Boston College in Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill, MA

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Boston College offers 450-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 34%. The most popular test is SAT - 69% of students submitted it in comparison to 49% of students who submitted ACT. 45.3% are women, and 54.7% are men. 10% percents of international students. Boston College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Boston College is 33464$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $51436 and $63022 per year. 91% of full-time Boston College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $66,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Boston College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Boston College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$15,714
$30,001 - $48,000$15,255
$48,001 - $75,000$25,180
$75,001 - $110,000$29,264

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 8390

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Boston College.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Navy

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Boston College graduation rate is above the national average.

91% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Boston College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time to completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

10 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Boston College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 29%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $30k - $40k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 64%, so Boston College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 30%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Boston College students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1910 - 2190

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 630 - 720
Math: 640 - 740
Writing: 640 - 730

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Boston College students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
30 - 33

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 30 - 34
Math: 28 - 33
Writing: 8 - 10

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Boston College is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 140 Commonwealth Ave address in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Boston College with 0.16% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, arson, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Boston College offers 450 programs in total: 183 are for Master's degree, 165 - for Bachelor's degree, 84 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 15 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 44 universities in Middlesex county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Boston College is one of the few institutions in Middlesex that offers a Doctor's degree-research/scholarship program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.


Boston College provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 9268 students with 278033 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 2835 with 68036 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 750 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Boston College

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I am overwhelmed while entering campus. Such a huge place the are is no less then big village. Well manged infrastructure. I was present there for graduation ceremony. Everlasting Experience..........:)

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Beautiful campus! Take a look if you can

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Extremely traditional to the point where they don't use logic. Classes are fine but far from cutting edge.

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One of the top colleges all over the world. Very impressive premises.

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This college has great campus when I take the Green Line "B" Branch to Boston College. I made new friends when I was there, and also nice students just like Umass Lowell.

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Location & Website

Address: 140 Commonwealth Avenue


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6175528000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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