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.