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Tuition & Fees

$47,436

$47,436

not including room and board

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Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,905
Declined + 16,633
Total Received 24,538
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1  :  13

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Economics
  3. Communications
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School Facts

Boston College is one of the oldest Jesuit, Catholic universities in the United States. Founded in 1863, Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through nine schools and colleges. Its main campus is located in Chestnut Hill, approximately six miles west of Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 13,525
Established in 1863
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Codes

SAT 3083
ACT 1788

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

9,049

undergraduate students

4,476

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
35%
600-699
51%
500-599
12%
400-499
2%
700-800
49%
600-699
42%
500-599
8%
400-499
1%
700-800
44%
600-699
45%
500-599
9%
400-499
2%
30-36
74%
24-29
22%
18-23
4%
30-36
61%
24-29
36%
18-23
3%
12-17
0
30-36
76%
24-29
21%
18-23
3%
12-17
0
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Fun Facts

  • The Boston College fight song has been covered by the popular Boston-based rock band Dropkick Murphys.
  • Boston College's motto, "Ever to Excel," comes from Homer¿s Iliad, 6th Book.

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Chestnut Hill, MA

The school is made up of three campuses straddling town lines: 121-acre main campus in Chestnut Hill, 66-acre campus across street in Brighton, and 40-acre campus in Newton (population: 84,600), all six miles from Boston. Major airport, bus, and train serve Boston. School operates shuttle service between campuses and in surrounding neighborhood. Public transportation (the T) from Boston serves campuses.

Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
85%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
81%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
35%
600-699
51%
500-599
12%
400-499
2%
700-800
49%
600-699
42%
500-599
8%
400-499
1%
700-800
44%
600-699
45%
500-599
9%
400-499
2%
30-36
74%
24-29
22%
18-23
4%
30-36
61%
24-29
36%
18-23
3%
12-17
0
30-36
76%
24-29
21%
18-23
3%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,905
Declined + 16,633
Total Received 24,538

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work

Considered

Minority affiliation
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
State residency

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Admissions Contact

John L. Mahoney, Jr.
Director of Admissions
P: 800 360-2522
F: 617 552-0498

Cost

Tuition $46,670
Room $8,180
Board $5,006
Additional fees $766
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $61,622
Average Financial Aid - $36,779
Total with Avg. Aid $24,843

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$36,779

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,594,749
State $1,223,624
Institutional $97,025,851
Other external $2,832,406
Total $108,676,630

Non-need-based

Federal $1,613,879
State
Institutional $3,535,896
Other external $1,485,279
Total $6,635,054

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
fencing
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
sailing
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Coast Conference (Division I, Football I-A), Eastern College Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA), Hockey East Association (Division I)
Mascot
Eagles
School colors
maroon and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting Information Systems
Administrative Studies
American Politics
Applied Developmental Psychology
Art History
Biblical Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Classics
Cognitive/Affinitive/Behavioral Neuroscience
Communication
Comparative Politics
Comparative Theology
Computer Science
Corporate Reporting/Analysis
Counseling Psychology
Counseling of Psychology in Education
Curriculum/Instruction
Developmental Psychology
Developmental/Educational Psychology
Divinity
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education Administration
Educational Research/Measurement/Evaluation
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Geoscience
Environmental Studies
European National Studies/History
Film Studies
Finance
French
French Literature/Culture
General Management
Geology
Geology/Geophysics
Geophysics
German Studies
Greek
Higher Education
Hispanic Literature/Culture
Hispanic Studies
History
History of Christian Life/Thought
Human Resources Management
Immunology
Information Systems
International Relations
International Studies
Irish Studies/English
Islamic Civilization/Societies
Italian
Italian Literary/Cultural Studies
Latin
Law
Linguistics
Management
Management/Leadership
Marketing
Mathematics
Medieval History of Christian Life/Thought
Medieval Studies/History
Music
Nursing
Operations/Strategic Management
Organizational Studies
Pastoral Ministry
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Political Theory
Psychology
Reading/Literature
Religion/Education
Religious Education
Romance Languages
Romance Literature
Russian
Russian Culture/Civilization
Russian Language/Literature
Sacred Theology
Secondary Education
Slavic Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Systematic Theology
Theatre
Theological Ethics
Theological Studies
Theology
Theology/Education
Vector Biology
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Undergraduate

67%

9,049
students

Female
54%
4,878

Male
46%
4,171

Graduate

33%

4,476
students

Female
57%
2,560

Male
43%
1,916

undergraduateFull-time

%

9,049
students

Female
54%
4,878

Male
46%
4,171

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

28%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

20

courses

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 61
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
China
South Korea
Spain
United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact


Undergraduate Admissions Office
617 552-3100

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