BC Description

With its high level of research and wide range of academics, Boston College is a great destination for undergraduate and graduate students alike. Despite an enrollment of nearly 15,000, the college maintains a student-to-faculty ratio below 15:1.

Boston College offers about 20 degree programs and more than 55 concentrations throughout its academic divisions:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Lynch School of Education
  • Boston College Law School
  • School of Management
  • Graduate School of Social Work
  • School of Theology and Ministry

In addition to these schools, the Woods College of Advancing Studies exists to serve adult students. Woods College offers programs for degree completion, professional studies and non-degree coursework.

The application deadline for early action undergraduates is November 1, and the regular decision deadline is January 1. For graduate students, deadlines and procedures vary based on the school. Boston College has a need-blind admissions policy, which means that your ability to pay tuition does not factor into admissions decisions.

Of course, this also means that BC seeks to meet its students’ demonstrated financial need. Boston College offers a variety of financial aid options, including grants, loans, institutional scholarships and student employment. Aside from the Presidential Scholars Program, all BC financial aid is need-based.

Quick Facts about Boston College

Region

Northeast

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Roman Catholic

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Eagles

Nickname

BC

Website

www.bc.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Most Selective

In-State Tuition

$41,480

Out-of-State Tuition

$41,480

Retention Rate

96%

Enrollment

14,695

Year Established

1863

BC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  4 reviews
4 star
  1 review
3 star
 
2 star
  1 review
1 star
 

67% of students gave Boston College 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

Boston College is a lot of fun if you take advantage of everything going on on campus. Nightlife during the weekend is great, but the happiest students here tend to be those involved in clubs and sports throughout the week. I love it!

Alumnus - Grad Year 2000

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

Going to college in Boston is GREAT!!! Because there are so many colleges, most of the city is students. BC was great because it was not right in the city but had easy access to get there. I made some wonderful friends with whom I am still close 11 years later. If it weren't for a great professor that I had at BC, I wouldn't be where I am today - which is succeeding in a job that I am truly passionate about.

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BC Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
9,779
Freshman Class
2,359
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
14,695

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
67%
Graduate
33%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
96%
Part-Time
4%

Gender of Students

Women
55%
Men
45%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
4%
Asian
8%
Caucasian
70%
Latino
6%
Other
12%

International Students

International
6%
Domestic
94%

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