

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB- Faculty AccessibilityC+
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationC+
Individual ValueC+ University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessC
Campus MaintenanceA- Social LifeB
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Helpful, Condescending

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Date: Apr 22 2010
Major: Math (This Major's Salary over time)
I came to BC because of the financial aid package they offered me. Within the first few weeks, I knew I had made a huge mistake. I am planning to transfer out as soon as possible.

If you are science/math major, BC is a wrong choice. There is very little/ no opportunities for research. Although Bio and chem departments are somewhat good, physics and math departments are two of the worst among Boston area schools.

If you are a business/econ major, BC is where you want to be.

There is a HUGE degree of censorship - there is no freedom of speech and expression which the administration has admitted to enforcing. The administration has actively cracked down on people who speak out against the university. It influences what can/cannot be learned at BC and it shows as there is a lack of majors/minors. Even certain plays cannot be performed there and extracurricular activities must be cleansed of anything they nefariously deem "bad". There is also a lack of culture on campus although BC is trying to improve in this section by accepting more and more minority students. But,if you're looking for community and traditions look elsewhere.

Most of the students at BC are ignorant kids who are concerned with drinking, partying, and football. Any sort of personal diversity isn't welcome. Most of the kids are facebook, watching some sort of sports on doing something else in class. No wonder BC academics scores only 87 according to Princeton review.

In terms of the professors; most of them seemed to be more concerned with their researches than the students. Four out of my five professors were unavailable most of the time out of their office hours. You are bogged down by a laughably large core curriculum you have to fill before you even start your major, a core which lasts well into your junior year - essentially; it's a glorified high school. The administration is completely out of touch with the student body and reality. There were movements to try and fix things at BC within the student body, but realistically, it can't happen because it is ingrained in the constitution of the institution the ways it operates to this day.

In terms of Internship- If you are A&S student, expect no internship or any job help from BC Career center. If you are CSOM student, you will get all type of help to get internships and jobs.

Overall, BC sweeps things under the rug and cheat and dupe prospective students into attending. They wasted my time and I can't wait to transfer out of this place.

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