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Welles Crowther Red Bandanna Run
The annual Red Bandanna Run in honor of Welles Crowther, BC alumnus and 9/11 hero.



Our Campus

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.


14,250 total students

9,100 undergraduates

54% female 46% male

30% AHANA (African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American)

6.5% International



The Heights






Maroon and Gold


Clubs and Organizations




31 NCAA Division I sports teams

24 club sports

50 intramural sports  


Most Popular Undergraduate Majors





Political Science





Applied Psychology and Human Development


Our City

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 Traditions

Our World

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.