Boston College Overview


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Located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, Boston College is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith.

In the most recent statistical year 29,486 prospective students applied, and 8,405 were granted admission. Of those admitted 2,162 enrolled in the school. 13,069 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,285 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2015/2016, excluding room and board, is $48,540 plus fees of $784.

Boston College is ranked 39 nationally in the tonbori.info 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Graduation Rate

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Boston College. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Boston College is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

4 Years

87% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

90% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

91% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164924 IPEDS survey data for Boston College.

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