Boston College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (12)
When I arrived a Boston College my goal was to study and further my academic skills. There have been a number of detours since that beginning. The school community opened up opportunities to develop relationships I did not think possible. My friends range from English majors, Computer majors, Psychology majors to Education majors. They come from across the street, across the country, and from across the world. My major has changed and expanded as a result of several interesting classes and two internships in Boston. My college provides not only top notch instruction but also a diverse student body and a myriad of cultural events and adventures within the city.
BC is a great liberal arts school. I was there for music; it is by no means a competitive music program. It is not even a music school, it is a music department. (That said, I loved the small department and all the faculty are wonderful.) If you are going into undergrad already knowing you want to pursue a performance degree, you need to choose a conservatory or another school with a rigorous audition. Part of the reason I chose it was because I didn't want a rigorous audition, but I did want to be able to take courses in other disciplines and feel that my studies were more well-rounded. That's not for everyone, some people know what they want to specialize in. One of BC's strengths is that it is Jesuit, and values service to others. They work this into the courses as well as the campus atmosphere/student life. Also, they require certain core courses, which again for some people will be a negative (if you just want to stick within your major), but for some will be appealing if you want to be able to sample different departments and feel that you have a broad foundation.
Boston College's biochemistry program is definitely heavy on the chemistry, but you certainly get a good taste of biology as well. The professors in the Chemistry department are extremely successful and well-known in the field, and there are a lot of opportunities for research both on campus and in the city of Boston. With a Biochemistry degree from BC, I feel prepared to start a career in pharmaceuticals, biomedical research, medicine, or any other related field. What I loved about BC in general was the fact that I was getting first-rate academics but also could be fully engaged in other campus activities. The majority of the student body gets involved in at least one or two things outside of class, and there are clubs and organizations for nearly any discipline you could imagine. The school is big enough that everyone can find something just right for them, but also small enough to get that community feel walking across campus. BC is a Jesuit school and thus encourages students to "Go out and set the world aflame" - find something you're good at and something you're passionate about, and use your time at BC to develop these skills and passions into a future that both makes you happy and makes a difference in the world. BC challenged me academically and personally, and I truly feel that when I graduated, I had become both a competent scientist and as well as a well-rounded, self-aware individual ready to consider my place in the world and how I can truly leave an impact.
Boston College was an absolutely wonderful experience. The professors are some of the top in their respective fields and they demand a lot from their students. The community is very spirited, and exciting to be a part of the school spirit whether it be with a sports or intramural team, or academic club, or volunteer organization. The liberal arts education is unparalleled, and helped prepare me to be a well-rounded human being.
It is a great school to go to if you fit into the WASP category. The school provides a great environment to learn and help those in need, however the student body is not very diverse. Thus, if you do not belong in the mentioned class, you might have a hard time adjusting to the hard-partying/ hard-studying lifestyle
Boston College is a truly incredible institution that offers its students many opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. The majority of the professors there are excellent in that they both challenge and support their students. The students at Boston College are motivated to do well in their classes, give back to the community, learn about the rest of the world, get involved in on-campus activities and enjoy their time in college. Boston College is also in a beautiful and exciting setting, with lush grounds located just outside of the city of Boston. Most importantly, the university instills its students with the knowledge and confidence that they need to be successful in their futures and to make an impact in the world.
Great professors. A conservative campus with a liberal undercurrent that I'm proud has been expanding and being more vocal during my time here.
Boston College is a great place to receive a well-rounded liberal arts education. The campus is beautiful and will remind you of Hogwarts.
Boston College can be a great, supportive community, but the administration is very close-minded and if you do not fit the typical heterosexual, white, and affluent student type, you will receive very little support.
Overall fantastic experience. City opportunity you must take advantage of, music scene and museums in particular. Great campus and balance between neighborhood and large city. So long as you do not become discouraged by the amount of people and try your best to be true to yourself and make friendships count, then you will meet some of your best friends for life. Great balance between studies, resources available on and off campus, and activities to spend time on a Friday evening.