Greek Life

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

Greek Life: I AM SO GLAD THERE IS NO GREEK LIFE ON CAMPUS! Builds a better cohesive community rather than a separated community.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: We do not have greek life at BC

Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: BC does not have Greek life and, quite honestly, it's not missed.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: NON EXISTENT BC HAS NONE

College Junior

Greek Life: Boston College does not have Greek life. However, there are local Boston chapters which students can join.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 5th
    Most Selective Greek Organizations
  • 198th
    Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations
  • 261st
    Best Greek Housing
  • 1196th
    Where Greek Life Rules

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Samantha Durant
Hometown
Cheshire, CT
Major
Communications with Women's Studies minor
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There is no official Greek life on campus at Boston College, but that definitely doesn’t stop anyone from having fun! No one seems to notice the lack of fraternities and sororities, probably because there are so many nearby schools that a Friday-night frat party is just a T ride away. Many students consider not having Greek life a positive asset of Boston College life, since there are fewer cliques, no extreme hazing rituals, and no pressure to feel like you have to join a certain fraternity or sorority.

BC provides many other ways to feel like you are a part of a group—athletics, clubs, student government, and other campus organizations create a real sense of community among students with similar interests. Of course, if you are really looking forward to Greek life being a part of your college experience, you can always join up with a community-wide fraternity or sorority—just check out Boston resources to find one you like.

 

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
0%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
0%
Number of Fraternities
0
Number of Sororities
0

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 23 responses

  • 96% We don't have Greek life.
  • 4% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 0% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 0% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 0% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 23 responses

  • 17% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.
  • 4% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 65% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 13% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.

What kind of housing is available for Greek students?    Based on 22 responses

  • 9% Greek students live in run-down chapter houses.
  • 86% No special housing is available.
  • 0% Greek students live in dedicated wings in the dorms.
  • 5% Greek students live in opulent chapter houses.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 22 responses

  • 77% Very difficult.
  • 5% Somewhat difficult.
  • 9% Somewhat easy.
  • 9% Very easy.
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