#204 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]).

From 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.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

29,382

Acceptance

26%

Graduation Rate

92%

Median SAT Score

1420

Median ACT Score

32

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$59,050

Fees (in-state)

$1,152

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$6,353
30K - 48K$8,951
48K - 75K$17,113
75K - 110K$22,285
110K+$49,115

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

13K

Under-Grads

10K

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

#79 World Rank
Business
#71 World Rank
Law
#133 World Rank
Philosophy
#51 World Rank
Religious Studies
#91 World Rank
Education
#95 World Rank
History
#109 World Rank
Political Science
#289 World Rank
Literature
#275 World Rank
Medical
#295 World Rank
Mathematics
#393 World Rank
Biology
#185 World Rank
Psychology
#167 World Rank
Communications
#220 World Rank
Economics
#93 World Rank
Sociology
#347 World Rank
Computer Science
#399 World Rank
Chemistry
#22 World Rank
Nursing
#481 World Rank
Physics
#63 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#70 World Rank
Social Work
#477 World Rank
Earth Sciences

Other areas of influence

#298 World Rank
Anthropology
#567 World 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, Religious Studies, and Criminal Justice

Tom Kratman

American science fiction and non-fiction writer

Frank Bergon

Frank Bergon

American writer

Robert J. Dolan

American academic

Matt Ryan

American Football Quarterback

Tracey Wigfield

Television writer

Robert Drinan

American politician

William F. Vallicella

American philosopher

James Anthony Walsh

Catholic bishop

Harold W. Attridge

American academic

John Curtin

Australian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Australia

Tricia Nixon Cox

Daughter of Richard Nixon

Mike Rawlings

Mayor of Dallas