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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
  • Katelyn from Taunton, MA
  • Dec-31-2014 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
  • Nov-06-2014 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
  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Claudia from McHenry, IL
  • Nov-06-2014 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
  • 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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