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Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
University Website: www.bc.edu
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Boston College (or simply BC) is a private Jesuit research university located in the village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA. It has 9,100 full-time undergraduates and almost 5,000 graduate students. The college's name reflects the university's early history as a liberal arts college and preparatory school in Boston's South End. It is a member of the 568 Group and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Its main campus is a historic district and features some of the earliest examples of collegiate gothic architecture in North America.

Boston College's undergraduate program is currently ranked 31st in the National Universities ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Boston College is categorized as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Students at the university earned 21 Fulbright awards in 2012, ranking the school eighth among American research institutions. At $1.9 billion dollars, Boston College has the 38th largest university endowment in North America, and the largest endowment fund among all Jesuit colleges and universities. In 1962, Time called Boston College one of the Catholic Ivy League Universities in American Roman Catholic higher education.

Boston College offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees through its nine schools and colleges: College of Arts & Sciences, Boston College Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Carroll School of Management, Lynch School of Education, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Boston College Law School, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Woods College of Advancing Studies.

Boston College sports teams are called the Eagles, the colors being maroon and gold; the school mascot is Baldwin the Eagle. The Eagles compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports offered by the ACC. The men's and women's ice hockey teams compete in Hockey East. Boston College's men's ice hockey team is one of the most renowned programs in the nation, having won a total of five national championships since the team's inception.

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  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $41,480.00 avg tuition

140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 552-8000

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Boston College

Statistics:
Applied 32,974
Admitted 9,227 28%
Enrolled total 2,285
Full Time: 2,285
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 620 710
SAT Math 640 730
SAT Writing 630 730
ACT Composite 29 32
ACT English 29 34
ACT Math 28 33
ACT Writing 8 10
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 95%
4-year graduation rate 88%
6-year graduation rate 91%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Boston College

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $41,480.00 $41,480.00 $41,480.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $724.00 $724.00 $724.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,562.00 $1,562.00 $1,562.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $22,356.00 $22,356.00 $22,356.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $90.00 $90.00 $90.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,242.00 $1,242.00 $1,242.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $12,324.00 $7,600.00 $3,000.00
Other Expenses $1,200.00 $1,700.00 $3,000.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $70.00
Graduate Application Fee $75.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 63%
Percent receiving grant aid 47%
Avg amount of grant aid $30,844.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 49%
Avg amount of student loan aid $4,292.00

Boston College

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
American/United States Studies/Civilization X
Russian Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X X
Accounting and Related Services, Other X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other X
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other X
Finance, General X X
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X
Operations Management and Supervision X
Organizational Behavior Studies X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X
Information Science/Studies X
EDUCATION
Biology Teacher Education X
Chemistry Teacher Education X
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Curriculum and Instruction X
Early Childhood Education and Teaching X X
Education, Other X
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Elementary Education and Teaching X X
English/Language Arts Teacher Education X
French Language Teacher Education X
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration X
History Teacher Education X
Mathematics Teacher Education X X
Multicultural Education X
Physics Teacher Education X
Reading Teacher Education X
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education X X
Secondary Education and Teaching X
Spanish Language Teacher Education X
Special Education and Teaching, Other X
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X X
French Language and Literature X X
German Language and Literature X
Italian Language and Literature X X
Latin Language and Literature X
Linguistics X X
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Spanish Language and Literature X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing X
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing X
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing X
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other X
Nurse Anesthetist X
Palliative Care Nursing X
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing X
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing X
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing X
HISTORY
History, General X X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Legal Professions and Studies, Other X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
International/Global Studies X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Islamic Studies X
Philosophy X X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Geophysics and Seismology X
Physics, General X X
PSYCHOLOGY
Community Psychology X
Counseling Psychology X
Developmental and Child Psychology X
Psychology, General X X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Social Work X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Economics, General X X
Political Science and Government, General X X
Social Sciences, Other X
Sociology X X
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
Divinity/Ministry X
Pastoral Studies/Counseling X
Theology/Theological Studies X X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Film/Cinema/Video Studies X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Music, General X

Boston College Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
IES Merit-Based Scholarship for Under-Represented Students $5000 October 25, 2014
IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship $5000 October 25, 2014
IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship $2000 November 01, 2014
IES Legacy Scholarship $1000 November 01, 2014
Presidential Scholars Program 100% of tuition November 01, 2014
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