Campus Housing

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

Campus Housing: Freshman have a possibility of being put on a campus separate from the main campus, which can be a hassle for getting to classes and sometimes even hanging out with friends. The "mods" are supposedly where all the parties are, but they're actually pretty old and disgusting. Upperclassmen housing is a lottery, and has been known to put strains on friendships. Also, not every student is guaranteed 4 years of housing; you might only get 3.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are amazing and surprisingly spacious, provided you're not a Newtonite or CoRo sophomore. Food is decent, campus is beautiful and so small it's a five minute walk to classes from most housing. However, these amenities don't justify the cost of the university and many opportunities cost additional money (admission to sporting events, etc.)

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Although ra's can be annoying, living on campus is fun, easy, and in my opinion far more beautiful and scenic than any of the off campu houses i have seen

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I really enjoy living on campus, as do most students because although not everyone has four years of guaranteed housing, after junior year most people who lived off campus that year return to campus for their senior year. I really like how the freshman year housing is set up. 60% of the freshmen students live together on Upper Campus, while 40% live on Newton Campus. Upper Campus is nice because especially as a freshman everyone is trying to meet other people, and it makes it easy to meet others when everyone on that campus is a freshman as well.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Good space in the dorms, especially with suite style housing. Housing lottery is especially stressful.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 644th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 830th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 921st
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1257th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Samantha Durant
Hometown
Cheshire, CT
Major
Communications with Women's Studies minor
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The living arrangements at Boston College are very comfortable, mostly modern, and very well-kept. The main downside to BC’s housing is the fact that the freshman dorms have communal bathrooms. If you’re one of those people who absolutely cannot shower with others while wearing flip-flops, then you might want to pick another school with newer dorms that offer private bathrooms. Having said that, you would be trading some truly unique architecture. BC’s dorms offer less privacy because most of the buildings are old, but the flip side to that is that the buildings are much more attractive and roomy than your average college dormitory. Also, gross as it may sound to have to share a bathroom with an entire floor, it is a good way to start making friends right off the bat.

The freshman dorms on Upper are the most desirable. They received a stellar remodeling job, so they’re totally current and accommodating. Newton is still at the lower end of the totem pole because it’s quite far from main campus, so try to avoid that if you can. Sophomores will want to live in 90 or Vanderslice, since they are newer and nicer, but some of the best sophomore shindigs can be found late at night in Walsh Hall. Juniors typically live off campus or abroad. Seniors will want to live in the Mods (modular apartments) because they are the coolest thing going on campus, complete with their own individual backyards. Also, no senior should shy away from Voute or Gabelli, as they are gorgeous apartments and townhouses. Edmond's only drawback is its quirky elevator, so try to live on the first floor if you can. Overall, BC maintains clean, safe, and enjoyable living quarters.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
7,470
Average Housing Costs
$7,790
Undergrads Living On Campus
82%
Number of Dormitories
31
Best Dorms
  • 90 St. Thomas More
  • Gabelli
  • Mods
  • Upper Campus
  • Vanderslice
  • Voute
Worst Dorms
  • Edmonds
  • Newton
  • Walsh
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV and phone jacks
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Ethernet connection
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Special interest housing: substance-free housing, honors housing, diversity housing

DormitoriesWhat's This?

110 St. Thomas More
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 300
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Six- and eight-person suites
Special Features: Laundry, lounges, recreation room.
66 Commonwealth Avenue
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Recreation room, chapel, two music rooms, laundry, lounges
90 St. Thomas More
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 470
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Doubles, six-person suites
Special Features: Cardio rooms, laundry, library, music room, seminar room, trash rooms, TV lounge, weight room.
Cheverus
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 348
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, triples, quads
Special Features: Laundry, lounge.
Claver
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 104
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Laundry, lounge.
CLXF Connector
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 22
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Laundry, library, four study lounges.
Cushing
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 113
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Laundry in the basement, lounge.
Duchesne (East & West)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 320
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Laundry room, TV in lounge.
Edmond's
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 1090
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Laundry, study lounge, trash room, weight room.
Fenwick
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 132
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Lounges.
Fitzpatrick
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 125
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Study lounges.
Fitzpatrick Gonzaga Connector
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 12
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Room Types: Singles, quads
Special Features: Laundry, three study lounges.
Gabelli
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 200
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Four- and six-person apartments/suites
Special Features: Laundry, recreation room, TV and study lounges, weight room.
Gonzaga
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Study lounges.
Greycliff
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 75
Bathrooms: Shared
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Lounges.
Hardey
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 208
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Cardio room, laundry, lounge, weight room.
Ignacio
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 350
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Four- and six-person apartments/suites
Special Features: Laundry, lounges, recreation room.
Keyes
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 398
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Cardio room, Keyes Entertainment Center, laundry, library, lounge, trash room.
Kostka
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 216
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Study lounges.
Loyola
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 216
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Laundry.
Medeiros
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 90
Bathrooms: Semi-private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Six semi-private lounges.
Modulars
Floors: 1 (ranch-style apartments)
Number of Occupants: 350
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Four- and six-person apartments/suites
Special Features: Apartment-style setting.
Roncalli
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 172
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Rubenstein
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 300
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Four- and six-person apartments/suites
Special Features: Laundry, lounges, recreation room.
Shaw
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Kitchen, study lounge.
Vanderslice
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 400
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Seven-, eight-, and nine-person suites
Special Features: Cabaret room, game room, kitchen, laundry rooms, study/TV lounges.
Voute
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 200
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Four- and six-person townhouses/suites
Special Features: Laundry, lounges, recreation room.
Walsh
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 350
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Four- and eight-person suites
Special Features: Laundry, lounges, study rooms, weight room.
Welch
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 195
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Laundry, TV lounge, two regular lounges.
Williams
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 184
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Xavier
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 116
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Study lounge.

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