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Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Gasson Quadrangle credit: BCLicious
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
9,647 Undergraduates
31% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
2467
(617) 552-8000
www.bc.edu

The Society of Jesus founded Boston College in 1863, and now it is one of the top 40 schools in the U.S. It is one of 28 Jesuit universities and colleges in the nation. Located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, this private research university sits on 340 acres of land. The university’s motto is “Ever to Excel.” Notable alumni include Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, actress Amy Poehler, basketball player Jared Dudley, U.S. Senator Ed Markey, actor Leonard Nimoy, U.S. Congressman Mike Capuano and football linebacker Luke Kuechly. The school’s colors are maroon and gold and its mascot is Baldwin the Eagle. Its sporting affiliations are NCAA Division I – ACC and Hockey East. The varsity sports teams, which are all called the Eagles, include men’s basketball, baseball, football and ice hockey, and women’s sailing, volleyball, lacrosse and basketball. The ice hockey team has won five NCAA team national championships. Boston College is the most popular college on Instagram, with more than 73,000 followers, and Gasson Hall is the third most popular college building on the social media site. If you take classes with the English department, you can learn about Disney films; courses on fairy tales are also offered.

Location

Chestnut Hill is an affluent New England village located six miles west of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Like all Massachusetts villages, Chestnut Hill is not an incorporated municipal entity. Unlike most Massachusetts villages, it encompasses parts of three separate municipalities, each located in a different county: the town of Brookline in Norfolk County; the city of Boston in Suffolk County , and the city of Newton in Middlesex County. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

72

restaurants score

Students
46%

Men

54%

Women

19

Average Age of Entering Students

99%

Live On Campus

132

New Transfer Students

Admissions
31%

Acceptance Rate

26%

Enrollment Yield

1260-1460

SAT Range

28,956

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$27,167

Typical Cost

$53,346

Average Tuition

53%

Recieve Financial Aid

98%

Have Loans

$19,000

Median Debt

Academics
14.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

8

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

146

Doctorates Awareded

Economics

Top Major

6

Faculty Awards

3

National Academy Members

46

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Notable, has some of best dorm food in the U.S.

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 273 on campus

Greek Life:

Important, there are 11 fraternities and 10 sororities

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends + around the city of Boston
Athletics
Football Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Basketball Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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