Boston College is a highly rated private, Catholic college located in Newton, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,681 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Boston College acceptance rate is 32%. Popular majors include Economics, Finance, and Psychology. Graduating 92% of students, Boston College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $57,000.
Boston College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.75 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.65 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.128 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses
Boston College Reviews
Great student body and professors that really seem to care about you (for the most part). Wonderful campus, food is pretty good and really nice to be near Boston (but not TOO near!) Great school spirit & athletics, lots of clubs and activities to participate in and quite a diverse course selection between the 4 schools. Career support is excellent and new athletic center opening soon is a big plus. Also new STEM/engineering center coming soon!
Boston College, located just outside downtown Boston, was founded by the Society of Jesus and has maintained its Roman Catholic Jesuit religious affiliation. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies it as a university with high research activity. BC has nine schools, which include such highly ranked graduate programs as the Lynch School of Education, Boston College Law School and Carroll School of Management. The school competes in nearly 30 NCAA Division I varsity sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and the BC Eagles have one of the highest graduation rates for student athletes in the country. Students can join more than 200 clubs and organizations, but there is no Greek system on campus. Freshmen are not required to live on campus, but the majority choose to do so. More than 1,000 students participate in study abroad each year.
Boston College has a community that I am yet to find anywhere else! People are kind all over campus and the community revolves so much around service to others. With the many clubs on campus, one can see that it is very easy to get involved with the school and the local community. I have never seen a school with so many people as involved as they are here at BC