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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
  • Freshman from West Palm Beach, FL
  • Oct-08-2014 I am a current student here

    BC dining offers a lot more options than other colleges. Salad and yogurt bars are open all day as healthy alternatives and the school makes vegetarian and gluten free options.

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  • 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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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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