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Boston College

1,303 reviews
  1. Newton, MA
  2. 4 Year
#78 in Best Colleges in America
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Boston College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Website

Boston College Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
34%
SAT Range
1270-1460
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$26,335/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,714/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,255/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,180/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,264/ year
  • $110k+
    $46,144/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,526Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Dull, racist, sexist, condones rape, homophobic
    3%
  • Hardworking, Beautiful, Fit, Preppy, Driven
    41%
  • Heart-wrenchingly undiverse
    3%
  • Passionate
    6%
  • Passionate, hardworking, driven, enthusiastic
    9%
  • Preppy
    25%
  • Preppy, White, Hardworking
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
0%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.47 responses
Poll
9%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.106 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Academic Excellence
    6%
  • Amazing
    17%
  • Awful
    6%
  • Go Eags
    11%
  • Good
    6%
  • Great school, but not for me
    6%
  • We are BC
    50%

After Boston College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$67,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

1,303 reviews
  • Excellent
    206
  • Very Good
    502
  • Average
    446
  • Poor
    86
  • Terrible
    63
Great fit for me, and any hardworking, aspiring student!
  • College Sophomore
  • 23 days ago
BC degree looks great to potential employers
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago
Comprehensive academic experience, fun outside classroom
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago