140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 617-552-3100
http://www.bc.edu ugadmis@bc.edu
About Boston College
  • Year of Foundation 1863
  • Size of Campus 386 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 9,019
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 52%, 48%,73%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $39,880
  • Room and Board $12,082
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $70
  • Enrollment No. 9,171
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2011 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research and have set new marks for research grant awards over the last ten years, with more than $60 million in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.Boston College was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1863 and, with 3 teachers and 22 students, opened its doors on September 5, 1864. Through its first seven decades, it remained a small undergraduate institution, serving the sons of the Irish working class, and teaching theology and philosophy, Greek and Latin classics, and English and modern languages.
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Middlemarch Ball, Various Sporting Events, Annual Dance Marathon
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Sigma Nu, Beta Gamma Sigma, Dobro Slovo, Golden Key National Honor Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Order of the Cross and Crown, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Delta Phi, Psi Chi, and Sigma Theta Tau.
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Baptist Student Koinonia, Asian Christian Fellowship, Black Campus Ministry, Buddhist Club, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Hillel, Ignatian Society, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Muslim Students Association, Ort
  • Other on-campus organizations 6%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Organization, Arab Students Association, Armenian Club, Asian Caucus, Black Student Forum, Brazilian Club, Cape Verdean Student Association, Caribbean Culture Club, Chinese Students Association, Cuban-Americ
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest bus Boston (6)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Boston (6), Providence/Warwick (47)
  • Distance to nearest train Boston (6)
Student Housing
  • Number of students using college housing 79%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 19%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 8%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 6%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 29
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (98%), special housing for disabled students (2%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 45%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 83%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 22%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
Campus Services
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 500
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 2,124,242
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 171,099
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 750
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, religious
  • Museums Boston College's McMullen Museum of Art serves as a dynamic educational resource for all of New England as well as the national and the international community. The Museum displays its notable permanent collection and mounts exhibitions of international sc
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 52,338
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities * The Honorable John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections houses the University's rare books, special collections and archives. * Bapst Art Library houses the art and art history collections, graduate and undergraduate study space.
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Microforms 4,050,845
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 24
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 8,750
  • Number of e-books 255,578
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,200
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Pricewaterhouse Coopers, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Consulting LLP, EMC Corporation, Fidelity Investments, Morgan Stanley, Teach for America, and UBS Investment Bank.
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Boston University)
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 17%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Boston University)
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 70%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Northeastern University)
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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