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Boston College

Boston College

+1 617-552-3100

140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA USA 2467

Boston College (BC) is a private institution that was founded in 1863. Located just outside downtown Boston, Massachusetts, BC is the first school of higher education to be established in Boston. The college was founded by the Society of Jesus, otherwise known as the Jesuits. Respected worldwide as a center for academic excellence and research, BC is well known for its liberal arts instruction and its commitment to community service. Its many notable alumni include the first female NFL coach Jen Walter, actress and comedienne Amy Poehler, and former Presidential candidate John Kerry.

Ranked 30 in the nation, BC is a very selective school. Its acceptance rate is 26% and its graduation rate is 92%. BC’s tuition rate is $60,530. Over 14,000 undergraduates and postgraduates are enrolled. The college offers over 100 undergraduate majors and over 60 postgraduate programs. BC follows a semester-based academic calendar.

BC’s suburban campus extends across 376 acres. While the school is known for academic discovery, students also have ample opportunities for recreation and socialization. Students can join more than 200 clubs and organizations. More than 1,000 students participate in study abroad each year. Plus, BC has nearly 30 NCAA Division I teams, known as the Eagles, who compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Multiple intramural and club sports are also available. There is no Greek system on campus. Keeping with its Jesuit Heritage, the college promotes several opportunities for community service, which include Habitat for Humanity, international immersions, and more.

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