28%

Acceptance Rate

$44,021

Avg.Financial Aid

002128

FAFSA Code

About Boston College (BC)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

14,720

Website

www.bc.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Boston College which is a private, Roman Catholic university, is located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. At Boston College, around 98% of the students are 24 and under. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 53% of the students are females and 47% are males. Finally, at BC around 57% are white, 11% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 10% are Asian. Doug Flutie, Amy Poehler, Chris O'Donnell, and Jared Dudley are some of the well-known alumni of the school. Several other achievers owe their success to this university. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Further, it boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. At BC, 337 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education.

Location & Contact

Address

140 Commonwealth Avenue

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6175528000
Fax:
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Rankings

The ranking of a particular college helps a student decide where to apply, which is always a tough decision. The ranking of a college is an important parameter by which a prospective student can decide whether they wish to take admission or not. Generally, the ranking of a college is considered a great way to gauge its performance on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. The rankings by two well-known publications, US News and Forbes, are considered trustworthy by applicants and academic experts. However, it is to be noted that Boston College does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1-Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

28%

SAT Range

1320 - 1490

ACT Range

31 - 34

Application Fee

$80

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The university is selective in taking in students. Moreover, admission to BC is moderately difficult. To kickstart the admission process at BC, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $80. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1340-1500, it would improve her chances. The average ACT score at Boston College is 32. However, those getting an ACT score less than 31 might also be offered admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467. To gather more information, they can call them at (617) 552-8000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$26,567

Average Annual Cost

$54,600

Books And Supplies

$1,250

Other Fees

$864

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$14,478

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,900

Total One Year Cost

$73,092

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to BC are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $74,248. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($57,910), books and supplies ($1,250), room and boarding ($14,826), and budget for other expenses ($1,900). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

95%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

88%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$3,291

Faculty Overview

59%

Male Professors

41%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Economics

373 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

340 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

240 Graduates

Biology, General

192 Graduates

Political Science and Government

162 Graduates

Psychology, General

154 Graduates

Marketing

148 Graduates

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

134 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

127 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

107 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

102 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

96 Graduates

Mathematics

94 Graduates

Philosophy

92 Graduates

History

90 Graduates

International/Global Studies

78 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

78 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

77 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

66 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

61 Graduates

Computer Science

57 Graduates

Sociology

51 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

28 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

25 Graduates

Chemistry

24 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

24 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

21 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

20 Graduates

Physics

16 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

16 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

13 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

10 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

9 Graduates

Music

7 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

6 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

5 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

5 Graduates

Education, Other

3 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

3 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

3 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

2 Graduates

Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

9,927

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

12%

Full-time

98%

Part-time

2%

Students Gender

Male

47%

US National: 44%

Female

53%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

58% White

5% Unknown

4% Black

11% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

9% Non Resident alien

10% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

67%

Out Of State

25%

In State

8%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$83,894 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$9,060/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,418/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,418/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Eagles

School Colors

maroon and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Atlantic Coast Conference

Total Male Athletes

358

Total Female Athletes

378

Intramural Sports

13

Sports Club

30

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Fencing

Football

Golf

Ice Hockey

Skiing-Snowboarding

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sailing

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Fencing

Field Hockey

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Sailing

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by BC. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $14,826 per year. The students at Boston College have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $5,418 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the college are 47% and 53%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$57,000/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$72,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$14,500

$18,750

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$150 - 195

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

45%

Average Aid Per Year

$44,021

Students Receiving Federal Grants

16%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,492

Students Receiving State Aid

4%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,606

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

45%

Average Aid Per Year

$41,082

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$63,337

$30K - $48K

$60,895

$48K - $75K

$53,940

$75K - $110K

$47,416

> $110K

$22,913

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$269,126

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$10,571,831

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at BC to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average financial aid at Boston College is around $42,294 and the federal grant is $7,579. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $1,306 as well as institutional aid worth $42,294. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Boston College amount to $269,126 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $10,571,831.

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