College News and Fun Facts: Boston College

Boston College, the first institution of higher education to operate in the city of Boston, is today among the nation’s foremost universities, a leader in the liberal arts, scientific inquiry, and student formation.

The “Kirkwood Tickler” is a man who sneaks into off-campus houses around Boston College and tickles people’s feet before running away into the night. He was a legend around BC’s campus before he ever appeared in the news.

There is a smaller school on BC’s campus called the Campus School. It is a school for students age 3-21 with multiple, severe disabilities and complex healthcare needs. The Campus School Volunteers is a group of BC students who do service for the students of the Campus School, and they make up one of the largest volunteer organizations on campus.

  • Color: Maroon and Gold
  • Mascot: Baldwin the Eagle
  • Admit Rate: 27% (Class of 2022). Read more