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  • 4 Year
  • CHESTNUT HILL, MA

Boston College Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade C+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Undergrads in College Housing
No data available  
Average Housing Cost
$9,780 / year
Poll
49%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 358 responses
Poll
63%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 126 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade B minus
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,822 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 207 responses
  • Eagles, Hillside
    18%
  • Anything at Addie's
    15%
  • New England Special (panini)
    14%
  • Mac & Cheese
    11%
  • Steak and cheese
    8%
  • Burgers at Lower
    7%
  • Salmon
    7%
66%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 106 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade A
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 85 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    36%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    47%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    8%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    8%

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Safety

Safety
grade A minus
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
99%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 104 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 94 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    19%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    50%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    26%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    5%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 97 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    43%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    44%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    8%
  • Not very visible.
    1%
  • We have campus police?
    3%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 148 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    8%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    76%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    14%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    2%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Fencing, Football, Golf, IceHockey, Sailing, Skiing, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field: X-Country
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, IceHockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Sailing, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, Film Society, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Newspaper, Radio Station, Student Government, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Musical Theater, Music Ensembles, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
  • Marathon Monday
    37%
  • Beanpot
    17%
  • Modstock
    10%
  • Showdown
    10%
  • ALC Boat Cruise
    8%
  • Mudstock
    6%
  • Concerts here suck.... Shwayze, seriously BC?
    5%

Scholarship

Party Scene

Party Scene
grade A minus
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 110 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    2%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    45%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    29%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    19%
  • Parties? What parties?
    5%
Poll
What is the biggest social event of the year?
Based on 68 responses
  • Marathon Monday
    69%
  • Halloween
    7%
  • Halloween
    6%
  • Its all about the same year round
    6%
  • Beanpot championship
    4%
  • None
    3%
  • Graduation
    1%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
0%
Women in Sororities
0%
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 85 responses

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