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Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue,
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts – 2467 
Phone: 
(617)552-8000

ADMISSION

Percent Admitted

19%

Admissions Yield

33%

Applicants Total

39,846

Admissions Total

7,587

ENROLLMENT

Boston College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,955 and a student faculty ratio of 14:1.

Total entering students at the undergraduate level, fall 2021
2,750
Total Enrollment
15,577
Undergraduate Enrollment
9,955
Graduate Enrollment
5,622
Full-time Retention Rate, 2021
95
Student-to-faculty Ratio
14
Enrolled Total
2,516

FEES

The total tuition and fees for Boston College is $

  • Undergraduate Application Fee:
    $80
  • Total Tuition and Fees:
    $61,706
  • Total Tuition and Fees for In-State Students:
    $80,658
  • Total Tuition and Fees for Out of State Students:
    $80,658

ACT Requirements​

20%

Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT

33%

ACT Composite 25th Percentile

34%

ACT Composite 75th Percentile

SAT Requirements

Successful applicants to Boston College scored between a 1420 – 1530 on the SAT’s. The average SAT score is a 1480. Roughly 30% of applicants submitted SAT scores.

SAT Statistics
Percentiles
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT:
30%
SAT Reading and Writing 25th Percentile Score:
700
SAT Reading and Writing 75th Percentile Score:
750
SAT Math 25th Percentile Score:
720
SAT Math 75th Percentile Score:
780

Admissions Criteria

The Boston College evaluates applicants based on a variety of factors including secondary school GPA, secondary school rank, secondary school record, recommendations, and admission test scores. The following table illustrates the importance of each according to the Common Data Set (CDS).

Secondary school GPA
Required
Secondary school rank
Recommended
Secondary school record
Required
Recommendations
Required
Admission test scores
Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Required

Diversity Statistics: Race & Ethnicity

Diversity Statistics
%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Black or African American
4%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Hispanic/Latino
11%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are White
57%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Race/ethnicity unknown
4%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
11%

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

51% of students at Boston College are awarded financial aid with an average package of $48,693. Financial aid is based on the parental income and sometimes assets to determine the amount of eligible aid a student may receive.

51%

Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid

$48,693

Average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid awarded

$30,159

Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid

Graduation Statistics

Boston College has an average graduation rate of 88% within 4 years and 91% within 6 years. At Boston College, 2,452 students earn a bachelors, 1,404 receive a master’s, and 355 receive their doctorate.

Roughly n/a% of the student body are from foreign countries,n/a% in-state, and n/a% out-of-state.
Generally speaking, colleges and universities accept more in-state applicants than out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants have a higher probability of acceptance, with admissions being the most competitive for foreign students.

Graduation Statistics
Percent of first-time undergraduates – in-state
n/a%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – out-of-state
n/a%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – foreign countries
n/a%
Number of students receiving a Bachelor’s degree
2,452
Number of students receiving a Master’s degree
1,404
Number of students receiving a Doctor’s degree
355
Graduation rate, total cohort
91
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 4 years, total
88
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 6 years, total
91