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Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College, founded in 1863, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Programs are offered through the Schools of Education and Nursing; the College of Arts and Sciences; and the Carroll School of Management. Its 240-acre campus is located in Chestnut Hill, overlooking the city of Boston.

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Web Sitewww.bc.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students9,110
   Women4,847 (53.2%)
   Men4,263 (46.8%)
Graduate Students4,673

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate29% of 34,061 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math690 average
640-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading665 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing685 average
640-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite31 average
29-32 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$60,706
Tuition and Fees
$45,622
Room and Board
$12,884
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$34,302
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$20,975

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
752
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-59 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Chestnut Hill Population 
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBoston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing99% of freshmen, 85% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotEagle
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.3% Asian
4.5% Black/African-American
11.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.5% White
8.6% Unknown
International Students4.0% from 59 countries
First-Year Students Returning95.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
87.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
20.9%
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.70 4.06 669 650 666 30
Low 1.00 3.00 350 340 310 20
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 35
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DID YOU KNOW?

• BC's Weston Observatory promotes earthquake hazard awareness and preparation in New England.

• BC boasts five bands catering to a wide range of musical tastes: a small wind ensemble, a symphonic band, a jazz ensemble, a pep band and a marching band.

• The BC Center for Christian-Jewish Learning offers public workshops on how to reduce stereotypes and hostility by developing knowledge and respect.

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Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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