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Boston College Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 307 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 5 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Atlantic Coast Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $337,778)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $100,847)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 40 40 - -
Baseball 34 - - -
Basketball 15 18 - Yes
Fencing 16 16 - -
Field Hockey - 21 Yes -
Football 103 - - -
Golf 9 6 Yes Yes
Ice Hockey 24 24 Yes -
Lacrosse - 27 Yes -
Rowing - 57 Yes -
Sailing 16 19 - -
Skiing 13 9 - -
Soccer 25 28 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 50 42 - -
Tennis 13 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.6%
Hispanic 6.3%
Non-resident alien 6.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 64.7%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 4
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 14
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Andrea from Jackson Heights, NY
  • 3
  • I have had a wonderful dorm experience. The school did a wonderful job in pairing me with a roommate that was perfectly compatible with my habits. However, they do a…

  • Feb-29-2012 Read More
  • Rachel from Eagle River, WI
  • 5
  • Great campus feel and comfortable, clean spaces to live in. Excellent arrangements with suit style living for sophomores, juniors and seniors and all are close to class buildings. Weekends can…

  • Apr-10-2012 Read More
  • David: Bronx, NY
  • 3
  • BC needs more options when it comes to housing. However, the dorms, for the most part, are pretty comfortable and nice. Dont expect a lot of freedom. Quiet hours are…

  • Apr-24-2012 Read More
  • Paul
  • 3
  • BC has some pretty sweet dorms, it just sucks if you end up getting poor location. The housing costs are pretty steep, especially if you're in the nicer dorms with…

  • Apr-25-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anna from Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Jun-27-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The college has 11 dining houses and many places to eat off campus in Chestnut Hill and Boston.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The specialty dining locations are where you want to head if you're looking for a quality eat. But, the dining halls here are not bad at all with a good selection.

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  • 4
  • Samantha from Camarillo, CA
  • Jan-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is actually a lot better at BC than most other universities. Everyone loves late night where mozzarella sticks and chicken fingers abound... They do specialty nights every once in a while with themes, and have fun desserts pretty often.

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  • 4
  • CH
  • Jan-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Decent food, but does get a bit old after a while.

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  • 4
  • Student from NY
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is really good , we are always ranked highly. We have about 10 different places to dine and we are on a a-la-carte system. So all your food is made right in front of you and you pay for what you want . (If you want a quick snack you pay the $2 for that rather than using a whole meal swipe). All menus are posted online and dining halls are usually open from 8am-12am ( till 2am on weekends).

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  • 5
  • Shane from Derby, CT
  • Oct-03-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is great. There are options for everyone here regardless of food allergy or whether you are trying to maintain a healthy diet. BC dining does a great job at providing delicious food for everyone here.

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  • 4
  • Elise from Saint Paul, MN
  • Sep-27-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is good. Although it can get repetitive, it's not bad by any means. There are always a lot of options to choose from and most people don't have a problem with the dining halls.

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  • 5
  • Adriana from Vero Beach, FL
  • Sep-23-2013 I am a current student here

    BC is consistently rated in the top for college dining. There are plenty of healthy and organic/natural options to choose from and the A La Carte dining system works well.

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  • 4
  • Lexa from East Quogue, NY
  • Aug-13-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is fine, not terrible and can be really good. Inevitably it gets extremely repetitive at the end of the semester. During prime dining times there will be lines, especially for the healthy options. Speaking of healthy food it is not extremely accessible or bereft of options so scoping it out before choosing is essential to finding what's right for you. The best food is located closer to the upperclassmen housing on lower campus. There is no bad place but the amount of options and quality dwindles the farther from this central locale. Switching up between the dining halls is good to increase to variety. The dining plan gives you a set amount of money to spend and everything you buy is a la carte. It's easy for guys to go overboard and by the end of the semester their funds definitely dwindle. Lucky for them the girls generally have hundreds of dollars left over so sharing is nice. It can be hard to finish all of the money so take advantage of it while you can, for example by drinks for the day or snacks in the dining hall instead of buying them at the grocery store.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Elise from Saint Paul, MN
  • Sep-27-2013 I am a current student here

    There is none, but it's okay. We have fun without it. If you really want to go to frat parties, a lot of people go to BU, MIT, or Harvard which are pretty close by.

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  • 0
  • Violet
  • Mar-06-2013 I am a current student here

    We have one recognized fraternity - BC isn't big on Greek life.

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