Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
4.09 Average Rating

Boston College is a private, Jesuit Catholic University that offers daily Mass and a liberal arts education. It is ranked as #32 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and #49 by Forbes. BC has been rated as having a “very selective” admissions process. The main campus of this institution is an historic district thanks to the six Gothic Revival stone buildings that are some of the earliest North American examples of collegiate gothic architecture.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
23%
Out of State Students
66%
0
100
25%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 32
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1380
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
14,466
Total Number of Undergrads
9,870
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
88%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
91%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$33,661
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$54,600
Out-of-State Tuition
$54,600
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
41%
Average Aid Per Year
$41,056
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
273
Size of Town
City: Small
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Washington
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$70,000
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What Students Are Saying

4.09 Average Rating
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 at bc is friendly and outgoing, and it is a great choice for a college experience.
Anonymous from Chestnut Hill, MA
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. I cannot image a better environment to grow mentally, personally, and spiritually.
Andrea from Jackson Heights, NY

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