Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral
College Type: Private
Academic Calendar: Semester
Boston College is a private university located in Chestnut Hill, a suburb of Boston with easy access to the city. Boston College was founded in 1863 by the Jesuits. Today it is one of the oldest Jesuit university in the U.S., and the Jesuit university with the largest endowment. The campus is distinguished by its stunning Gothic architecture, and the college has a partnership with beautiful St. Ignatius Church. The school always places high on rankings of national universities, and it is among the top Catholic colleges and universities. The undergraduate business program is particularly strong. BC also has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. The Boston College Eagles compete in the NCAA Division 1-A Atlantic Coast Conference.
Most Popular Majors
Biology, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Finance, History, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology
Total Students: 14836
Total Grad Students: 4941
Undergraduate Students: 9895
Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Percent Male: 48%
Percent Female: 52%
Alumni Giving Rate: %
Graduation and Retention Information
Four-Year Graduation Rate: 87%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 91%
Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010
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Chesnut Hill Massachusetts 2467
Main Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Phone: 617-552-8000
Transfer Services Contact:
International Admissions Contact:
Applying to Transfer
Common App Used? Yes
High School Transcript Required? Yes
Minimum GPA for Applying:
The transfer admission process at Boston College is highly selective. A minimum college GPA of a 3.0 is required to submit a transfer application. Increased competition in recent cycles has resulted in a mean grade point average of 3.6 among admitted students.
Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit may be granted for courses taken at regionally accredited institutions when coursework is similar to that offered at Boston College and a grade of at least a C has been earned.
Students have completed or more transferable credits at a regionally accredited institution may apply for transfer admission. Of the credit hours required for graduation, a max of 60 credits may be transferred from another college/university.
Test Scores for Applying:
Applicants are required to submit official copies of either the SAT I or the ACT. Applicants may not waive this requirement on the basis of completed (unless more than 5 years have passed since an applicant's graduation from high school).
Letters of Recommendation Required:
Complete the Personal Information section and submit it to a college professor/instructor who has recently taught you an academic subject. If you have been out of school for more than 1 year, present this form to an advisor/employer for completion.
Transfer applicants must submit one required essay. The essay topic can be found on page 4 of the Transfer Common Application.
Students should submit both the Supplemental Application and the $70 application fee at CommonApp.org as soon as possible.
Transfer applicants to Boston College must complete the Transfer Common Application. Please note that transfer applicants should also submit the Mid-term Grade Report and Boston College Supplemental Application forms.
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Standardized Testing Notes:
Transfer Percentage Accepted: %
Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 28%
Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -28%
Admissions Data From: Fall 2010
Other Expenses: 1200
Room and Board: 12324
Tuition and Fees: 42204
Total Cost: 56728
Note on Costs:
Costs Data From: 2011-12
General Financial Aid Information:
The Office of Student Services administers federal financial aid programs that include Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans and Work-Study, as well as need-based institutional undergrad grant & scholarship programs and undergrad state scholarship & loan programs.
CSS/Profile Used? Yes
Own Financial Aid Form? No
Average Amount of Aid – Grants:
Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4070
Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 56%
Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 44%
Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 42%
Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010