Boston College Student Panel

Recorded Friday, September 25 at 08:00 PM

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School information

Boston College | BC

Chestnut Hill, MA

Ask current Boston College students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!

🎙 Guest Moderator: Kaitlin Sleight

Meet the panelists: Jordan, Marcus, Justin, Jenna

Jordan is a sophomore from Greenwich, Connecticut in the Morrissey School of Arts and Sciences. She is pursuing a Bachelor's in Psychology with a minor in Applied Psychology. Jordan is a member of the Women's Track and Field team at Boston College. Outside of school, she enjoys exploring Boston and spending time with her friends.

Marcus is a junior from Windsor, Connecticut in the Lynch School of Education. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Applied Psychology with a double minor in Communications and Restorative & Transformational Justice. Marcus is a member of the D1 track & field team at school, a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), and a photographer for one of his school’s newspaper named The Heights. Outside of school he loves listening to r&b music, binging the latest tv shows, hanging out with friends, and working with children.

Justin is a sophomore from Redwood City, California in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. He is pursuing a Bachelor's in Biology on a premed track. Justin is the media chair for the Chinese Student Association at Boston College, trip leader for Outdoor Adventures, part of the operations team for EagleShadow, and an active member of BC Medlife & Mendel Society. Outside of school, he enjoys rock climbing, traveling, spending time with friends, and listening to music

Jenna is a sophomore from Long Island, NY in the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and Philosophy, as well as on the pre-med track. Along with a rigor of academia, Jenna is an active member of Habitats for Humanity, Women in STEM and the Italian Club on campus, Il Circolo Italiano. Including her involvement in multiple clubs, she has three jobs at the BC Rec center as a lifeguard and water safety instructor. Outside of her busy life, she loves to explore the city of Boston and surf.

School information

Boston College | BC

Chestnut Hill, MA
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Elias and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
15:11@anonymous:Do you feel safe/comfortable on campus?
15:14@anonymous:How are the dorms there?
15:22@theresep.23:What are the dorms like?
15:34@anonymous:How safe do you feel on and around campus? Would you say it's a peaceful/comfortable environment?
15:42@anonymous:How's FOOOOOOD there???
16:50@anonymous:Does Boston College have a study abroad program?
17:02@anonymous:Does BC offer study abroad programs? If so, what is the process like to apply to these programs?
17:28@anonymous:How do you feel about the religious/Jesuit aspect?
20:21@anonymous:Jordan, what is like to be an athlete in Boston College? How do you conciliate your time?
20:29@anonymous:How are the athletic teams there?
27:30@anonymous:Jordan, how do you feel about the psychology program from BC?
27:32@anonymous:Jordan and Marcus could you describe your guys' psychology courses in some more detail? Thanks!
27:55@anonymous:What is the premed culture like at Boston College? What are research opportunity for all the majors at BC?
28:03@charlottee:how is premed?
28:28@ShravaniDhawane:Question for Justin- How is the Pre-Med program at BC? Is it like super competitive? Is the workload heavy? Research Opportunities?
35:17@anonymous:How big are freshman lecture halls? And are there good accommodations for students with dyslexia for those lectures and in classes in general?
36:53@anonymous:Would you consider BC to be diverse? Are there student unions available (ex. Latinx Student Union)?
37:11@anonymous:Is the campus diverse?
37:18@catherine.furtado:Are there any cultural groups?
38:18@anonymous:Favorite BC traditions?
42:47@anonymous:can you take us through a typical day to day schedule
45:54@anonymous:How would you describe the social life outside of school on like a weekend or something?
46:07@anonymous:What's your favorite thing to do outside of campus?
47:54@anonymous:Can you talk about living on the Newton campus as a freshman
49:34@anonymous:what about scholarship in your college
49:44@moonbow9:What is the financial aid like at BC? Are they generous with scholarships?
49:55@moonbow9:I know my question is yet to be answered but I want to give Kudos to the panelists! You've been great! Can anyone speak to financial aid and scholarships at BC?


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