Boston College

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world rank  193

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University Overview

Established in 1863, Boston College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Chestnut Hill (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Massachusetts. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Boston College (BC) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Boston College (BC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 157 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym BC
Founded 1863
Motto Ever to Excel
Colours Maroon and gold

University Location

Address 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
02467-3809 Massachusetts
United States
T +1 (617) 552 8000
F +1 (617) 552 8828

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Devlin Hall 208
Chestnut Hill 02467-3809
+1 (617) 552 3100
800 360 2522

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Jesuit -

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Boston College's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs AANA
  • American Bar Association ABA
  • Association of Theological Schools ATS
  • American Psychological Association APA
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council
  • Teacher Education Accrediting Council TEAC

Memberships and Affiliations

  • 568 Group
  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)

Academic Structure


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