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cooljammer00cooljammer00 HeySmall Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
edited December 2006 in Help / Advice Forum
Which one is which? Pros and cons? I'm really confused as to which one is "better"

did anyone here go there?

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    Omnicron9999Omnicron9999 Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    The second I read this post I cringed...

    I currently live in Boston and go to BU. This is a pretty big debate topic here.

    As I am most assuredly biased, take this with a grain of salt.

    Boston College has a better academic reputation, not that I really think that something like that matters, but it does to some I guess. It is also much smaller than BU as well. BC is outside of "Boston Proper" as what most of us refer to as simply "Boston". What I mean is that the BC campus, especially the freshman campus (yes they put the newbies in a secluded place, an annoying 15-30 minute bus ride to all of your classes), is a long T (subway) ride away. People in Boston Proper refer to the BC campus as "the bubble". It is a very segregated (read: one or two token non-caucasian people here or there), very elitist population. Everyone tends to look and act in a very similar way, hence "the bubble". My main point here is that you wont get the "college experience". No meeting new different people, no hearing different and thought provoking ideas...not that there won't be some of this, but I used to work with a BC professor. He was the one to confirm all of these problems I am mentioning. BC is better in terms of mainstream sports as well, football and basketball I mean.

    Boston University is much closer to "Boston Proper", right on Commonwealth Ave. (a major street here), and absolutely larger. I have spent a good deal of time on each campus and I can say the facilities on the BU campus are much better. We have a new student village (union, center, whatever you call it), a nice fitness/recreation center, and decent dorms/apartments. You also get more of the college experience I mentioned earlier, the population is incredibly diverse here. Honestly, I have met some of the most interesting people during my time here. Most of the friends I have at BC, come downtown to the BU area for fun (food, parties, etc).

    I am not saying that you can't have any of the pros or cons from either place at the other. The college experience is what you make of it, but I think BU edges out BC overall.

    tl;dr If that was too long? Why bother posting?

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    ArkArk Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    The only thing I can offer is that my friend, who goes to Boston College, has said that he occasionally felt uncomfortable/awkward being one of the few Asian students on campus. So basically, if you're interested in having an ethnically diverse group of students on campus, Boston College may not be the place for you.

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    GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    A big, BIG difference is that Boston College is a Jesuit institution.

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    GoodOmens wrote:
    A big, BIG difference is that Boston College is a Jesuit institution.
    Yeah, this is the big one. BC is all religious. BU, not so much.

    BU offers more, but BC is probably better at what it does offer.

    Either way you can't go wrong academically. Socially though, BU is probably a better choice. I mean unless you're a huge Jesus guy.

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    AcesAces Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I go to BC, so without trying to be biased, I'll instead try to give you a bit of the "inside scoop"

    BC does in fact some freshmen on a seperate campus (newton), some love, others hate it, and the bus ride can be annoying, as I did live there my first year. You can still be on main campus your freshmen year, but I'd say about half live on the freshmen only campus. BU is more spread out than BC, on Comm. Ave, and probably a bit larger.

    Academically, they're pretty close, but BC has a little better reputation. Also, BC is pretty big for sports on a national level (i.e., we're a big basketball and football school), we're pretty big on most sports, though.

    As campus life goes, I'm going to agree with the post that BC emanates a very elitist, segregated attitude. It's just plain true. While there are plenty of minorities on campus, and people do hang out with each other, there are pretty large segregated groups on campus. As in, whites hang out with whites, blacks with blacks, asians with asians.

    It's really very weird, almost as if each race forms their own gang or something. Also, there is a serious lack of diversity on campus. Not in ethnicity per say, but in the way people act and dress. You'll find much of BC is pressured to conform and dress the same. If you've seen one BC girl, you've seen them all. We take alot of heat from other schools because our students act and dress the same. It can be a little boring.

    With that said, not everyone is the same, and there are people that are willing to laugh off BC's oddpoints just as readily as you might be. I found them, and am friends with them. BC can be odd, with the groups that are formed here, and the whole dressing alike, popped collars for guys, girls looking the same, but it's harmless.

    It's up to you, BC can be a cool place, there are alot of very smart, free-thinking people here, but I suppose you can find the same thing at BU.

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    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Ok, well I'm asian and I don;t mind diversity. Also, I'm not that into sports, and I'm not all that keen on religiosos (I wonder if that's a real word)

    Ok, thanks. I guess BU. That's the one I planned on applying to anyway. Just had to make sure.

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    PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Growing up in Boston and knowing a ton of people who go to both, let me give you the stereotypes.

    BC: white people (mostly Catholic) who were the "DO EVERYTHING" high school (good grades, debate team, newpaper, one or two sports). Pretty rich.l Pretty fucking white. Great Law School. Prickish, but well rounded, so mostly sufferable.

    BU: School for New Yorkers (very high Jewish percentages) who didn't want to apply to NYU. Great medical school. VERY RICH. Great medical school. Usually insufferable.

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