#7 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

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Student Population
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Location Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Online bc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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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 31,084 prospective students applied, and 8,669 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,327 enrolled in the school.  13,165 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,555 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $54,600 plus fees of $864. BC is ranked 46 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



BC is rated within the top 11% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1320/1490
ACT 31/34
GPA 3.86
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2021
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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

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

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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%

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

Current students may use the Boston College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.