I recently applied to CSOM for the fall of 2012. I just visited the campus this week and was very impressed. Although I was tentative about BC because of its religious affiliation, the visit assured me that this isn't a major issue. I do have a few questions however, and would appreciate anyone's opinion.
1) About the Observer. It directly states its conservative leanings (I'm a pretty strong liberal). Does its views reflect the views of the students and the school as a whole or just a select few?
2) Being agnostic (not atheist) would others be willing to accept my views as I would there's, or would I feel a pressure to conform? Would I feel like an outsider if I don't?
3) On other posts people said that new ideas die at BC, I didn't think this is true but how accepting is BC of challenging tradition.
4) The only fear I have of attending a religious university is dogma and in some cases, ignorance. Because BC is a school of such caliber I do not expect these to be present. Am I correct? The Jesuits seem more focused on education than doctrine.
Thanks so much for any help. BC looks like a great school and I hope to be accepted.