Anonymous asked:

What type of food options are available daily in dining halls? Like what's a daily menu like

BC dining halls are split between self serve and ordering, and everything is individually priced. For self serve there is a salad bar, yogurt/fruit bar, dessert section, and premade sandwiches/wraps/salads for grab and go.  In the mornings you’ll have lines for traditional breakfast - home fries, pancakes, eggs, made to order omelettes (this line is the longest..) - and there’s oatmeal and a waffle machine. Lunch is wraps, steak and cheese, and sometimes other traditional fare. They’ll always have steak tips as an option for dinner, but there’s also pasta, burgers, salmon, and a special themed meal rotation as well. They’re very considerate towards people with food allergies also. You can probably find the menu on BC website too because I think I’m forgetting some stuff haha. If you have any specific questions please don’t hesitate to ask! 

-ec

Anonymous asked:

Do you know if it's harder to get in early action than it is regular decision?

If you’re deciding between the two, I would suggest early action, simply because it’s a smaller pool of people. Also, a higher percentage of people get accepted from that small pool than from the larger pool applying regular decision (a quick google search pulled up these numbers). It really depends on your personal situation, but I would recommend applying early action if you’re strongly considering BC as the school you want to end up at.

-ec 

Anonymous asked:

What do freshmen closets look like? Are they all the same?

Yes, they are all the same. The natural triples used to have larger closets, but those have all been converted to quads I believe - I don’t know what the closets in those look like because I lived in a triple 2 years ago and they converted them the summer after my freshman year. All other freshman closets are a series of stacked shelves (I hope you can picture it) that vary between letting you hang clothes and have clothes folded. They aren’t really closets to be honest, but more like vertical spaces by the door. Each person in the room also has a 3 drawer dresser to put clothes/other things in.

-ec

bcalumni:

Which is faster: the T or me? All too many times we have pondered this as the T makes its slow trek up the B line. 
On July 25th, two runkeeper employees want to settle that age-old question: Would I be faster on my feet?
They are going to race the green line train, from the Boston College stop to the Blandford Street Stop. We hardly doubt the T will be running express.
We are rooting for you!
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bcalumni:

Which is faster: the T or me? All too many times we have pondered this as the T makes its slow trek up the B line. 
On July 25th, two runkeeper employees want to settle that age-old question: Would I be faster on my feet?
They are going to race the green line train, from the Boston College stop to the Blandford Street Stop. We hardly doubt the T will be running express.
We are rooting for you!
Zoom Info

bcalumni:

Which is faster: the T or me? All too many times we have pondered this as the T makes its slow trek up the B line. 

On July 25th, two runkeeper employees want to settle that age-old question: Would I be faster on my feet?

They are going to race the green line train, from the Boston College stop to the Blandford Street Stop. We hardly doubt the T will be running express.

We are rooting for you!

Anonymous asked:

Is it true that grade inflation is a problem at BC? What's the average undergrad gpa?

Huh? I had no idea that was a thing at BC. I think all of my grades were pretty reflective of my work.

Anyone else?

EDIT: It does exist, which is why BC is trying to counter it pretty hard. In my Asian American literature class, my professor opened up a discussion about this one day. Apparently they’ve been noticing grade inflation at colleges across the board on the east coast (or maybe it was everywhere) so BC decided to try their best to counter it, because students are entering into graduate school with inflated grades and that’s unfair for everyone. How they’re doing it I have no idea, and I wish I remembered the rest of the conversation so I could let you know. As far as average GPA, I don’t know for sure, but I would guess around 3 or higher. Like all colleges, there are classes that are easy A’s and some that are designed so it’s extremely hard to get a A but everyone is graded on a curve, so a B- could turn into an A- in the end based on the class. 

- ec

Anonymous asked:

Are the dorms co-ed? Or like are genders separated by floors?

For freshmen they separate it by subsections of buildings (honors housing) or floors - there are exceptions, such as Kostka which is all girls and 3rd floor of Fitz/Gonzaga was split half and half (Fitz and Gonzaga are connected buildings, so Fitz 3 was girls, Gonzaga 3 was guys), and there may be others that I don’t know of. I think CLXF had guy and girl sections too because it’s 4 buildings strung together, so you get the longest hallway EVER for each floor. Once you’re an upperclassman dorms are co-ed.

-ec 

Anonymous asked:

I've never had a job before so I'm nervous about work-study. I feel like I lack the experience and skills needed that I won't get a job I enjoy. Advice? Especially on resume?

BC is especially friendly to freshman on work study! You already have an advantage since you’re a freshman, and most places on campus that are hiring want people who will be staying with them for a long time (such as those coveted library jobs!) For your resume, I think it’s ok if you slightly modify the resume you sent in for college apps, making sure the focus is on your main activities/volunteer work. They definitely do not expect you to have work experience, so don’t worry! Sometimes specific skills are required for office jobs, such as experience with excel or word, but even those are merely encouraged. 

I started working at the end of my first month in freshman year, and I’ve had a great experience so far. If you want more details please feel free to ask, and I can message you privately.

-ec

Anonymous asked:

How should one decide whether to apply EA or RD?

Hmm..since EA is not binding, I would say go for it if BC is one of your top choices and if you have all the paperwork/tests ready to submit by the deadline. It would definitely give you a leg up in the application process and show your interest in the school before other students. But if you’re swamped with choices/considering a lot of schools, go for RD. (see website info here). 

-ec

Anonymous asked:

What kind of backpack do I need? Or do girls don't usually use backpacks? I already have a North Face Jester, so I was wondering if I should invest in a bigger one. Since I'm pre-med, do I need a lot of space for a lot of books?

It’s entirely up to you, but people do carry around backpacks. I’ve seen all kinds of backpacks - North Face, one shoulder bags, “hipster” backpacks. For me personally I just brought my old LL Bean backpack from like..middle school hahaha. I think you’ll be fine! You might be carrying around some textbooks but I guarantee that you’ll try to limit that. I started out chemistry premed, and it was only on lab days that my backpack would get kind of big, because I was adding my lab notebook and binder on top of my main binder and other folders. It’s a pain in the butt to lug textbooks around so you learn to get creative. 

-ec