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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.

Website: www.bc.edu/

Private
Co-ed
9,377
Undergraduate
Students
(52.8%) 4,949 Women
(47.2%) 4,428 Men
4,730
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
28% of 31,084 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
670-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
650-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$74,456
Tuition and Fees
$56,780
Room and Board
$14,826
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$45,393
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$20,915
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
834
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Chestnut Hill Population
19,440
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
84% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Eagle
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
11.1% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
11.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.5% White
4.4% Unknown
International Students
7.7% from 68 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
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