Boston College houses six main libraries and six learning and resource centers. Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Library, the largest research facility located centrally on campus, houses over 1.3 million volumes and provides study space and numerous workstations for students to utilize all of its vast resources. Library Services provide multiple electronic databases and library catalogs to help locate articles, books, manuscripts, newspapers, and much more. Every BC student has electronic access to scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and research collections across every discipline. Whether accessing research from home, or studying among the many library stacks, BC’s libraries are comprehensive and conducive to research and study activities.
Whether it’s a quick bite on the run or a sit down meal with friends, there are numerous eateries available for students to dine comfortably on campus. Conveniently located around campus, there is access to a variety of large and small dining facilities offering everything from breakfast wraps and fruit salads, to steak dinners, vegetarian entrées, and gourmet desserts.
The McMullen Museum of Art aims to increase visual understanding, encourage inquiry, and enhance learning by providing students with access to original works of art. The Museum houses an extensive permanent collection, which dates back to the nineteenth century and continues to grow through gifts and acquisitions. Recent additions to the collection include works by Amedeo Modigliani, Frank Stella, Françoise Gilot, and John LaFarge. TheNew York Times has written that the McMullen is in the vanguard of museums creating exhibitions that "reach far beyond traditional art history," providing political, historical, and cultural context for works on view.
Boston College offers 17 men's and 17 women's varsity sports, all of which compete at the NCAA Division I level. The University ranks sixth in the nation in terms of Division 1 student-athlete graduation rates; its football Eagles have one of the highest graduation rates of any Division 1-A program in the country. In addition to its varsity teams, the department sponsors 34 intramural, recreational, and club sports, many housed in the University's Silvio O. Conte Forum, a state-of-the-art athletic and convocation center. About 4,300 undergraduates participate in sports annually.
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