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“Boston College CSOM current student”
May 2019CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Fun school with a great location outside of Boston. Solid reputation and a lot of recruiting events for banking, accounting, and consulting.

Downers

Do not get all of the top tier firms to come to campus (Goldman, McKinsey, etc.) and can be difficult to get a job to the top firms.

Comments

Definitely network hard as it can be hard to get jobs at top firms otherwise.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great exposure to top-level companies”
March 2019CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Great curriculum with invested professors and excited alumni who want to hire you

Downers

Some students need to wait until their 3rd year of school to take an actual finance course; liberal arts emphasis is great, but this is unreasonable.

Comments

The Portico program (first semester intro to business / hybrid ethics course) is a great opportunity to meet upperclassmen who are well-versed in how to succeed within a top undergraduate business school!

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Work Hard, Play Hard”
March 2015CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Campus is beautiful, professors are challenging and inspiring, students are very attractive and generally nice

Downers

It can be easy to get caught up in the BC bubble, there are plenty of preppy rich kids.

Comments

There is a great balance between challenging academic life with career opportunities and a social, athletic aspect

Would You Recommend

Yes

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

combination of theory and practice sessions, electives in the field of interest

Quality of Life

lots of social events/ networks

Admissions

essays, GMAT, unique application questions

Level

1

Graduation Year

2014

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Classes are relatively small and offer very experienced faculty who generally have actual work experience in the field being taught. Evening MBA students and Full-Time MBA students take elective courses (concentration areas) together, enabling additional relationship building across school. Faculty emphasizes practical application of concepts taught in classroom and can tie-in real world experiences to the teaching. Course work is challenging and requires a good deal of preparation time at home. Grading is tough but fair.

Quality of Life

Beautiful neighborhoods in Chestnut Hill and Newton. Low crime levels with lots to do and easy access to Boston via the T.

Admissions

Application process entails submitting 3 comprehensive essays, completing the GMAT and submitting scores, providing an updated resume, and an interview. Average GMAT score was fairly high and fellow applicants had impressive backgrounds and were well-accomplished. I found most other applications had at least 5 years of work experience and had obtained some form of managerial position prior to applying.

Level

4

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The Accounting and Finance classes are some of the best in country. The teachers are dedicated and go out of their way to make sure the graduates of Boston College all have a strong foundation in financial and accounting principles.

Quality of Life

The cost of living is very affordable and BC has a free scuttle that has saved a significant about of money regarding parking and gas. Boston College is in a very nice neighborhood that has a strong police presents. You always feel safe walking home from campus or the bars.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Small classes make for excellent relationships with the student body and professors.

Admissions

The admissions team was extremely helpful. I spoke one on one with several of them throughout the admission process and was surprised at their candor and level of assistance.

Graduation Year

2009

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The faculty and quality of classes are top notch and have by far surpassed my expectations. The faculty are either very distinguished professors or highly successful industry experts such as ex-Portfolio Managers, CEO's, etc. The school's "Executives Club of Boston" is the number one speaking forum for CEO's in the U.S. It is not uncommon to randomly run into and have the opportunity to speak to CEO's and exec's at Fortune 500 companies at this school.

Admissions

The admissions process seems to value students' potential and the interview over raw numbers. I personally know students who have been accepted to higher "ranked" schools with great stats but have been rejected or wait-listed at Boston College.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Class sizes are small, but diverse in regard to ethnicity as well as diversity of experience. Grading is fair, but firm.

Quality of Life

Cost of living is high. Boston is not a cheap place to live and BC is one of the most expensive schools in the nation. The facilities at BC are great, safe campus.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Exceptional academics within the full-time program. Good mix of student background, skills, experiences, cultures. Great mix of lecture, theory, examples, and practice in all of the course I took. Exceptional program in pricing as well as finance and analytical marketing. Great abroad program on which I participated.

Admissions

Typical selective MBA process. Interviews, essays, GMAT submissions. Essays including good character questions for fit with the university. Automatic scholarship offers based on fit/ attractiveness of candidates.

Graduation Year

2006

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