discover the heights
For many, Boston College's is in an ideal location Set on 235 acres, Boston College has a beautiful campus that provides space for students to build and shape their community without sacrificing easy and affordable access to the city of Boston.
14,100 total students
54% female 46% male
32% AHANA (African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American)
Maroon and Gold
Clubs and Organizations
31 NCAA Division I sports teams
24 club sports
44 intramural sports with 780 teams
Often referred to as America’s college town, Boston is a center for education, finance, technology, health care, the arts, culture and history. Boston College’s campus is located 6 miles from downtown Boston. You can take advantage of internship opportunities, as well as participate in the cultural and entertainment options at museums, theaters, historic landmarks, professional sports arenas, and restaurants. Students can ride the MBTA trolley, the “T,” which is located near the Lower Section of the Main Campus.
Useful Facts about the “T”
Boston College “T” Station: 797 footsteps from Linden Lane, Main Campus
$2.20 fare for a one-way ticket to downtown Boston
153 MBTA trolleys depart from the Boston College Station each day
Approximately a 30-minute ride from BC to downtown Boston
Easier to navigate than driving in the city of Boston!
BC 2 Boston
Want to explore the city of Boston but don’t know where to start? The Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC) aims to give BC students a variety of recommendations on dining, performing arts, shopping, and city events. BC 2 Boston also provides discounts on tickets for the theater, symphony, and music concerts.
Boston College Traditions
Boston College has many traditions and a great number of them involve the city of Boston. Click on the pictures below to learn about some of our favorite BC traditions
Boston College’s international programs provide a wide range of opportunities for students to study overseas, enhance language skills, and gain a global perspective. Nearly 45% of Boston College students choose to study abroad. Summer, semester, and yearlong options are available for all undergraduate majors. The Office of International Programs’ advising assistants and international advisors will help you determine the program that fits your academic requirements and interests. Visit the Office of International Programs website to learn more.