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Boston College

Boston
#259 / #91
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#49
Most Desirable School
Private research university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States

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About Boston College

Boston College (BC) was founded in 1863 by the Jesuit religious order. BC is organized into nine colleges and schools. The undergraduate division of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences alone offers more than 100 academic programs.

Among the most popular of BC’s programs are those in economics, in finance, in biological sciences, in speech, communication, and rhetoric, and in political science and government.

Lynch School of Education and Human Development offers one online doctoral and four online master’s degree programs, as well as three online certificate programs.

BC is associated with Nobel Prize laureate for peace, John Hume.

Other distinguished BC-connected individuals include the following:

BC is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) (formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges [NEASC]).

According to Wikipedia, Boston College is a private Jesuit research university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Founded in 1863, the university has more than 9,400 full-time undergraduates and over 5,000 graduate students. Although Boston College is classified as an R1 research university, it still uses the word "college" in its name to reflect its historical position as a small liberal arts college.

Boston College's Online Degrees

Graduate Certificate in Social Justice Leadership
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Graduate Certificate in Educational Policy Development
  • Required Credits: 12
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MeD in Educational Leadership And Policy
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MeD in Global Perspectives: Teaching, Curriculum And Learning Environments
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MA in International Higher Education
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Certificate of Active Participation in Adult Faith Formation
  • Required Credits: None Reported
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Certificate of Active Participation in Basic Catechesis
  • Required Credits: None Reported
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Certificate of Active Participation in Continuing Education
  • Required Credits: None Reported
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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EdD in Higher Education
  • Required Credits: None Reported
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
MeD in Jesuit Education In A Global World
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Certificate of Active Participation in Liturgy
  • Required Credits: None Reported
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported
Certificate of Active Participation in New Testament
  • Required Credits: None Reported
  • Completion Time: None Reported
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Certificate of Active Participation in Spirituality
  • Required Credits: None Reported
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: None Reported

Boston College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
39,84619%91%141532

How Much Does Boston College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$61,706
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$10,212
30K - 48K$7,075
48K - 75K$17,098
75K - 110K$23,632
110K+$50,368

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Boston College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Boston College, then you can expect to earn an average of $92,500 per year. You also have a 92% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Boston College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
16,1989,9806,218

Where is Boston College?

Boston College is located at 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill MA 02467

How Safe is Boston College?

Boston College has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Boston College Known For?

Boston College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Boston College's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Nursing
#25
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#27
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#16
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nursing Degrees
Religious Studies
#88
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#108
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#20
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religious-studies-hub Degrees
Education
#149
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#152
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#45
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education Degrees
Philosophy
#153
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#192
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#50
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philosophy Degrees
Business
#131
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#131
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#53
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business Degrees
Law
#162
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#175
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#53
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History
#137
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#153
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#53
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history Degrees
Social Work
#106
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#108
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#61
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social-work Degrees
Political Science
#207
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#214
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#62
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political-science Degrees
Sociology
#185
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#184
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#64
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sociology Degrees
Criminal Justice
#86
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#91
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#66
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criminal-justice Degrees
Communications
#282
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#305
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#88
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communications Degrees
Mathematics
#328
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#389
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#88
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math Degrees
Literature
#227
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#268
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#89
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literature Degrees
Psychology
#185
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#205
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#92
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psychology Degrees
Economics
#373
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#387
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#100
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economics Degrees
Chemistry
#476
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#505
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#107
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chemistry Degrees
Medical
#325
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#333
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#113
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medicine Degrees
Biology
#439
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#470
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#130
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biology Degrees
Earth Sciences
#556
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#574
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#133
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earth-science Degrees
Computer Science
#533
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#536
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#142
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computer-science Degrees
Physics
#685
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#717
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#161
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physics Degrees

Who Are Boston College's Most Influential Alumni?

Boston College's most influential alumni include professors and professionals in the fields of Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Religious Studies. Here are some of Boston College's most famous alumni:

Robert Gallo
Robert Gallo
An American biomedical researcher.
Dennis Ross
Dennis Ross
An American diplomat.
Ernest Moniz
A 13th United States Secretary of Energy.
David H. Barlow
David H. Barlow
An American psychologist.
R. Nicholas Burns
R. Nicholas Burns
An American diplomat and academic.
Richard Cushing
Richard Cushing
An American Catholic cardinal.
J. Arch Getty
An American historian.
Greg Boyle
Greg Boyle
An American Jesuit.
Maeve Kennedy McKean
An American public health official, human rights attorney and academic.
Julianne Malveaux
Julianne Malveaux
An American journalist, economist, author, commentator.
Richard Swedberg
Richard Swedberg
A Swedish sociologist.
John Courtney Murray
John Courtney Murray
An American theologian.

Who Are Boston College's Most Influential Faculty?

Boston College's most influential faculty include professors in the fields of Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Religious Studies. Here are some of Boston College's most famous alumni:

David Pakman
An Argentinian-American political pundit .
Janet E. Helms
Janet E. Helms
An American psychologist.
Jennifer Balakrishnan
Jennifer Balakrishnan
An American mathematician.
Steven J. Miller
An American mathematician.
Michael Stebbins
Michael Stebbins
An American geneticist.
Larry Barton
Larry Barton
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Angela Kim Harkins
An Associate Professor of Theology.
John H. Smith
An American mathematician.
Ryan Day
An American football coach.
Cindy Blodgett
An American basketball player-coach.
Elizabeth Kensinger
An American psychologist and academic.
Thatcher Demko
Thatcher Demko
An American ice hockey goaltender.