|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Students with disability||7%|
|Student to faculty ratio||14:1|
|Dormitory capacity||7,718 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Boston College is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 28,956 applications and only 9,017 students were granted admission. Boston College is at the #29 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 52% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 61% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1260 to 1460|
|ACT||30 to 33|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Boston College's tuition was $50,480 for all students regardless of residency (88.4% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 53% of Boston College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 12% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,640 (which is 5.5% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Boston College in 2016-2017, was 870, which is 38% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,025 (which is 31.7% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Boston College has enrolled a total of 14,466 students (13,150 students full-time and 1,316 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 14,466 students, 133 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and 9,870 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 4,596 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 39 students for distance studies.
Non-resident alien: 11%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%
Black/African American: 4%
Two or more races: 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Boston College.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||16%||903|
|Legal Professions And Studies||13%||713|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||11%||632|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||10%||527|
|Theology And Religious Vocations||3%||166|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||2%||132|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||2%||123|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Boston College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Boston College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $55,500. Last year, out of the total 2,215 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,082 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,771 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,577 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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