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Boston College

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Rating

Private

Type

15,981

Students

$56,780

Tuition

27%

Acceptance

#38

Ranking

Small City

Campus Setting

Chestnut Hill, MA

140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Boston College is a large private university located in Chestnut Hill, MA ranked 40thin the US. It has a total of 10,369 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 27.22% of applicants. Boston College offers 176 different majors and is best known for its applied psychology, operations management and supervision, and theological and ministerial studies programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With a tuition cost of $56,780 per year, Boston College is extremely costly. 89.53% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $72,500 per year, which is 75% above the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$57,910/Year
Above Average

Boston College

$57,910

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$75,886/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$35,212/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

27%Acceptance
Moderately Selective

Boston College

27%

National

69%
Sat

1340 - 1500

67% of students submit

Admissions Yield

24%

ACT

28 - 33

41% of students submit

Application Website

www.commonapp.org

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$80

Students

10,369Undergrads
Medium Student Population

Full-Time

2,326

Part-Time

0
Male

47%

In-state

83%

Female

53%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

2%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
9% Econometrics and Quantitative Economics9% Finance, General6% Social Work76% Others

9% Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

9% Finance, General

6% Social Work

76% Others

Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

9%

408 Graduates

Finance, General

9%

408 Graduates

Social Work

6%

274 Graduates

Speech Communication and Rhetoric

5%

221 Graduates

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

5%

213 Graduates

Political Science and Government, General

5%

208 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

4%

205 Graduates

Accounting

4%

177 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors13:113:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

13

Number of Library Books

1,459,144

Academic Spend per Student

$23,266

Full-time Retention Rate

95%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$57,000/Year

Boston College

$57,000

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$57,000

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$72,500

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

89%