Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Boston College Summary

What makes Boston College unique?

Boston College, or BC, is a private institution with a total undergraduate enrollment of roughly 14,000. Founded in the Jesuit tradition by Benedict Joseph Fenwick, BC has since expanded its initial course offerings from theology to include a wider range of liberal arts degree options. Boston College’s tuition and fees are comparable to local “Beantown” rival Boston University. BC is located at the end of the T Train line in Chestnut Hill, so students have the option of enjoying the collegiate campus life, or choosing to venture into the city for live sports, restaurants, and tourist activities. 

The university has a sprawling suburban campus that covers over 350 acres with historic gothic architecture and iconic Gasson Hall. Classes at BU follow a semester-based academic calendar, and the student-faculty ratio is a low 10:1, so average class sizes are typically under 20 students. 

Boston College is known for its competitive Carroll School of Management, Woods College of Advancing Studies, and Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program. Beyond academics, BC’s athletic teams compete in the ACC and are represented by their mascot, the Eagle. Their nationally renowned hockey program competes annually in the Bean Pot and the Frozen Four, which are local tournaments against rivals like Boston University, Harvard University, and Northeastern University. Notable alumni include fashion icon Clinton Kelly, actor Chris O’Donnell, and senator Ed Markey.

Boston College Review

A- Excellent
4.0625 Based on 4 Reviews
Career Preparation
B+
Students and Culture
A
Facilities
A
Activities and Groups
A

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Boston College.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

1581 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
96
81
 
 
Accounting and Related Services, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Applied Economics
 
 
0
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
5
200
 
 
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
 
69
 
 
 
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
 
357
44
 
7
Economics, General
 
40
0
 
4
Economics, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
 
36
 
 
 
Finance, General
 
303
101
0
4
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
127
 
 
 
Operations Management and Supervision
 
29
 
 
 
Organizational Behavior Studies
 
 
0
 
1
Organizational Leadership
 
 
54
 
 
Telecommunications Management
 
 
23
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1411 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American/United States Studies/Civilization
 
0
 
 
 
Applied Psychology
 
156
 
 
 
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
1
3
 
 
Comparative Literature
 
 
 
 
0
Counseling Psychology
 
 
0
 
6
Developmental and Child Psychology
 
 
11
 
6
Divinity/Ministry
 
 
2
 
 
History, General
 
76
13
 
1
International/Global Studies
 
162
 
 
 
Islamic Studies
 
4
 
 
 
Linguistics
 
7
1
 
 
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
 
 
62
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
1
 
 
0
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
 
 
1
 
 
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
 
 
2
 
 
Philosophy
 
57
13
 
4
Political Science and Government, General
 
194
10
 
4
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
0
 
 
Psychology, General
 
154
1
 
 
Religious Education
 
 
 
 
2
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
 
 
 
1
Russian Studies
 
0
1
 
 
Social Psychology
 
 
0
 
0
Social Sciences, General
 
2
 
 
 
Social Work
 
 
266
 
8
Sociology
 
44
3
 
8
Theology/Theological Studies
 
14
97
 
13

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

755 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
12
 
 
 
Biology Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
Chemistry Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
9
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
0
1
13
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
 
0
 
 
Education, Other
 
1
150
 
 
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
 
 
0
0
0
Educational Evaluation and Research
 
 
12
0
8
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
8
1
0
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
 
 
10
 
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
36
0
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
111
12
 
1
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
9
2
 
1
French Language Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
4
 
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
64
0
4
History Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
International and Comparative Education
 
 
11
 
 
Italian Language and Literature
 
0
3
 
 
Latin Language and Literature
 
 
0
 
 
Latin Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
3
0
 
 
Physics Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
0
0
 
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
 
 
 
1
Russian Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
1
0
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
21
 
 
 
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
1
 
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
9
3
 
0
Spanish Language Teacher Education
 
1
0
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
0
0
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
221
 
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
 
11
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

551 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
 
72
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
208
0
 
5
Chemistry, General
 
22
4
 
16
Financial Mathematics
 
 
0
 
0
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
7
8
 
 
Geophysics and Seismology
 
 
0
 
 
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
 
91
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
80
1
 
6
Natural Sciences
 
2
 
 
 
Neuroscience
 
 
1
 
6
Physics, General
 
12
3
 
7

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

234 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
0
 
 
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
 
 
0
 
 
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing
 
 
0
 
 
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
 
 
109
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
 
14
 
 
Nurse Anesthetist
 
 
0
 
 
Nursing Science
 
 
 
 
7
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
 
 
0
 
 
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
0
 
 
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
 
 
 
2
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
102
 
 
 
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
0
 
 

154 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
 
77
 
 
 
Information Science/Studies
 
77
 
 
 

32 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
11
 
 
 
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
7
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
9
 
 
 
Music, General
 
5
 
 
 

28 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Environmental Science
 
12
 
 
 
Environmental Studies
 
16
 
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Boston College.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education
Specialized Institution Accreditations
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
  • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
  • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
  • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

B+ Great
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

3.5 Based on 4 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1979

    None back then dark agrs

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Bachelor's of Science in Nursing , Class of 1981

    DIRECT training for a profession, career counseling

    4 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.25 Based on 4 Reviews
  • Alumni
    B. S. Marketing, Class of 1985

    At the time there was some diversity. A mix of wealthy and working class families; different ethnicities - but they were a minority.

    4 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.25 Based on 4 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1979

    It was so long ago. Nice enough

    3 Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4.25 Based on 4 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Bachelor's of Science in Nursing , Class of 1981

    Social Club, Parties in the dorm

    5 Rated January 2016

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