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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
  • Claudia from McHenry, IL
  • 4
  • This mostly depends on which building you end up in and the preferences of your RA. However, most of the dorms have plenty of fun programs for bonding with…

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  • Katelyn from Taunton, MA
  • 4
  • I loved living on Newton and how everyone there became really close like a family. However, the sophomore dorms leave much to be desired because it is much more difficult…

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  • Yinru from Boston, MA
  • 4
  • Four stars for the RA! Our RA organized activities every Wednesday night and even bought us Sushi twice!! Also the floor felt like a big family to me. But one…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Mario from Oceanside, NY
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are a variety of choices for food at Boston College. There are stations for different types of food that can serve practically anything you could want from a college. Along with this they also have a chocolate bar which is a definite plus.

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  • 4
  • Katelyn from Taunton, MA
  • I am a current student here

    There are many options for food and dining and most of the choices are rather good. However, the meal plan costs a lot of money especially for people who do not eat every meal or who do not eat a lot. I had a lot of money left over both semesters of my freshman year because there are not lower amounts of money you can choose from as a freshman.

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  • 5
  • Claudia from McHenry, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There's no denying: BC has great food. It's all freshly made and trustworthy to consume. There are plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options for those who need them. However, if you only eat at the Mac every day, the options can become pretty tiresome. Mix it up by trying different dining halls, and your palate will be pleased by the wide variety! Eagle's Nest has especially good lunch selections, the Chocolate Bar is a delicious little cafe... there are many hidden little dining areas where the best selections can be found, but the search/walk/extra time are all worth it!

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  • 4
  • Freshman from West Palm Beach, FL
  • 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
  • Anonymous
  • 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
  • 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
  • I am a current student here

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

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Claudia from McHenry, IL
  • I am a current student here

    BC does not have Greek Life, but we more than make up for it in all the clubs and activities to get involved with. And if you're looking for a party scene, look no further than the senior Mods housing. You'll see what I mean when you get here.

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  • 0
  • Elise from Saint Paul, MN
  • 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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