CM’s Guide to Boston College

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Everything about beautiful Boston College screams competition. Whether applying to join a service trip, rooting for Eagle’s hockey at Conte Forum or just trying to get into the school, BC students thrive on motivation and drive. You don’t meet many students who lack involvement in clubs, nor do you see a whole lot of partying on weeknights unless it’s Thirsty Thursday. Hardcore studying and getting a good workout in at the Plex take precedence. But worry not; you’ll get your Rubinoff fix Thursday-Saturday in sweaty Mods or during Shea Field tailgates on game days. Studies bear only a little more importance than involvement in clubs such as club sports, a capella groups and, most of all, weekly service groups and school break service trips. Prepare to be considered an athlete if you wear sweatpants to class, and prepare to swim in a sea of Sperry’s. 

The Vibe: Lively spirited school
By the Numbers
9,049         Undergraduate Enrollment
88%           4-Year Graduation Rate
13:1           Student to Faculty Ratio
45              Undergraduate Majors
$62,822     Tuition + room & board/year
$35,508     Average 1st year financial aid package

Top 3 Majors

1. Communication 

2. Economics

3. Finance


Bragging Rights

1. Ranked #31 in National Universities by the U.S. News and World Report

2. Division 1-A Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)


Getting In

SAT Critical Reading Mid-Range Test Scores: 620-710

SAT Math Mid-Range Test Scores: 650-740

Selectivity: 32% admitted

Application Deadlines:

  • November 1st Early Action
  • January 1st Regular Decision


Getting Around

Where to Hang Out

Getting Outside the College Bubble

Where to Study

Where to Eat On Campus

Death to the Dining Hall

Caffeine Fix

We're Going Streaking Through the Quad

Annual Bashes 


(Main: Gasson Hall viewed from Linden Lane, photo via

*Updated on September 18 to include new information on applying as well as links and photos. 

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