Boston College
#272 Overall Influence#49 Desirability Rank

Boston College

Private research university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States

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]).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

31,084

Acceptance

28%

Graduation Rate

93%

Median SAT Score

1405

Median ACT Score

32

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$54,600

Fees (in-state)

$864

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$7,251
30K-48K$9,693
48K-75K$16,648
75K-110K$23,172
110K+$47,675

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$92,500

Employed

92%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

12K

Under-Grads

9K

Graduates

3K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill MA 02467

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

9 per 100k

Violent Crime

1 per 100k

What is Boston College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#38 World Rank #30 USA Rank
Nursing
#54 World Rank #46 USA Rank
Social Work
#123 World Rank #56 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#112 World Rank #74 USA Rank
Political Science
#95 World Rank #80 USA Rank
Business
#204 World Rank #80 USA Rank
Philosophy
#100 World Rank #81 USA Rank
Communications
#171 World Rank #83 USA Rank
Sociology
#165 World Rank #91 USA Rank
History
#160 World Rank #96 USA Rank
Education
#178 World Rank #97 USA Rank
Law
#226 World Rank #99 USA Rank
Economics
#158 World Rank #117 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#374 World Rank #142 USA Rank
Chemistry
#288 World Rank #151 USA Rank
Psychology
#310 World Rank #157 USA Rank
Medical
#361 World Rank #157 USA Rank
Computer Science
#354 World Rank #162 USA Rank
Biology
#565 World Rank #194 USA Rank
Mathematics
#690 World Rank #269 USA Rank
Literature
#1117 World Rank #340 USA Rank
Earth Sciences

Other areas of influence

#1636 World Rank #515 USA Rank
Engineering

Influential People

Who are Boston College's Most influential alumni?

Boston College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Nursing, Social Work, and Business. Boston College’s most academically influential people include Leonard Nimoy, Robert Gallo, and Denis O'Brien.

Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy

American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer

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Robert Gallo
Robert Gallo

American biomedical researcher

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Denis O'Brien

Irish businessman

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Janice Raymond

American writer

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Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler

American actress

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Richard Swedberg
Richard Swedberg

Swedish sociologist

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Harry Markopolos

Whistleblower who exposed the Madoff investment scandal

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Ed McMahon
Ed McMahon

American announcer, game show host, actor, spokesman

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Peter Dervan
Peter Dervan

American chemist

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John Loftus

American writer and radio personality

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John Charles Daly
John Charles Daly

American journalist and game show host

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Amul Roger Thapar
Amul Roger Thapar

United States Circuit Judge

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