Boston College: Review & Facts

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Boston College is a large four-year, private not-for-profit school with 14,605 students enrolled. This institution was founded in 1863 and is one of the 2 colleges and schools located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Boston College is affiliated with Roman Catholic Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
91
At Boston College you can get your bachelor's degree, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Boston College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 91 majors. The most popular concentrations are Accounting and Finance, Education, Psychology, Management, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges and schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
95%
Boston College student retention rate is excellent at 95% (well above Massachusetts average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students definitely love their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Boston College is great: 91%. Approximately 7% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Boston College is pretty decent: 15:1. Find out more information about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$44,000
Average tuition price is extremely high, $43,200 a year. The additional fees at Boston College beyond tuition are nearly $800; which comes to a total of $44,000 per academic year.

Read the details about Boston College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
29%
According to government data, 34,061 applications were submitted and 9,813 were accepted; so it is quite challenging to get admitted at this school.

The school will consider accepting your advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Boston College in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$7,800
Boston College provides study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Boston College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Boston College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 7,500 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is a bit high - about $7,800 annually.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Boston College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Boston College seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Boston College Location and Maps



Post Address: Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467, USA
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