one of america's greatest cities
Located in the Chestnut Hill section of Newton, Massachusetts, Boston College sits on the doorstep of one of America's oldest and greatest cities, a center of culture and education for more than three centuries. It is an energetic, cosmopolitan city that draws life and enthusiasm from 250,000 college students in residence during the academic year.
Located just under ten kilometers from downtown Boston and with easy access to the city via the trolley system (known as the "T") that stops at the foot of the campus, Boston College offers the best of both worlds: a scenic suburban setting neighboring an exciting metropolitan center.
Boston College students thrive on the resources that the city has to offer:
- One can experience a firsthand lesson in early American history by taking Boston's famous walking tour "The Freedom Trail," which stops at historical sites including the Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere's House, and the Old North Church.
- Students take advantage of the culture of the city by attending Broadway productions in Boston's Theatre District or viewing the exhibits in world-renowned museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum.
- In their free time, students often take advantage of the social scene at dance clubs on Lansdowne Street or Red Sox games in Fenway Park.
- Boston is also home to thousands of companies, organizations, and businesses where Boston College students participate in internships to gain professional career experience.
To most students, four years just isn't enough time to take advantage of all that the city has to offer.