Boston College is a private Jesuit research university known for its comprehensive core curriculum, business, finance and theological training as well as its Division I athletics. Founded in 1863 with three teachers and 22 students mostly learning philosophy and theology, the college expanded dramatically, moved the Chestnut Hill and now boasts over 380 acres of space. Students come for the academically challenging curriculum and school spirit, which permeates campus on game day as students make their way to Alumni Stadium to watch the Eagles play.
Students take advantage of BC’s great athletics programs, bounty of student activities and proximity to Boston, which is just a few minutes away. While the sticker price upwards of $40,000 for tuition may be shocking, BC is known for its generous need blind financial aid program that ensures a diverse student body.
|Admissions Phone||617 552-3100|
|Admissions Email||Not available, send information request by clicking here.|
|Codes||SAT: 3083 ACT: 1788 FAFSA: 002128 CSS Profile: 3083|
|Location||Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; Large town on the outskirts of Boston|
|College Newspaper||The Heights|
|Enrollment||~10,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Business, Communications, Political Science|
|Student Life||Students gravitate towards hugely popular sporting events like the ‘Beanpot’ (competitions between local universities with strong hockey and baseball programs) and football games. School pride permeates the atmosphere on gameday as students come out in droves to support the Eagles. A large university near a larger metropolitan area, BC students take advantage of countless opportunities to stay active on campus as well as in nearby Boston.|
|International||~5% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall and Winter; Minimum 3.00 GPA|
|Crossover||Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, Yale|
|Other||Selective (<30% admitted), Restrictive Early Action, Common Application|
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