Boston College: Ranking & Review

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1 90 179
Top 2%

Boston College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate32%36%30%
Applicants28,45412,04316,411
Admissions9,2234,3744,849
Enrolled undergraduates2,4121,1641,248
Enrolled total (including graduate students)14,6286,7417,887

435 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

140 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $75.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,441
Percent of students submitting SAT scores60%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
710
Math
695

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,351
Percent of students submitting ACT scores56%
ACT Composite
32
ACT English
33
ACT Math
30

Boston College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $70,588 $70,588
Off-campus $67,096 $67,096
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,142 and other expenses per full academic year.

Boston College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 7,757 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $52,500 $52,500
Fees for full-time undergraduates $846 $846
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,900 $1,900
Tuition for Full-time graduates $28,296 $28,296
Fees for full-time graduates $90 $90
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,572 $1,572

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 518 388 3 909
Social Sciences 468 39 22 529
Education 66 244 22 332
Psychology 239 12 10 261
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 241 6 12 259
Health Professions and Related Programs 96 155 5 256
Legal Professions and Studies 15 238 253
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 248 3 251
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 202 202
Theology and Religious Vocations 7 136 14 157
Mathematics and Statistics 67 62 5 134
English Language and Literature & Letters 88 19 1 108
History 61 13 7 81
Physical Sciences 44 18 12 74
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 72 72
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 68 68
Philosophy and Religious Studies 41 21 5 67
Visual and Performing Arts 39 39
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 24 13 1 38
Natural Resources and Conservation 27 27
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 4 4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1 1
Grand Total2,3691,3933604,122

A total of 2,369 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Boston College.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,753 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate92%91%93%
  • Full-time retention rate - 95%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

General info

Alternative namesBC
Founded1863
MottoEver to Excel
Religious affiliationRoman Catholic
Colorsmaroon, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff3,733
Instructional FTE1,044
Research FTE238
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.bc.edu
Address140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 02467
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population500,000 - 1,000,000
Phone6175528000
Fax+1 (617) 552 8828

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