Boston College (BC)

Chestnut Hill, MA

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Boston College Student Essentials

Boston College Student Essentials
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

About BC

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.

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BC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

67% of students gave Boston College 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

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

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.


BC Map & Location

Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


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Getting Around BC

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Transit

Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

9/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Chestnut Hill, MA

Winter
Dec
39
24
Jan
34
17
Feb
37
19
Spring
Mar
44
27
Apr
56
38
May
66
48
Summer
Jun
75
57
Jul
81
63
Aug
79
62
Fall
Sep
72
55
Oct
60
43
Nov
50
34

BC Students

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

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 7%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 70%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Unknown and Other: 9%
Latino 7%
African American 5%
Caucasian 70%
Asian 9%
Unknown and Other 9%

Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 33%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 54%
Men 46%
International 6%
Domestic 94%

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