ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Boston College is located in Boston’s quiet and residential Chestnut Hill neighborhood, some 20 minutes from downtown, at the end of a subway line. The name is somewhat misleading, as BC is actually a full-fledged research university with nine schools and colleges, enrolling a total of about 12,000 students. Founded by Jesuits in 1863, the university is one of the largest Roman Catholic schools in the United States. The main campus is set on a hilltop (known as „the Heights“) and features mostly Gothic Revival architecture with a few modern additions, including a new science building, and lots of green spaces in between. Named as one of 25 „New Ivies“ by Newsweek magazine in 2006 for its strong academics and overall appeal, Boston College has become increasingly popular: 75 percent of BC students come from outside Massachussetts, and Catholics comprise about 70 percent of the student body. Academically, the university’s main strengths are in the sciences and management, but there is also a strong emphasis on the arts. For more information, see www.bc.edu/bc-web/about.html.
MOST POPULAR MAJORS
Political science, communications, biology, economics, finance, English, physics, chemistry, theology. For a complete list of undergraduate programs of study see www.bc.edu/bc-web/academics/majors-minors.html#majors
Undergraduate students: 9,300
Graduate students: 4,400
International students: 6.5%
Student-to-faculty ration: 12:1
Classes with fewer than 20 students: 49,2%
4-year graduation rate: 89%
Selectivity: Most selective
Fall 2015 acceptance rate: 29%
SAT test scores (middle 50%): 680-750 (Reading), 660-760 (Math)
ACT test scores (middle 50%): 30-33
Recommended minimum TOEFL:
Application deadline: Jan 1
Tuition and fees: $51,296
Room and board: $13,818
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Boston College does not provide financial aid to international students.
HOW TO APPLY
For detailed information about the application process for international students, see www.bc.edu/admission/undergrad/process/international.html.