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Boston College is a private, Catholic graduate school in Newton, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 4,707 graduate students. The 62 graduate programs at Boston College are all on-campus only and none are offered online. The most popular graduate school programs at Boston College are Social Work, Law, and Business. 25% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
4,707
Part-Time Grad Students
1,179
Research Assistants
174
Teaching Assistants
498
Racial Diversity
  • White
    51.9%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    18.2%
  • Unknown
    12%
  • Hispanic
    6.6%
  • Asian
    5.5%
  • African American
    3.8%
  • Multiracial
    1.9%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Nightlife
    A+
Median Household Income
$176,400
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,346
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,404,200
National
$184,700
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9 reviews
Great for graduate school because you do not feel grouped in with the undergraduates and they respect your time more so. Great campus and easy to get around. Professors come from all different backgrounds and areas and have a lot to offer, always available to help!
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The college is beautiful and the professors are brilliant. However, as someone coming from small-college experiences with a BA and MBA, I thought BC would be a similar experience. I was able to work through my MBA as a graduate assistant with tuition remission, and I was told that I could do the same at BC: however, of all the grad assistant positions open, only ONE paid tuition remission and the others paid about $20/hour for 20 hours a week or less. BC costs over $5,000 for one class. This has been a stressful and terrifying experience to move to Boston and have to struggle through when I expected to have a grad position.
I'm only just now starting the program in the Fall. But during my interview process and after, the faculty were extremely warm, helpful, and responsive to every email I sent and any question I had. They are truly committed to social justice, which, for me, is a plus.