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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.

Web Sitewww.bc.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students9,309
   Women5,001 (53.7%)
   Men4,308 (46.3%)
Graduate Students4,542

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate31% of 28,956 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 Reading670 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing685 average
640-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite32 average
30-33 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$68,064
Tuition and Fees
$51,296
Room and Board
$13,818
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$38,042
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$20,849

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
786
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Chestnut Hill Population19,440
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBoston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotEagle
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.6% Asian
3.9% Black/African-American
10.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.3% White
4.4% Unknown
International Students6.5% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning95.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
88.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
69%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
19.1%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.72 4.11 688 686 31
Low 2.60 2.72 510 520 13
High 4.00 5.00 800 790 36
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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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