Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$60,202

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
730
25th
660
75th
770
25th
670
75th
35
25th
33
75th
33
25th
28
75th
34
25th
31
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

26%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,752
Declined 21,630
Total Received 29,382
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Private

10,748

undergraduate students

5,754

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Boston College is one of the oldest Jesuit, Catholic universities in the United States. Founded in 1863, its main campus is located in Chestnut Hill, approximately six miles west of Boston.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 16,502
Established in 1863
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

Social Networks

121‐acre main campus in Chestnut Hill (Newton population: 88,994), additional 67‐acre campus in Brighton and 40‐acre campus in Newton (six miles). Major airport, bus, and train serve Boston. School operates shuttle service between campuses and in surrounding neighborhood. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA
02467

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
84%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
82%
Top 1/4
93%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
730
25th
660
75th
770
25th
670
75th
35
25th
33
75th
33
25th
28
75th
34
25th
31

Admissions Facts

Application fee $80
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Very Selective

26%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,752
Declined 21,630
Total Received 29,382

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

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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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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Financial Aid

48%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$43,028

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $59,050
Room $9,540
Board $5,680
Additional fees $1,152
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $76,672
Average Financial Aid - $43,028
Total with Avg. Aid $33,644

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $9,042,223
State $1,252,588
Institutional $134,965,261
Other external $2,954,157
Total $148,214,229

Non-need-based

Federal $3,124,471
State
Institutional $5,565,039
Other external $2,000,283
Total $10,689,793
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 617 552-3320
F: 617 552-4889
studentservices@bc.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Fencing
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Rowing
Sailing
Skiing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, crew, cycling, equestrian sports, field hockey, figure skating, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, squash, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, cycling, equestrian sports, field hockey, figure skating, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, squash, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, dodgeball, flag football, futsal, golf, ice hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Atlantic Coast Conference (Division I, Football I-A), Eastern College Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA), Hockey East Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Related Services, Other.
Accounting.
African-American/Black Studies.
Applied Psychology.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Chemistry, General.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Counseling Psychology.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Developmental and Child Psychology.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Education, Other.
Educational Evaluation and Research.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
Financial Mathematics.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History, General.
Information Science/Studies.
International/Globalization Studies.
Islamic Studies.
Italian Language and Literature.
Latin Language and Literature.
Legal Professions and Studies, Other.
Linguistics.
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Music, General.
Natural Sciences.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neuroscience.
Operations Management and Supervision.
Organizational Behavior Studies.
Organizational Leadership.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religious Education.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Theology/Theological Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Finance
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

16,502

total students

22%

in-state

78%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

65%

10,748
students

Female
53%
5,687

Male
47%
5,061

35%

5,754
students

Female
57%
3,271

Male
43%
2,483

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

9,879
students

Female
53%
5,247

Male
47%
4,632

8%

869
students

Female
51%
440

Male
49%
429

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 15

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

20

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 68
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Italy
South Korea
Spain
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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