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BC Student Life

BC is on a 231-acre campus in a suburban setting in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, not far from Boston. There are many activities and organizations for BC students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

BC does not have fraternities or sororities.

BC has a thriving UGBC and individual School Senates. In fact, more students participate in UGBC and individual School Senates than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at BC include Asian Caucus, Appalachia Volunteers, Dance Marathon and 4Boston.

BC students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Middlemarch Ball and Sporting Events.

BC Housing

BC offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of BC students live on campus. In 2021, 76% of undergrads at BC lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 24% of students lived off-campus or commuted to BC. There are 7,185 spots available in on-campus housing for all 9,445 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 7,185 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 90% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

BC offers coed housing and .

BC Athletics

At BC there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at BC:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Sailing NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Club Teamsheerleading Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Downhill) Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Basketball Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Fencing Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Ice Hockey NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at BC

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Boston College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The BC campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

BC offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to BC

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to BC, take Massachusetts Turnpike to Chestnut Hill, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Massachusetts you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore BC's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

BC Students

53%

Women

47%

Men

100%

Full Time

Unknown

Part Time

23%

In State

77%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

58%

11%

11%

8%

4%

4%

4%

0.03%

0.02%

Undergraduate Students

9,445

Graduate Students

5,125

Non-Resident / International Students

722

BC Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

14,570

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

26%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$61,830

Out-of-State

$61,830

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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