Boston College Summary

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Ford Memorial Tower, Burns Library

Basic Statistics

Location
Chestnut Hill, MA
Website
www.bc.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
9,533
Part-Time Undergrads
304
Setting
Small city
In-State Tuition
$43,878
Out-of-State Tuition
$43,878
Room & Board
$12,608
Acceptance Rate
29 %
Admission Difficulty
Hard
Average SAT Scores
1900–2180
Average ACT Scores
29–32

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Gorgeous campus
  • Proximity to city
  • Excellent education
  • Awesome athletics

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Minimal diversity
  • Depressing weather
  • Not enough housing
  • No parking

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

The general feeling seems to be that Boston College is a wonderful school and an incredible experience. However, the first few years can be tough, as you may not be prepared for the enormity of the college experience. If you’re from a very diverse high school, you will certainly be shocked at the very different atmosphere that will surround you at BC. Furthermore, so many of your peers can appear like they’re having the time of their lives, and you might feel like you’re faking it, especially at first. Yet, staying the course is absolutely worth it, as Boston College is a wonderful institution with many dynamic people who will truly challenge and amaze you. If you give the school a little time to grow on you, it certainly will and you’ll be really glad you gave it
a chance.

Also keep in mind that while parties and tailgates are enjoyable, they are not the only things college life is about. Yes, you want to have fun, and you will once you get to know people a little better, but there are other reasons you came here. Remember that you are going to college to receive an exceptional college education, and Boston College will certainly deliver that and then some. Friendships flourish, enriching academics abound, and you’ll walk away a changed person.

Boston College Student Reviews

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5 College Junior

Facilities: Campus is beautiful, lots of green space

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Variety of class sizes, lots of core requirements

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Career center active on campus

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Campus policies are very strict, but only if you get caught. Regardless though, one should abide by the policies.

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