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Boston College

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

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Boston College

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

About Boston College

Boston College (also referred to as BC) is a private Jesuit Catholic research university located in the affluent village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of downtown Boston. It has 9,100 full-time undergraduates and almost 5,000 graduate students. The university's name reflects its early history as a liberal arts college and preparatory school (now Boston College High School) in Dorchester. It is a member of the 568 Group and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Its main campus is a historic district and features some of the earliest examples of collegiate gothic architecture in North America.

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Location

Located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467, Middlesex County

Boston College Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2020 Best Colleges in America

#35 of 6828

2020 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

#5 of 173

2020 Top Religious Colleges in Massachusetts

#1 of 19

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Boston College is Business Management followed by Social Sciences, Education, Psychology and Legal.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Boston College within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni