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Boston College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

14,868 students

28% admitted

  • 13,349 full time
  • 1,519 part time
  • 6,202 men full time
  • 7,147 women full time
  • 32,974 applied
  • 9,227 admitted
  • 2,285 enrolled

9,531 Undergraduates

$43,140 tuition/year

  • 4,973 Graduates
  • 364 Non-Degree
  • $43,140 in state
  • $738 fees
  • $12,608 room & board
  • $1,000 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: New England Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Maroon and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Andrea from Jackson Heights, NY
  • 0
  • Boston College is more than a school, is a supportive community. The administration and students truly care about each other and try to help each other as much as possible.…

  • Feb-29-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous from Chestnut Hill, MA
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  • bc is a great university that is geared for all types of students. it is a liberal arts university with schools in business, nursings, arts and sciences, and education. everyone…

  • Jan-24-2012 Read More
  • Rachel from Eagle River, WI
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  • Boston College has challenged me every day academically, but more importantly I have been challenged morally. Boston College is educating me in more than just the liberal arts and I…

  • Apr-10-2012 Read More
  • David: Bronx, NY
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  • Boston college is what you make of it. I know a lot of people who hate it here and a lot who absolutely love it. There are a lot of…

  • Apr-24-2012 Read More
  • Paul
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  • This is a great school that is definitely underrated, and practically all of the people you'll meet here are really down to earth and come from all sorts of backgrounds.…

  • Apr-25-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Laura from Lincolnshire, IL
  • Oct-18-2011 I am a current student here

    I couldn't ask for anything more in a college. The campus is beautiful (if you haven't visited, you really should), the classes are interesting and the people attending BC come from a variety of backgrounds. One perk about BC that many other schools don't have is the convenience of being in a neighborhood (and having that college campus feel), and yet being so close to a city (Boston is only a few T-stops away). The city of Boston has so much to offer, but at the end of the day it's nice to be at home and not in the city. As a huge hockey fan, I love the way BC really unites around their sports teams (especially hockey). Even if the teams aren't having their best seasons or are down during a game, the entire community (not just the student sections) is cheering them on. This sense of unity and belonging is something that BC really encourages and really promotes from the moment you attend orientation.

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  • 2
  • T from Madison, WI
  • Oct-04-2011 I am a past student here

    Though I liked the layout and architecture of the campus, my favorite part was being near downtown Boston. I was not a huge fan of the dorm life, and my RA and RD were quite unhelpful with a bad roommate situation. Also, upper campus was not as well kept as lower. Some of the food is great, while most is just okay. They definitely seem to bring out all the bells and whistles for when the parents are around. On a brighter note, I would highly recommend visiting the reservoir. It is beautiful and peaceful.

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  • 4
  • Devon from Mcknight, PA
  • Sep-16-2011 I am a current student here

    There is truly something for everyone at BC and everyone here is happy to be here. There is large amount of school spirit especially on football Saturdays, but if sports aren't for you there's always plenty to do. There are numerous clubs and student organizations, everything from dance teams and a capella clubs to volunteer programs and politically oriented clubs. It seems that there are comedy shows, dance performances or a capella shows every weekend.

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  • 4
  • Seong Seog from Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Jul-23-2011 I am a current student here

    The social life is adequate, you will find things to do(may it be repetitive at times) and you will find your 'click' soon enough. But it may become an isolation for many people, as it did for me in my freshmen year. Learn to challenge yourself.

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  • 4
  • C.
  • Jul-11-2011 I am a current student here

    The campus is pretty homogeneous in terms of the types of people you'll meet. In terms of race, the majority of the student body is Caucasian, which is not to say that there aren't representatives of each minority group. Also, most of the students are really nice, and none are intolerant. Everyone's accepting and it's rare to experience any kind of racial discrimination. As for socioeconomic status, probably about 3/4 or more of the students are from middle to upper-middle class families. Many college guides reference BC's preppy style of dress, which for the most part is pretty accurate--girls will wear leggings with a button-down shirt, usually from J.Crew or Madewell, carry Longchamp bags, and wear either Sperry's (boatshoes), boots, or Hunter rainboots, depending on the weather. The guys usually dress in bro style, with pastel-colored khakis and a polo, also from J.Crew. There are of course some alternative styles around campus, but if you're looking for a lot of diversity, it's no NYU--you should try somewhere else. Other than that, BC's a lot of applicants' first-choice, and for everyone else, even if it was their last choice, it grows on you.

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