Community College


Bunker Hill Community College - Boston (MA)


Built in 1973, Bunker Hill Community College’s Charlestown Campus is situated on a 42-acre and in the historic Charlestown neighborhood of Boston.

Main Campus 

As BHCC’s main campus, the Charlestown location features state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and other facilities for all of the College’s programs, including nursing and allied health, domestic and international business, hospitality and culinary arts, early childhood development, electronics, and computer applications.

Number of students

The main campus has around 4,000 undergraduate students, it also accommodates students of different countries and cultural backgrounds. 

Art Gallery

The Charlestown Campus also features the BHCC Art Gallery. 

The Basics
Setting City
School Type Public, co-ed
Housing Homestay
Popular Subjects Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, Psychology, Computer Science, Accounting
Transfer Records UMass, BU, Northeastern
Current Weather
School Website
General Information
Location Charlestown in Boston
Nearest City 3.5 hour drive from New York, 5 hours from Philadelphia
Campus Size 42 acre
Year Founded 1973
Academic Calendar Semester
Level Offered AA, AS Associated Degree, University Transfer Program
Enrollment ~4,000 undergraduate students
International ~8%
Student-to-Teacher ~22:1
ESL yes


Online courses

Online courses are almost equally as good as in-person courses if it weren't for the complications that come with some online applications and programs for live streaming. In general, with a good computer/laptop the classes should run well and generally be able to keep up with the coursework.


Most of the classes are quite good, and most professors really care about their students.

Learning Communities

BHCC’s Learning Communities provide a student-centered, active learning environment that maximizes academic and personal growth. 

Student Life

There are no dorms (so literally no parties), but there are a lot of clubs on campus to get involved. If you're into the arts, there's a drama department and a new theater space in Charlestown.


The school is near the train station, and the school is easily accessible by car as well.

Other Locations

There are two large campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea and six additional locations throughout Greater Boston. 


Compete at the collegiate level. Home of the Bulldogs, BHCC is a member of the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association(NJCAA), Division III. Men’s and women’s varsity sports teams include: Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s Baseball.


* Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and the 21st most populous city in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 695,000 in 2018. If a busy metropolitan city in one of the most historical parts of the US sounds exciting, then Boston might be the perfect study abroad destination for you.

* Greater Boston has more than 100 colleges and universities, with 250,000 students enrolled in Boston and Cambridge alone. Boston is also home to the oldest US University, Harvard University.

* Boston is a city that has many wonderful attractions, and for international students looking to study abroad. Boston is home to a friendly, diverse and multi-cultured community which helps to make everyone - including international students feel at home in this city.

* Boston caters to millions of tourists, students and other visitors each year and is perfectly situated to accommodate all your needs even when not studying.

Little History of Boston

* Boston is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from the English town of the same name – however the area is thought to have been inhabited as early as 5000 BC.

* Boston is a historically famous and important city in US American history. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. If you’re into history, then Boston might be the perfect study destination for you.