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
I enjoyed my 4 years at Boston College. In terms of academics it was second to none. As as psychology and theology major, I found that my professors were involved in clinical practice and theological research, respectively, which enriched my educational experience. I was able to receive information that one couldn't get from someone who was not actively involved in that area of study. The work was rigorous, yet meaningful. There were clubs and opportunities for everyone and always events to attend both academic and social. The campus is beautiful and feels like home. The dorms can be a little tight. My biggest issue was the diversity. There were very few students of color and the voice of students of color was often silenced. Being a student of color on this campus can be difficult; however, we were able to establish a community, which strengthened my ethnic identity.
  • Alum
  • 27 days ago
White privilege is the definition of Boston College. The acedemics here are great and it's kind of near Boston, but those are the only positive things about this school. The workload is extremely demanding, and most people at BC suck. The vast majority of students are white, religious, preppy, well off, and live in a bubble. Every guy on campus has short hair, wears khakis, boat shoes, and collared shirts. The party scene sucks. A lot of people drink here, but that's about it. Only a handful of people smoke weed on a regular basis. If you even mention a hard drug, people will freak out. The administration is also very conservative, which causes lots of problems for students. We have an entire police force on our campus with nothing better to do than arrest drunk college kids. If you're looking to have a good time in college, or if you're interesting, this isn't the school for you.
  • Freshman
  • 11 days ago
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