Athletics

Location
Chestnut Hill, MA
Undergrads
9,533
Tuition
$43,878
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Varsity athletics is popular, but our Gym facilities are subpar and don't even have air conditioning

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: We aren't the best football team but the games are fun and a huge social activity. Hockey team is great, basketball is not. Sports are big but if you don't want to attend you won't be missing much.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Hockey team is the best in the country (usually). Football is on the rise but sucks from where it used to be. Basketball is horrible and will be there for awhile (except for the 'Cuse miracle).

3 College Freshman

Athletics: While everyone at BC is really in to athletics (Varsity and Intramural) the facilities for non-varsity athletes are not great; yet they are clean and everyone uses them. Under Armour sponsors the schools Varsity athletics and the facilities and gear provided for athletes are very nice. Hockey is the biggest draw to athletics, everyone goes to the games and the Beanpot is really fun! In the fall Football is a big deal even though the team is not great.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The varsity sports are great, particularly hockey. As football and basketball have struggled recently, hockey is the most popular sport. With a new athletic director football and basketball are looking to improve. Students still attend most of the football and basketball games however. The gym is not good. It is probably the worst aspect of student life. BC has a plan to fix it but not in the near future. It is dark and dingy, but usable, some of the machines are new. Also, there are many free exercise classes taught by students.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 80th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 563rd
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Samantha Durant
Hometown
Cheshire, CT
Major
Communications with Women's Studies minor
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Sports are huge at BC! Football, basketball, and hockey are the three big sports at BC, and pretty much everyone is in tune to how the teams are doing. Tailgating for football games is the highlight of many BC students’ experiences. Here, alumni, parents, and students run rampant through campus on the morning of the game, enjoying fall, food, and flavored beer. The spirit in the stadium is palpable and a total rush for any sports fan. BC prides itself on its athletic program, so you’re bound to catch a solid basketball, hockey, or football season. Lesser-known sports excel but don’t receive the same attention the big three. Intramural sports are also major at BC, with hundreds of people lining up on sign-up day for spots on the teams. Word to the wise: Get there early, or you could lose your chance at playing!

If you’re not into sports, BC might not be a great place for you. You certainly don’t have to get into sports, but you might feel a little left out as everyone revs up for game day and you don’t really care. There’s always the option of going to the games just to hang out with people, which can be fun and doesn’t require actually knowing the rules or caring about sports.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Atlantic Coast Conference
Basketball: Atlantic Coast Conference
School Colors
Maroon and gold
School Nickname
Eagle
Men Playing Varsity Sports
358 - 8%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
342 - 7%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 84
Basketball: 24
Baseball: 16
Cross Country/Track: 22
Other Sports: 181
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Crew
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Field hockey
  • Figure skating
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Intramurals
  • Badminton
  • Basketball (men's, women's)
  • Dodgeball
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Racquetball (men's, women's)
  • Soccer
  • Softball (men's, women's)
  • Tennis (men's, women's)
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (men's, women's)
  • Wiffleball
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Conte Forum
  • Flynn Recreation Complex
Most Popular Sports
Hockey, football, basketball
School Spirit
Students at BC have a ton of school spirit! Everyone is proud of all of the athletic teams, especially football, basketball, and hockey. Almost every student owns (and constantly wears!) BC apparel, and on game days, the campus is a sea of maroon and gold. Sporting events are huge, and students like to paint their faces, bodies, and even hair. Come to a football game, and you'll see for yourself!
Getting Tickets
You will need tickets to go to the games, and almost everyone gets season tickets. To buy tickets, call (617) 552-GoBC.
Best Place to Take a Walk
In the Dustbowl or around the Reservoir. The Plex also has an indoor track for when it's rainy out.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 73 responses

  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 12% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 81% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 7% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 73 responses

  • 1% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 27% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 49% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 22% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 72 responses

  • 8% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 47% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 35% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 10% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

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