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Academics

Boston College, a small Jesuit school on the outskirts of Boston, “is all about educating the person as a whole.” Its strong core curriculum ensures all students receive a “well-rounded” liberal arts education regardless of their chosen major. Boston College’s well-respected education and business school attract a lot of students, and there are many other strong programs, including English and communication. Students think Boston College is a “great experience academically” and gush about their “phenomenal professors.” A secondary education major student says, “Boston College’s professors are truly exceptional and are devoted to undergraduate learning.” They’re “engaging, challenging, and understanding, [and] are genuinely interested in the student as a whole person.” Boston College’s “prestigious” academics come with “high expectations,” but if students need help professors are “easily accessible outside of classes.” Students “feel prepared for whatever is next” and note that their “well-connected” teachers and strong alumni network help with the job search. One student, who was drawn to Boston College because of its stellar reputation, finds it “even better than expected.” Another adds, “I have always revered Boston College’s academic and athletic reputation, and coming here, I have not been disappointed.”

Student Body

Boston College has gotten some flak for its “preppy,” “white,” and “homogenous” student body, and a communication student admits, “The school’s nickname as ‘J. Crew U’ isn’t entirely unwarranted.” Boston College could definitely use “greater racial diversity,” but one student says that each year “the student body becomes more and more diverse.” A student double-majoring in economics and German says, “Once you’ve settled in you’ll find that it’s not at all difficult to find a group of friends” no matter who you are. “There is a large religious/ spiritual community,” because of the school’s Jesuit affiliation, but “it is only one group of many.” Boston College’s Division I ranking means there are plenty of athletes and sports fans. Students warn that Boston College is “not the place to go to class in your pajamas.” People, particularly women, are “very well-dressed” and “stylish.” Students say their peers are “really ambitious” and “hardworking.” “The majority of students seem intelligent and academically driven as well as dedicated to and passionate about one or more extracurricular activities.” Though people at Boston College are “academically oriented,” they’re “also into having a good time, and “have a work hard, play hard mentality.” There’s a moderate amount of drinking on campus and off, but students say that no matter what, everyone “definitely [has] school as a top priority.”

Campus Life

Boston College’s “gorgeous campus” and “perfect’” suburban location has created a very rich campus life and given the school a “strong community feel.” There’s “a superb sense of school spirit, which truly sets it apart.” One student raves, “There is just so much school spirit and love for the university!” Boston College’s “incredible sports teams” are well-supported by “superfans at every event.” “There is also a large service component,” to life at Boston College, which allows students “to serve the community in Boston and communities all around the world.” Boston College offers a “plethora of extracurricular activities,” and students think “there’s a club or group for everyone here.” The school has “great facilities” and “state-of-the-art resources.” Dorms are generally well-reviewed, though students think the housing lottery could be more “fair.” Students often go into Boston for all of its entertainment and cultural activities but are happy to return to their “close-knit college” where they “feel very at home.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Refer to Campus Visit Website Below

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Devlin Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3809

Phone
6175523100

Email
admission@bc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Alumni Stadium/Conte Forum
Margot Connell Recreation Center
McMullen Museum of Art
Robsham Theater
Bapst Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Fenway Park & Kenmore Square
The Boston Common/Public Gardens and Charles River Esplanade
The Museum of Fine Arts
Newbury Street & Copley Square
Quincy Market/Fanueil Hall & the North End
BC provides shuttle service to the MBTA for easy transportation into Boston for the above attractions, as well as a loop around the immediate surrounding Cleveland Circle neighborhood for off-campus apartments/drugstore/restaurant access, as well as dedicated runs to a local mall and grocery store for errands.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and Limited Saturdays
Refer to website above for hours
6175523100

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/admission/visit.html

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
n/a

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Logan International Airport in Boston is 7 miles from campus. Public transportation, rental cars, and taxis are available from the airport to campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses provide service to Boston. Local public transportation to the college is provided by the Boston College branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transit authority's Green Line. The Green Line ends at the Boston/Newton boundary on Commonwealth Ave across from Boston College.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-95 (also known as Rte. 128), take Exit 24 (Rte. 30). Proceed east on Rte. 30 (Commonwealth Ave.) for approximately 5 miles to the campus. From the west, take the Massachusetts Tpke. to Exit 17. At the first set of lights after the exit ramp, turn right onto Center St. and follow it to the 4th set of lights. Turn left onto Commonwealth Ave. and proceed on it for a mile and a half to the campus.

Local Accommodations
Please refer to our hotel website (https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/admission/visit/hotels-directions-parking.html) which contains the most updated list of phone numbers and addresses of hotels that are convenient to Boston College.

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Applicants: 35,552
Acceptance Rate: 27%






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