What don't you like about BC?

<p>BC is one of my top choices, if not my top choice, so I'm just wondering what people think. I don't mean to be negative or anything.</p>

<p>The food is quite expensive. Other than that, I really have nothing to complain about, really. My aid package is superb, I've made great friends, my roommate neither drinks nor smokes, my professors care about what I think, and so far I've managed to pull off a great GPA while maintaining a healthy social life. </p>

<p>Oh, and the weather's nice.</p>

<p>you must be joking about the weather. also can you expand on your "healthy social life."</p>

<p>In general, I really do love BC but I hate how inclusive the party scene is. As a freshman guy, you have no options and I spent a few weekends in my room with friends doing nothing. On the other hand, I dislike how not a lot of people go into the city that much either, especially if you don't feel like drinking. I can't even begin to count how many nights I wasted just because there was talk about going to a party or finding a good party and then pre-gaming and ending up doing nothing, when we easily could have gone into the city and had an awesome, sober time.</p>

<p>That is basically my biggest aggravation with BC and I guess you could say some of the buildings are gross and not in the best condition while others are amazing and brand new. Sometimes I wish some of my classes were not over 100 people, but then I realize that it is not as bad as many other big universities.</p>

<p>Other than that though I can't find anything else to dislike. My professors have all been amazing so far, my classes have been challenging and I love what I'm learning. BC really opens the door to so many opportunities and I feel so privileged and lucky to be able to spend 4 years here.</p>

<p>Sox fan- </p>

<p>No I wasn't joking at all- I love cold weather, which is one of the primary reasons why I chose BC. And to provide some clarity to what I consider to be a "healthy social life", I guess one example would be that there are seldom days in which I don't sit and have a conversation with my friends. There is so much to do here, really. But then again, don't expect college to just be a smooth, care-free joy ride because you simply can't have it all. Sometimes, it's how you cope that matters most.</p>

<p>My views are little skewed as a commuter student... My primary complaint is that there are so few people like me on campus that it can somewhat difficult to relate to others at times.</p>

<p>But, I have no serious complaints about BC itself. The bureaucracy is quick and efficient, the restrooms are properly stockpiled, the professors are generally good, etc. I can go on and on, even despite being a commuter student.</p>

<p>Okay, the one thing holding me back from saying that I definitely want to attend BC is the amount of drinking there <em>allegedly</em> is. A lot of people on these boards say that you can have a social life if you don't drink, but on some Boston College 2014 Facebook Group, someone posted some survey thing, and according to it, the vast majority of prospective students drink. I understand that students are going to drink at college...I just don't think I'll feel comfortable if 90% of the students are partying and drinking all the time. </p>

<p>Other than this, I don't really have a problem with anything, except the cost.</p>

<p>Help?! :P</p>

<p>People don't party, actually, they just drink.</p>

<p>I have a small anecdote for you, LadyxStardust. Last year, in my business ethics class, the professor polled the entire class on its drinking habits. Everyone, except for me, raised their hands when the professor asked, "Have you drank alcohol at any time on campus?" She then asked, "Have you drank alcohol to the point of inebriation?" Half of the class raised their hands.</p>

<p>I don't live on campus, hence I don't drink there, but from what I hear, drinking is widespread and alcohol is easy to get.</p>

<p>I personally drink and I agree that it is sometimes tiring to have to feel that to have fun you have to drink (if that made sense haha). And I wish people would go into the city more often, but there are a large amount of people who don't drink (a lot of the girls on my floor), and they are always the life of the party.</p>

<p>If you don't want to drink, you'll find people who don't and you can still hang out with people that do. If you love BC, I hope this isn't the linchpin in your decision.</p>

<p>Thanks for answering my question! :)</p>

<p>looking at the facebook group for accepted students, I find a lot of them rather immature....</p>

looking at the facebook group for accepted students, I find a lot of them rather immature....


<p>You are looking at a crop of 17/18 year-olds and their Facebook posts. What more do you expect out of people are who, under most interpretations, are still mere children?</p>

<p>Haha okay, true. But by just seeing and reading about the people accepted it looks VERY homogeneous. How does BC manage to accept the same type of person? Everyone is good looking, a jock, and a big party-er. The girls all seem like those high school b****y clique girls and the guys seem like "bros." Of course this is a generalization..</p>

<p>Ny0rker, there is a common theme among the accepted students--most of them are at the top of their class and have achieved success in other areas of their life as well. That's why they were accepted! Big party-ers won't survive long at BC, the academic requirements don't let you focus solely on your social life. Negatives according to my DS: tough to schedule courses when you are still a low-priority freshman, and that Boston weather that others like so well iis not liked by the DS. How is the social scene? I don't hear many complaints-DS is part of a group that meets every other Friday evening, they all cram on one of the trains and then go explore what's at the designated stop. So if he has nothing else to do, that is the fallback and he says it is a lot of fun. And when I was walking on Parents Weekend I saw ehough empty Buds outside the freshmen dorms to confirm that activity goes on as well. I think BC is diverse enough to meet the needs and interests of most anyone.</p>

<p>Well then...does anyone know if there are any non-alcoholic partying-related organizations at BC? I think UPenn has something like that. And I know that BC has many clubs and organizations. :P</p>

<p>In response to the facebook complaints... I'm going to chalk that up to everyone trying to look cool in front of their future classmates.</p>

Well then...does anyone know if there are any non-alcoholic partying-related organizations at BC? I think UPenn has something like that. And I know that BC has many clubs and organizations. :P


<p>Sorry... No renditions of the Anti-Saloon League here.</p>

<p>I don't know what most people expect when going to college but no matter where you go there will be a lot of drinking. BC is not unique in this aspect. There are definitely things to do if you don't drink. I didn't start until I went abroad my junior year. If you are not going to go to BC because you are afraid there is too much drinking that is not a good reason IMO.</p>

<p>BC runs a program called "Nights on the Heights" in the O'Connell house and all around campus that promotes non-alcohol related activities on the weekends, mostly aimed towards freshman but open to everybody. Some events are really popular, like the ginger bread house making, while others aren't so much but there always seems to be a good crowd each weekend.</p>

<p>Personally, I've also found that people don't drink as much as they say they do or they just try to put on an act. The first month people will try to go hard and party a lot but things quickly quieted down once we got to October this past year. It's really what you make of your experience at BC, you can drink if you want but there are definitely plenty of people that do not.</p>

<p>Don't consider drinking an important issue when considering a college. Point taken.