Boston College Profile


Boston College, founded in 1863, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. Programs are offered through the Schools of Education and Nursing; the College of Arts and Sciences; and the Carroll School of Management. Its 240-acre campus is located in Chestnut Hill, overlooking the city of Boston.


Entrance Difficulty: Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 30% of 29,289 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: Yes
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: January 1

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Important
Extracurricular Activities: Important

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math: 685 average 640-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading:  655 average  610-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 675 average  630-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 31 average  29-32 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance:  $57,179
Tuition and Fees: In-state: $42,204
Room and Board: $12,875
Average Percent of Need Met: 100%
Average Freshman Award: $31,597
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $19,514


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 725
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-59 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Institutional Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 002128: Free

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