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 $55,500.
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.79 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.63 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.126 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses
Boston College Reviews
Boston College’s Professors make it a wonderful institution. My experience with the chemistry and mathematics department has been especially rewarding. Professors are interesting, professional, and passionate. Aside from academics, the plethora of clubs and activities offered is wonderful. Athletics are also a fun way to spend time and the school spirit is immense. The school is truly a community and everyone seems to enjoy interacting and getting to know one another. I have met the most interesting and intelligent people at BC, and I am glad I chose to come here. Although the student population not as diverse as other schools, there is a niche for everyone regardless of their socioeconomic, religious, ethnic, or cultural identity.
There are a lot of great things that BC has to offer. As a STEM major I was worried about the availability of research. However, professors are accommodating and I was easily able to get a position in a lab. The academics are outstanding, professors love to connect their subjects to other classes you are in. Almost all of the professors I've had are accommodating, available to help, and excited to talk to you about their classes. There is a wide array of student organizations to get involved in and the students are incredibly passionate. I love BC's values about being women and men for others, providing an inclusive education, and being able to use our skills to help those around us. A few things BC could improve upon: diversity and acceptance (there have been 2 major problems in the time I've been here), housing (the process is stressful), administration (there are a lot of politics & administrators are much less accessible than professors).
I love Boston College because of the dedication of the professors and faculty to the success of students. As a first generation, low-income college student, professors and other faculty members that openly and outwardly express their willingness to help students creates an environment that I feel heard and seen in. The classes are intellectually challenging and some are even socially challenging as group work, team work, collaboration, and community service may be involved. Unfortunately, Boston College has failed to create an atmosphere in which students that do not fit into the 'white' or 'middle class' categories are able to feel comfortable in.