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Boston College
  • 4 Year
  • CHESTNUT HILL, MA

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Basic Info

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.
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Institution Type
Private
Location
CHESTNUT HILL, MA

Grades & Rankings

Report Card

Niche Grades

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+

Boston College Rankings

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

Academics & Majors

Academics

94%
Graduation Rate
13:1
Student Faculty Ratio
Learning Options Offered
Study Abroad
Online Courses
Fully Online Degrees
No data available  
How Students Learn
  • 98%
    On Campus
  • 1%
    Mix
  • 0%
    Online

Majors

Online

How Students Learn
  • 98%
    On Campus
  • 1%
    Mix
  • 0%
    Online
Number of Programs Offered Online
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0

Admissions

BC Admissions

Jan 1
Application Deadline
27%
Acceptance Rate
Applications Accepted
Common App
Coalition App
Early Decision/Early Action
Required to Apply
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Tuition, Cost & Aid

$28,354
Average Yearly Net Price
$60,530
Yearly In-State Tuition
$60,530
Yearly Out-of-State Tuition
Students Receiving Financial Aid
56%
Average Total Aid Awarded/Year
$44,700

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Campus Life

Campus Life

What Students Say
99%
say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 
63%
say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 
70%
highly rate the dining facilities. 
77%
say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 
100%
Freshmen Live On-Campus

Students

9,666
Full-Time Undergrads
Undergrad Gender Breakdown
47%
53%
Male
Female
Racial Diversity
  • 59%
    White
  • 10%
    Hispanic
  • 9%
    Asian
  • 9%
    International
  • 5%
    Unknown
  • 4%
    African American
  • 3%
    Multiracial
  • 0%
    Native American
  • 0%
    Pacific Islander
Part-Time Undergrads
235
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Students Receiving Pell Grants
13%
Varsity Athletes
7%

After Graduation

After Graduation

$72,500
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$4,007
Average Loan Amount
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
What Students Say
90%
feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 
70%
feel like they are getting their money's worth out of their program. 

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