Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

About Boston College

Boston College is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. At least 80% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and at least half of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. Graduate degrees are available in more than half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional education may also be available within other professional fields and related health professions. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with the majority of students enrolled in undergrad programs. 25-49% of students are enrolled in graduate programs.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate10,076
Student Age% Under 2570%
 % 25 and Over30%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time82%
 % Part-time18%
Race/Ethnicity% White65.7%
 % Black4.6%
 % Asian8.3%
 % Latino6.4%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown8.4%
 % International student6%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyFilm, Video, TV
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted31%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled25%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT80%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT20%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800700 / 800
 SAT Writing630 / 800720 / 800
 SAT Math640 / 800730 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite29 / 3632 / 36
 ACT English29 / 3634
 ACT Writing8 / 1210 / 12
 ACT Math28 / 3633 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$70
 Graduate Application Fee$75
 In-State Tuition & Fees$40,542
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$40,542
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid55%
 % Undergraduates with Loans39%
 % Undergraduates with Grants39%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$900
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$12,082
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,600
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,100
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,100
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,100

Neighborhood Data for the Chestnut Hill Area

Median Age39.4
Median Household Income$109,724
Total Population84,583
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total46.7% 53.3%
 Age 0-949.6%50.4%
 Age 10-1748.4%51.6%
 Age 18-2445.8%54.2%
 Age 25-2947.1%52.9%
 Age 30-3946.5%53.5%
Race/Ethnicity% White82.5%
 % Black2.5%
 % Asian11.7%
 % Latino4.1%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)2.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$12,082
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,600
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,434
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50018.4%27.0%3.3%
 $500 to $7492.8%4.9%0.0%
 $750 to $99910.2%5.3%4.6%
 Over $100068.6%62.9%90.3%
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