Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA
4-year
Medium
Urban
Christian college

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Questions and Answers about Boston College

Victoria D.
4 months ago
Is there a public database of previously transferred courses that BC has accepted?
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Are doctoral students offered a teaching fellowship while at Boston College?
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Can you not be catholic and still feel like a member of the Boston College community?
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Majors offered at Boston College

Biggest majors
Finance and Financial Management Services
Economics
Biology, General

Academics at Boston College

1320-1490
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
31-34
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Selectivity
Selective (28% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Boston College Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Boston College Students17%16%52%21%3%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Boston College Students
17%
81%
Male
Female
< 2% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Boston College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Executive Director90k
Software Engineer88k
Associate Attorney85k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)78k
Marketing Manager73k
Operations Manager67k
Social Worker49k
Based on 12,775 student responses
64.5kAvg. Early Career Pay
119.7kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
43%in High-Meaning careers
13%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Boston College

Boston College financial aid

Grants per year
Loans per year

Student reviews of Boston College

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Comfortable dorms
Great internship and research opportunities
Safe campus
Accessible and helpful professors
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Golshan Zaheri
Gardening
Ice Skating
Business And Entrepreneurship

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I received a great education at Boston College. The connections I made are really valuable and have helped me in my career growth. The professors at the university are highly educated and are ready to pass that knowledge on to the students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The population that attends the school tends to be homogeneous. More diversity would have been great.

Ahvianna Elysse
Photography and Photo Editing
Singing
Writing
Music + 6 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

Boston College has a great student experience with Boston, a train ride away, and all the green space on campus. Finding a major and coursework that you enjoy is easy and I have had a lot of classes that were simply made by the professor's excitement. The work is hard and the studying is even harder, but it's all worth it when you have all of this real-world experience that bolsters your knowledge.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The school's sticker price is misleading, especially as it raises more and more each year you attend and the institution's financial aid packages don't reflect that increase. As my studies have stayed relatively the same, I can't as confidently say the loans were worth the price. Note: one entire year was spent outside of the classroom as BC followed CDC guidelines.

Anne Meacham
Robotics
Soccer
Math
Art + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the professors and the small class sizes because it is more personal than a 300+ person lecture. I love that BC encourages you to volunteer and they have volunteer partners ready to help you find a good place to volunteer. The social life at BC is a little difficult at times because there is a divide between those passionate about academics and those passionate about experiences. This can be overcome after the first year :). The food is amazing and they always try to do something different so that you do not get tired of it too quickly. Boston College is a T-ride away from the city which is also an experience.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Social life could be a little awkward at times. The tuition is a bit too high but worth it. Overall BC is a great school.

Elizabeth Mortati
Singing
Wakeboarding
Photography and Photo Editing

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Boston College is a community full of students who want to learn so they can go out into the world and make positive changes. Academics are rigorous, so you will be working hard all the time. Professors want to help you succeed, but you often have to make the effort to reach out to them for extra help. Lots of opportunities available on campus, in the surrounding area, and through the alumni network.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The housing process typically has a lot of drama associated with it and many friendships are lost. This is something that I've heard about most schools, but it is still upsetting that this happens at BC.

Veronica Ng
Hiking And Backpacking
Knitting
Baking
Golf + 3 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Boston College provides the perfect balance between social life and academics. The campus is close to Boston while also having your own BC hub. Football season is exciting and there's lots to do on campus. Professors are extremely helpful when you need help.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

BC is about a 30-40 minute train ride to Boston so if you are looking to go into the city often, it is not the most convenient.

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