Boston College

Boston College Ranking

country rank: 101
world rank: 189

University Overview

Boston College ranking was established in 1863 and is a non-profit private higher education university based in the broad city between Chestnut Hill (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants) in Massachusetts. Boston College (BC) is a massive (Topuniversitieslist registration range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education university officially associated with the Christian-Catholic faith. It is approved by the New England Commission on Higher Education. In a variety of fields of research, Boston College (BC) provides classes and programmes leading to formally accredited higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. For further details, see the degree levels and areas of research matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 157-year-old American university has a preferential enrollment program focused on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. This US higher education institution has an acceptance scale of 20-30%, rendering it a very selective institution. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply.Boston College ranking  also offers a library, accommodation, athletic equipment, financial assistance and/or grants, study abroad and exchange schemes, online classes and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services to students.

Boston College Ranking

University Identity

Name Boston College
Acronym BC
Founded 1863
Motto Ever to Excel
Colours Maroon and gold

University Location

Address 140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill 02467-3809 Massachusetts United States
Tel +1 (617) 552 8000
Fax +1 (617) 552 8828

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Devlin Hall 208 Chestnut Hill 02467-3809 (617) 552 3100 800 360 2522

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Jesuit - www.jesuit.org

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Boston College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,482,343 physical volumes, 298,999 physical media, 38,756 digital/electronic medium and 994 licensed digital/electronic databases. Boston College's library has 7 branches.
Housing Yes Boston College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 7,721 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

568 Group International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) National Athletic Association (NAA) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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