Boston College

1,315 reviews
  1. Chestnut Hill, MA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A
Boston College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Website

Boston College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
34%
SAT Range
1270-1460
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$26,335/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,714/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,255/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,180/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,264/ year
  • $110k+
    $46,144/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.75 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,526Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Hardworking, Beautiful, Fit, Preppy, Driven
    36%
  • Preppy
    18%
  • Passionate, hardworking, driven, enthusiastic
    14%
  • Passionate
    9%
  • Stereotypical, hardworking, actively involved
    9%
  • Preppy, White, Hardworking
    5%
  • Preppy, white, hardworking, beautiful, passionate.
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.121 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • We are BC
    50%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Academic Excellence
    12%
  • Go Eags
    6%
  • Good
    6%
  • Meh
    6%
  • Awful
    3%

After Boston College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$67,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses

Reviews

1,315 reviews
  • Excellent
    206
  • Very Good
    509
  • Average
    449
  • Poor
    88
  • Terrible
    63
The food itself does not taste bad, but the options are so mundane. There are always specials, and usually they are ethnic. Sushi comes about once every week and a half, they cook Chinese, Indian, traditional Hispanic, and Mexican food. If you're looking from a health standpoint you're not going to want to touch these options. Your best best is to stick to the salad bar, grilled chicken, or salmon… every…single…night. Late night options will service you until 2 am, but everything is a heart attack on a plate: chicken tenders, fries, mozzarella sticks, fries, onion rings, fries, milkshakes, and fries. We swipe for every single you buy, its not a "swipe an eat all you want" meal plan, so watch your budget!
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 8 2013
Boston College housing is pretty good. I am a freshman and lived a mile away from campus, called the Newton Campus, about half of the freshman class lives and also where the BC law school is located. People usually hate on newton because you have to take the shuttle bus to the main campus where everything happens. Many students at first feel secluded because no one wants to be a mile a way from campus, but thats what makes Newton such a great freshman community! You bond over the fact your away from the main campus and you make close relationships quickly! I loved it because it felt like you got to go home at the end of a very stressful day. Living on newton, you dont have to care about the many judgmental eyes of upperclassmen watching you in the dining hall, you're surrounded by only freshman. The downside is, you'll have to get up earlier to catch the bus (that takes about 10 min to get to main), and you'll have to get by the last 2 am bus on weekends( meaning you may have to leave parties a bit early or sleep over a friend's dorm on upper). Overall Housing is comfortable and clean. No complaints from a freshman's point of view! a little different for upperclassmen though...
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 18 2015
Overall, BC not only offers an excellent academic education, but it offers tons of different opportunities to get involved in a variety of activities ranging from service trips to club sports. Although some issues persist at BC, the benefits of having a great university with an awesome sports culture outweighs any sort of complaint I could have. I am very happy with my decision to come to BC and the quality education it provides!
  • College Sophomore
  • 12 months ago