College review by Diane Forman
Boston College is located in Chestnut Hill, MA, in the outskirts of Boston at the end of the Green “B” trolley line, making it easily accessible to downtown. The campus is gorgeous with stately buildings reminiscent of European castles. Boston College is a Catholic university and follows the Jesuit tradition. Students who attend BC are polite, caring, well-dressed, and well-spoken individuals in addition to being excellent students. For the Class of 2013, average SAT scores ranged from 1920-2130 and ACT scores were 28-32. Popular majors include biology, psychology, economics, history, accounting, finance, secondary education, human development, and nursing. Cross-registration is offered with Brandeis, Tufts, and Boston University if students wish to take a class not offered at Boston College. Boston College is a Division I school and football is a highlight of the fall term.
The level of support at Boston College is coordinated services. Qualified students with learning differences are encouraged to disclose their LD either in an essay or in the “additional information” section of the Common Application. They can also submit their documentation at the time of application. This information will be shared with the Conners Family Learning Center. Students will not be denied admission if they fulfill the qualifications for admissions. If a student appears to be borderline for admission, their application is reviewed by a special committee who advises admissions about the student’s chance of success if admitted. This can be advantageous to a student who truly has the ability to be at Boston College.