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Study at Boston College

Boston College, BC, is a private university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. It is one of the oldest Jesuit, Catholic universities in the U. S. The campus is spread over 381 acres. Boston College is called ‘The Heights'due to its lofty aspirations and elevated location on Chestnut Hill.

Boston College confers more than 4, 000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study. BC comprises nine schools and colleges:

  • The Boston College Law School
  • The Carroll School of Management
  • The College of Arts and Sciences
  • The Connell School of Nursing
  • The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • The Graduate School of Social Work
  • The Law School
  • The Lynch School of Education
  • The Woods College of Advancing Studies
The mascot for all Boston College athletic teams is the Eagle and the BC's teams are generally known as The Eagles.

Profile of Boston College

BC is in Chestnut Hill, MA. Chestnut Hill is a small city. The school is classified as a Roman Catholic college. BC is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at BC include media.

BC Selectivity

Not all applicants to the school are accepted. Just 27% of applicants in 2007 were accepted at BC. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 710 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 630 to 720 in 2007.


The most successful professors at BC are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 14, 621 students study at BC .

Student Life

Very few students at the school attend part-time. BC offers a real campus feel. The school makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students participate in Atlantic Coast Conference athletics.

BC Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management946finance, business management, accounting, marketing, business administration, organizational behavior, operations management
Liberal Arts886English, history, political science, economics, sociology, international relations, Spanish language, Classical languages, . . .
Education and Teaching526curriculum and instruction, education courses, elementary school teaching, higher education administration, secondary teaching, educational administration, educational research, early childhood Education
Media248communication studies
Science244biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, geological and earth sciences, geology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine216registered nursing, nursing administration, adult health nursing, nurse practitioner, various nursing, nurse anesthetist, pediatric nursing, mental health nursing, . . .
Family and Social Work206social work
Religion and Philosophy205philosophy, theology, pastoral Counselling, religious Education
Therapy and Counselling199psychology, Counselling psychology
office and Administration67business support services
Fine Arts30art history and criticism, fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering28computer science, information science
Drama and Performing Arts17various performing arts
Photography and Commercial Art12film studies

Contact: BC

Boston College

140 Commonwealth Ave

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

General Phone: (617) 552-8000

http://www.BC. EDU

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