9,358
Students
Financial aid thermometer
41,056
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
32
32%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Boston College is a University institution located in Chestnut Hill, MA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Devlin 208
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467-3809
United States
Contact Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 617-552-3100
Fax: 617-552-0798

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
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Human Resources Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Operations Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Italian Checkmark
Russian Checkmark
Slavic Languages Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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International/global Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Islamic Studies Checkmark
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Developmental And Child Psychology Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

28,454
Applied
9,223
Accepted
9,358
Enrolled
32%
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Female Admissions

16,411
Females Applied
4,849
Females Accepted
30%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

12,043
Males Applied
4,374
Males Accepted
36%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

80
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 15th
Other early decision plan November 1st December 25th
Transfer March 15th June 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 660 760
SAT Math 660 730
ACT Composite 31 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

52,500
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Fees

846
Full-time student fees
14,142
Room & board
8,830
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

41,056
Avg. Financial Aid Package
41,768
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,329
Avg. Loan Aid
21,634
Avg. Grant Aid
37,716
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

9,358
Total undergrad students
7%
International Students
74%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.53%
Black or African American 3.84%
White or Caucasian 61.84%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.02%
Asian 9.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.02%
Two or more races 3.3%
Other 3.8%

Gender

Male (47.05%)
Female (52.95%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 84%

Student Activities

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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Middlemarch Ball and Sporting Events

Student Services

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Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
UGBC and individual School Senates, Asian Caucus, Appalachia Volunteers, Dance Marathon and 4Boston

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
emergency text alerts, self defense training, student EMT program

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing No Division 1 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing No Division 1 No
Skiing (downhill) No Division 1 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing No Division 1 No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing No Division 1 No
Skiing (downhill) No Division 1 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,641
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 821
Part-time - 820
Male - 854
Female - 787