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Boston College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The location of Boston College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$59,048 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
26% Acceptance Rate

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Boston College Rankings

Boston College landed the #31 spot in our 2022 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,110 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 69 colleges in Massachusetts, it is ranked at #4.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Boston College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#24 Best Business Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Boston College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Human Resource Management Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Management Sciences & Methods Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Economics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Boston College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Entrepreneurial Studies Schools College Factual
#7 Best Marketing Schools College Factual
#9 Best Finance & Financial Management Schools College Factual
#20 Best Accounting Schools College Factual
#32 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#44 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is Boston College?

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Contact details for Boston College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: 617-552-8000
Website: www.bc.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BostonCollege
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BostonCollege

How Do I Get Into Boston College?

You can apply to Boston College online at: www.commonapp.org/

Admission Requirements for Boston College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Boston College?

26% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
64% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to Boston College, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 26%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 29%, and the acceptance rate for women is 24%.

Average Test Scores

About 64% of students accepted to Boston College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 660 and 730. Math scores were between 670 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Boston College  ( 660 to 730 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Boston College  ( 670 to 770 )
200
800
Boston College received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 33 and 35. Math scores were between 28 and 33. Composite scores were between 31 and 34.

ACT English Scores for Boston College  ( 33 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Boston College  ( 28 to 33 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Boston College  ( 31 to 34 )
1
36

Can I Afford Boston College?

$59,048 Net Price
37% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Boston College is $59,048. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Boston College, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $4,003 a year. That adds up to $16,012 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Boston College is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Boston College Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,571 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,780 undergraduate students at Boston College, with 9,571 being full-time and 209 being part-time.

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There are also 5,154 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,571 full-time undergraduates at Boston College, 47% are male and 53% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Boston College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,012
Black or African American 402
Hispanic or Latino 1,075
White 5,537
International Students 739
Other Races/Ethnicities 806

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Boston College. At this time, 47 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 104 countries are represented at Boston College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Spain.

Online Learning at Boston College

1,505 Took All Classes Online
12,621 Took At Least One Class Online
193.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 12,621 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Boston College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Boston College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Boston College was 193.2%. This is the #234 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Boston College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Boston College Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major TOTAL
Accounting 0
Other Accounting and Related Services 0
General Business Administration and Management 0
Interior Design Management 0
Operations Management 0
Organizational Leadership 0
Business Management & Marketing 0
Entrepreneurship 0
Finance 0
Organizational Behavior Studies 0
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0
Econometrics & Quantitative Economics 0
General Economics 0
TOTAL 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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