Boston College Teaching Programs
Boston College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The location of Boston College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
Boston College Rankings
We have ranked Boston College as #37 out of 545 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 22 colleges in Massachusetts, it is ranked at #2.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Boston College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Boston College.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Boston College has earned from around the web.
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|#45||Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates||College Factual|
|#52||Highest Paid Education Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is Boston College?
Contact details for Boston College are given below.
|Address:||140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467|
How Do I Get Into Boston College?
You can apply to Boston College online at: www.commonapp.org
Admission Requirements for Boston College
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Boston College?
Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 36%, and the acceptance rate for women is 30%.
Average Test Scores
About 60% of students accepted to Boston College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 660 and 760. Math scores were between 660 and 730.
Can I Afford Boston College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Boston College, approximately 41% of students took out student loans averaging $4,097 a year. That adds up to $16,388 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Boston College is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Boston College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,846 graduate students at the school.
Of the 9,666 full-time undergraduates at Boston College, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Boston College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||385|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,105|
Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Boston College. At this time, 47 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 104 countries are represented at Boston College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Spain.
Online Learning at Boston College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Boston College has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 18th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Boston College
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Boston College was 387.1%. This is the #90 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Boston College regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Boston College Teaching Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Harvey D. Egan under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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