Differences between Boston College and Boston University?

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Anacreon
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Differences between Boston College and Boston University?

Postby Anacreon » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:20 pm

I know the "old guard" considers BC to be a better school but things are changing. What exactly is the difference between the schools (besides several miles)?

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Re: Differences between Boston College and Boston University?

Postby NoleinNY » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:29 pm

When I went to tour both schools, students, faculty and staff were much nicer at BC. That isn't to say BU is full of jerks - far from it; just that BC people were friendlier.

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Re: Differences between Boston College and Boston University?

Postby Anacreon » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:30 pm

NoleinNY wrote:When I went to tour both schools, students, faculty and staff were much nicer at BC. That isn't to say BU is full of jerks - far from it; just that BC people were friendlier.


Thanks! What about their reputations?

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Re: Differences between Boston College and Boston University?

Postby NoleinNY » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:42 pm

The impression that I get: It's like comparing UCLA and USC; they are both awesome in reputation, though which is better depends on who you ask.

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Re: Differences between Boston College and Boston University?

Postby HeavenWood » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:50 pm

From what I've gathered, both place equally well in Boston, but BU has a slight national edge.

All things being equal, the main differences between these schools come down to...

Urban vs. Suburban

Secular vs. Jesuit

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Re: Differences between Boston College and Boston University?

Postby Anacreon » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:54 pm

HeavenWood wrote:From what I've gathered, both place equally well in Boston, but BU has a slight national edge.

All things being equal, the main differences between these schools come down to...

Urban vs. Suburban

Secular vs. Jesuit


Neither is extreme splitter friendly though, right?

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Re: Differences between Boston College and Boston University?

Postby HeavenWood » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:03 pm

Anacreon wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:From what I've gathered, both place equally well in Boston, but BU has a slight national edge.

All things being equal, the main differences between these schools come down to...

Urban vs. Suburban

Secular vs. Jesuit


Neither is extreme splitter friendly though, right?


It would seem not.

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Re: Differences between Boston College and Boston University?

Postby NZA » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:04 pm

HeavenWood wrote:From what I've gathered, both place equally well in Boston, but BU has a slight national edge.

All things being equal, the main differences between these schools come down to...

Urban vs. Suburban

Secular vs. Jesuit


Jesu-what?

The TLS article on BU says they have surprisingly good placement statistics in CA.

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Re: Differences between Boston College and Boston University?

Postby HeavenWood » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:09 pm

NZA wrote:Jesu-what?


Srsly?

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Re: Differences between Boston College and Boston University?

Postby NZA » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:12 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
NZA wrote:Jesu-what?


Srsly?


Dude. You're not familiar with the term "Jesu-what?" ?

As in, "Say what?"




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