Boston College

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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 9,300 full-time undergraduates and nearly 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. Its main campus is a historic district and features some of the earliest examples of collegiate gothic architecture in North America. In accordance with its Jesuit heritage, the university offers a liberal arts curriculum with a distinct emphasis on formative education and service to others.

Boston College's Online Degrees

MeD in Educational Leadership and Policy
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online
MA in Higher Education
  • Required Credits: 30
  • Completion Time: None Reported
  • Format: Online

Boston College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
29,38226%92%142032

How Much Does Boston College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$61,706
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$6,353
30K - 48K$8,951
48K - 75K$17,113
75K - 110K$22,285
110K+$49,115

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
12,8799,8493,030

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

Who Are Boston College's Most Influential Alumni?

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

Robert Gallo
Robert Gallo
An American biomedical researcher.
Nikesh Arora
Nikesh Arora
An Indian American business executive and CEO of Palo Alto Networks.
Denis O'Brien
An Irish businessman.
Peter Lynch
Peter Lynch
An American businessman.
Ernest Moniz
A 13th United States Secretary of Energy.
R. Nicholas Burns
R. Nicholas Burns
An American diplomat and academic.
Harry Markopolos
A Whistleblower who exposed the Madoff investment scandal.
Greg Boyle
Greg Boyle
An American Jesuit.
Phil Schiller
Phil Schiller
An American businessman.
Richard Cushing
Richard Cushing
An American Catholic cardinal.
John Charles Daly
John Charles Daly
An American journalist and game show host.
Julianne Malveaux
Julianne Malveaux
An American journalist, economist, author, commentator.

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