Posts about Boston College
Been doing my due diligence on schools over the past month as the apps szn looms over. Planning on applying with philosophy, economics, or business, FWIW. Boston College has emerged as one of my favorite candidates for an ED, but I don't want to get drunk on the "pros" kool-aid that is so readily available. What I need is cold, harsh reality. Throw me some comments put in stark terms describing what you hate about BC. Of course, if you love BC so much, please do sprinkle in a few positives, too.
Here are some cons I currently know of, based on dated Reddit threads and random forums (please correct me if I'm wrong):
The school is overwhelmingly white? I know this is true demographically (and I don't mind it), but does it go anything past that? Culturally? Or is there any sense of superiority over minorities?
Social scene, what social scene? No greek life, no school spirit. School admins strict about booze and zaza? Not a huge concern for me, as I'm the type to make friends through a club or my dorm floor.
Low tolerance for student activism/protests? Don't really care, never been one to engage in politics or movements of any kind.
Extremely, excruciatingly, academically rigorous? Okay, this one worries me. I'd like prestige but not on a level that ruins my social and hobby life.
I would like to thank, in advance, whoever takes time out of their day to help me out!
I recently committed to Boston College and want to visit the campus on June 1 since I will be in Boston. I missed the May 19 transfer orientation because I had a final for a class that I obviously could not miss. Do you think I can just walk in and explore the campus? Or should I call and let them know I'm coming in advance. During the online orientation, they did say they would accommodate us on different days but I don't know how true it is.