Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Boston College Overview

Student population

Address140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA
School Websitewww.bc.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size

Small

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Boston College is a mid-size private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 31,084 students applied to Boston College. Of those students, 8,669 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Boston College was $54,600, in addition to fees of $864. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Boston College.

Boston College has a 92% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Boston College Requirements

Academic standards

Moderate

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Applicants admitted

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The Boston College acceptance rate is 28%. To put this into perspective, 8,669 of the 31,084 students who applied to Boston College in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Boston College is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Boston College had an SAT score between the range of 1,320 and 1,490. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Boston College was between 31 and 34 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Boston College as part of their application.

Boston College Cost

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Boston College, the tuition for in-state residents is $54,600. Combined with fees of $864, room and board costs of $14,478, other expenses of $1,900 and the $1,250 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $55,464 in tuition.

Students at Boston College are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Boston College was $8,492 last year, with 16% of students being awarded federal aid.

Boston College Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio13:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Boston College.

Boston College has a good gender split, with 53% of undergraduates being female and 47% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 67% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 24% of students come from in-state and 9% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Boston College is 13:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Boston College Popular Majors and Programs

BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
SOCIAL SCIENCES
PSYCHOLOGY
EDUCATION
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

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