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Boston College
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  • 4 Year
  • CHESTNUT HILL, MA

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

editorial

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 9,666 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Boston College acceptance rate is 27%. Popular majors include Economics, Psychology, and Finance. Graduating 94% of students, Boston College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $57,000.

About

140 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE
CHESTNUT HILL, MA 02467
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference

Boston College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

BC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
27%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1340-1500
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$28,354 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$44,700 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
56%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 75 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 85 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 85 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    98%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,666 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
235
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
  • Hardworking, Beautiful, Fit, Preppy, Driven
    42%
  • Preppy
    15%
  • Passionate, hardworking, driven, enthusiastic
    11%
  • Stereotypical, hardworking, actively involved
    9%
  • Passionate
    7%
  • Preppy, White, Hardworking
    7%
  • Preppy, white, hardworking, beautiful, passionate.
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
99%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 69 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 132 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
  • We are BC
    44%
  • Academic Excellence
    18%
  • Amazing
    11%
  • Good
    7%
  • Go Eags
    4%
  • Meh
    4%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$72,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 40 responses

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