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Campus Housing

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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: While it's definitely not big enough of a deal to be a deciding factor about whether or not you should attend BC, the housing process is pretty bad. Students become cliquey about it sophomore year, but luckily off-campus housing junior year works well to break up the cliques that are formed only long enough for you to have to scramble to find 5 other people to live with by senior year, since the housing lottery goes by groups. However, if you communicate openly with your roommates and figure things out ahead of time, housing shouldn't be a problem.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Overall, the housing is decent. I'm on upper campus, so its close to the academic buildings. About half of the freshman class, however is placed on Newton Campus and must take a shuttle bus to get back and forth from main campus. I've heard from upper class-men that the housing process is stressful.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in a particularly old building, which is going to be torn down soon, so I don't have the best idea of what housing is like in general. However, although the rooms are small and the building is old, overall the set up of having all the freshmen on either upper or Newtown campus makes for a nice community feel.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: A lot smaller than other schools for $65,00/year, often have to put in work order, three main dining halls, classes could be closer but have to take elevator or stairs to them, some dorms are nicer than others, the housing process is the WORST, the lottery system causes a lot of stress, wish there were more singles on campus

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are somewhat removed from the rest of campus. Sophomore options: College Road dorms are best for proximity to classes, Lower dorms are best for social life. Edmonds Hall has no mandatory meal plan. Only some dorms contain water filters in the bathrooms. Social atmosphere has a lot of variety. Cost is very high and not everyone gets the rooms they want, or roommates they agree with, but you learn to deal.

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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
$7,970
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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