BC is on a 231-acre campus in the suburban setting of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, not far from Boston.
BC has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? BC does not have fraternities or sororities.
BC has several thriving UGBC and individual School Senates. In fact, more students participate in the 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.
The BC community comes together each year for Homecoming, Middlemarch Ball and Sporting Events.
This table offers information on housing at BC.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||82%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||7,298|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||7,298|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||18%|
BC offers housing for students. 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 2022, 82% of undergrads at BC lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 18% of students lived off-campus or commuted to BC. There are 7,298 spots available in on-campus housing for all 9,532 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 7,298 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.
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 university, funding, and competition 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||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Fencing||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Sailing||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Skiing (Downhill)||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
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.
Additionally, BC has Student Run EMT Program on Campus w/Ambulance.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit BC, take Massachusetts Turnpike to Chestnut Hill, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International airport.
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