Student Population
National Rank
Boston College overview
Location Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Online bc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, Boston College is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 28,454 prospective students applied, and 9,223 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,412 enrolled in the school.  13,209 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,419 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $54,600 plus fees of $864. Boston College is ranked 48 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1380/1520
ACT 31/33
GPA 3.86
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2020
Applicant Competition High

Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Boston College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$864
Room and Board $14,478
Budget for Other Expenses$1,900
Total One Year Cost$73,092


Average Salary After 10 Years
$90,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
91% within 6 years

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Boston College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Social Sciences 17%
Communication 9%
Psychology 9%
English and Literature 7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164924 IPEDS survey data for Boston College.