Boston College: Ranking & Review

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Boston
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United States
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World
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290179
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

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

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

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 Services5183883909
Social Sciences4683922529
Education6624422332
Psychology2391210261
Biological and Biomedical Sciences241612259
Health Professions and Related Programs961555256
Legal Professions and Studies15238253
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2483251
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs202202
Theology and Religious Vocations713614157
Mathematics and Statistics67625134
English Language and Literature & Letters88191108
History6113781
Physical Sciences44181274
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies7272
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services6868
Philosophy and Religious Studies4121567
Visual and Performing Arts3939
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2413138
Natural Resources and Conservation2727
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies44
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
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 population618,000
Phone6175528000
Fax+1 (617) 552 8828

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