Boston College - [BC], Massachusetts, Chestnut Hill

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    Boston College (BC) Chestnut Hill Courses, Rankings, Admission Criteria, Fee & Scholarships

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    Located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, Boston College is a small Roman Catholic research university that was established more than 150 years ago in 1863. The institute is a coveted name in the US Education System that offers admissions to bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and various certification programs. Degrees are offered in the disciplines of business, computer science, education, journalism and much more.

    The undergraduate student population at the institute is nearly 9,901 and the graduate student population is 4,846. Nealry 8% of the total candidates consists of international students seeking to enroll at the college to study in the USA. The institute provides a personalized education experience to its aspirants with a student to teacher ratio of around 11:1.

    The organization has cultural ties to Dorchester's Boston College High School, as both the high school and college once were on one campus in Boston's South End. Its main building is a historic district and features some of North America's earliest examples of gothic collegiate architectural style.

    The acceptance rate of the university is 28% suggesting highly difficult chances of getting into the university. Students need to score high in their academics as well in the standardized exams to stand chances of getting admission into Boston College.

    Boston College Rankings

    Boston College has been featured in the top four among MIT, Harvard, and Tufts by American gold-rated university ranking website US News & World Report.

      • Princeton University has ranked it #1 among National Universities in the US. 
      • Times Higher Education ranked it #54 in World University Rankings 
      • Times Higher Education ranked it #71- #80in World Reputation Rankings
      • US News & World Report ranked it #35 in National University Rankings 
    • QS ranked it #=454 in Global World University Rankings

    US News & World Report Rankings 2021

    Boston College has increased 2 positions in National University Ranking as per US News & World Report. It was 37th last year and it ranks 35th as per the data released in September 2020. 

    • #35 in National Universities
    • #8 in Best Undergraduate Teaching
    • #42 in Best Value Schools
    • #25 in Most Innovative Schools 
    • #259 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
    • #13 in First-Year Experiences 
    • #4 in Service Learning
    • #16 in Study Abroad 
    • #44 in Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects 


    University Type Private
    Year of Establishment 1863
    Campus Setting Suburban
    Application Fee 80 USD
    Application Deadline January 1
    Acceptance Rate 28% (class of 2023)
    ELP Test Scores Required for international students
    Financial Aid Scholarships/ Grants/ Awards available
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    Boston College Programs, Campus and Accommodation


    • The main campus of Boston College is located in Chestnut Hill and has a land area of 175 acres. Besides this, the college has a middle campus and satellite campuses in Newton, Massachusetts and Brighton.
    • It was designed in 1908 by Charles Donagh Maginnis and his company Maginnis & Walsh, the campus at Boston College is a landmark representation of the Gothic Collegiate design. The fusion of Gothic Revival Design with Beaux-Arts architectural concepts.
    • Boston College offers on-campus dining facilities at various salad bars, coffee shops, restaurants etc. The Office of Health Promotions offers health programs, anonymous free screenings and health assessments. Other campus facilities include sports and recreation centres, the career centre, the McMullen and the Robsham Theatre.
    • The College recognizes around 300 student clubs and organizations focusing on culture, politics, academics and much more. Being a part of these clubs help students network with others around campus and develop their social and leadership skills.
    • The Office of Student Involvement is responsible for promoting social interactions among students. Popular events include the Senior Week, Ever to Excel Award Ceremony, concerts, homecoming dances, college trips etc.

    Boston College Housing facilities/Residence

    • Boston College offers on-campus accommodation to its students in over 30 residence halls. There are 7 living and learning communities also available.
    • The traditional dorm-style halls are available in single, double, triple and quadruple occupancy options. Suite style housing and apartments are also available.
    • All rooms offered by the college are furnished with at least a bed, a desk, a dresser and a closet. Students are responsible for bringing their own linen.
    • Housekeeping is available for public areas in the residence halls. Laundry Service, Dry Cleaning Service and Mail Delivery Service are available.
    • The Office of Disability Services provides special assistance to students with disabilities in finding suitable housing. The Office of Student Outreach and Support Services strive to cultivate a sense of inclusion for the LGBTQIA+ community.

    Boston College Courses

    • Boston College has 8 schools including the Carroll School of Management and the R. J. Morrissey School of Arts & Sciences that offers a range of courses for international students at undergraduate and graduate level. About 58 majors are offered to undergraduate students. Graduate degrees offered include M.S.T, M.S, and M.A.
    • Economics and Finance are among the most popular undergraduate majors at Boston College followed by Biology, Biological sciences etc.
    • The Carroll School of Management offers 2 variants of the MBA degree. A full-time MBA for 2 years and a part-time program which can be completed in 3 years are available.
    • Besides this, the College also offers continuing education programs for adults coming back to school and professional opportunities for working individuals looking to accelerate their career trajectory.
    • 14% of the total student population at the institute is pursuing Economics while around 13% are studying Finance. Other important subjects are Biological Sciences, Speech Communication, and others.

    Top Programs at Boston College

    Programs Fees Per Annum
    M.B.A $53,250
    M.Sc Finance $54,420
    B.A Computer Science $54,420
    B.Sc Nursing $43,800
    B.Sc Mathematics $51,000

    Boston College Application Process

    How to apply?

    Application Portal: UG Level; PG Level: Varies by program

    Application Fee: 80 USD

    Application Deadline: January 1(Regular Decision)

    Basic Admission Requirements

    Documents Required: Common Application with the Boston College Writing Supplement, High School Transcripts, Teacher’s Evaluations/ Grade Reports, Standardized Test Scores, ELP Test Scores, Certificate of Finances

    Requirements for Graduate Admissions: Undergraduate Degree, Letters of Recommendation, Personal Essay, Current Resume.

    English Language Proficiency Scores

    Recommended ELP Test Scores for Boston College applicants are

    Test Name Minimum Score Required
    TOEFL (iBT) 100
    TOEFL (PBT) 600
    IELTS 7.5

    The requirement for ELP Test Scores may be waived by the College under the following circumstances

    • If the applicant has an SAT-EBRW score of above 650 or an ACT English Score above 29.
    • If the applicant has attended high school in an English speaking country for at least 3 years.

    Boston College Cost of Attendance

    The distribution of expenses in the form of an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US when enrolled at Boston College is as mentioned below.are mentioned here

    Type of Expense Undergraduate Cost (USD)/ year Graduate Cost (USD)
    Tuition Fee 59,050 Full time MBA- 27,690/ sem
    Mandatory Fees 1,397 63 (student activity fee) 45 (ID card fee) 3,120 (medical insurance)
    Rent & Food 15,220 15,485
    Books & Supplies 2,850 13,00
    Personal Expenses 5,200 3,255
    Orientation Fee 575 -
    Estimated Total 80,867 -

    Boston College Scholarships/Financial Aid for International Students

    • Boston College offers very limited financial aid options in the form of scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Thus international students should be prepared to finance the full cost of their education at Boston College.
    • Graduate students are eligible for Fellowships and assistantships to fund their studies.
    • I-20 forms wouldn't be sent to admitted students until they have validated that they can comply completely with the financial commitments set out in the Finance Certification.

    The Presidential Scholarship (covers full tuition amount): 15 merit-based scholarships are awarded every year to students with outstanding academic and leadership abilities. All freshman students who apply before November 1 are automatically considered for the award. The scholarship is renewable up to 4 years.

    Boston College Alumni Network

    • Becoming a part of the alumni network allows former students to stay connected with their alma mater. As well as reap additional benefits such as career advice from the College Career Centre.
    • Famous alumni members include
      • Steve Barry (M.D- Goldman Sachs)
      • Darcel Clark (DA Bronx district)
      • R. N. Burns (a member of US State Department)

    Boston College Placements

    • Boston College has a decent placement record for its graduate students.
    • The class of 2019 has recorded an average starting salary of 71,018 USD.
    • A total of 94% of students from batch ’19 got employment opportunities.
    • More than 90% of graduate students from the class of 2019 looking for employment were employed within 4 months of their graduation.
    • Top recruiters of Boston College graduates are Google, Microsoft, PWC, Bain Capital, Deloitte Consulting, GE, Ernst & Young, Teach for America.
    • Students of Boston college got placed in diverse fields including Accounting, Technology & Science, Investment Banking, and other diverse fields. The list of Industry graduated students placed is as follows:
    Field % Employment
    Consulting 17
    Investment Banking 11.6
    Finance Services 25.7
    Science & Technology 9.6
    Accounting 17.3
    Others 7.2
    Consumer Product & Retails 6.3
    Entertainment & Media 2.4
    Petroleum & Energy 0.9
    Sports & Leisure 0.9
    Pharma & Health & Biotech 0.6
    Government & Education 0.6
    $53,2501st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 16

    Application Deadline

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    8.5 / 10
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    Jun 15

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    Nov 03

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    $54,4201st YEAR

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    Feb 16

    Application Deadline

    LOR | SOP

    ENTRY Requirement


    Boston College Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $59,050 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Application Portal :

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    SAT Check Detailed Score14051320149060
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing710660760-
    ACT Check Detailed Score32313356

    Boston College Acceptance Rate

    32.4 %

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $59,050 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $23,070 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,250 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $14,142 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $1,850 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $10,650 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $1,850 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $3,200 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $3,350 / Year

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    New England Association of Schools and Colleges
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    American Bar Association
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    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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    Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs


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    College Rating

    Based on 13 Students Rating

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    9.0 /10

    I came to know about this college from one of my friends. Her brother did his bachelors from this college And he was placed in a very good company so she recommended me this college to do my bachelors in computer science. I was amazed by the amazing infrastructure and decided to take admission here. I was required to pay an application fee and apply through the online portal of the college.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course has a full fledged curriculum where I was taught about the Algorithm and other programming languages.

    9 /10 academic/food
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    8.8 /10

    My college is one of the most premium and renowned universities in the USA. I had heard this name before many times so after completing my graduation in Computer Science. I thought of shifting to the USA and take admission to this renowned University. For this, I was required to pay an application fee of $80 and applied through the online portal of the college.

    Course Curriculum :

    I have found my curriculum to be very interesting as it contains all the advanced programming languages as well as the algorithm in it which helped me to become a professional in my course.

    7 /10 academic/food
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    9.7 /10

    I came to know about this university through one of my father's friends who is an alumnus of this university. After his recommendation, I searched for the reviews and I found them to be quite good. I applied here through the online process with an application fee of $80.

    Course Curriculum :

    The major in Economics in my college provides a general background that is useful in planning careers in law, government service, or business, as well as those planning careers as professional economists. The curriculum trains us to work as college teachers, as researchers for government agencies, businesses, and consulting firms, and as administrators and managers in a wide range of fields.

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    9.5 /10

    After completing my bachelor's course in the medical field, I wanted to pursue further in the same field. Thus I applied here as the school is offering me an aesthetic and hands-on experience. The application fee for the online submission was $100.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program’s training emphasizes both academic and applied experiences that incorporate developmental-contextual and multicultural frameworks to understand and promote mental health and well-being in diverse populations. Through the curriculum, we receive a broad background in counseling and mental health theories, develop strong counseling skills, engage in reflective scholarship, gain core professional competencies, and master scientifically informed best practices.

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    8.0 /10

    After completing my bachelor's course in the medical field, I wanted to pursue further in the same field and this college had the best curriculum for my program, thus I applied here as the school is offering me an aesthetic and hands-on experience. The application fee for the online submission was $100.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program’s training emphasizes both academic and applied experiences that incorporate developmental-contextual and multicultural frameworks to understand and promote mental health and well-being in diverse populations. Through the curriculum, we receive a broad background in counseling and mental health theories, develop strong counseling skills, engage in reflective scholarship, gain core professional competencies, and master scientifically informed best practices.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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    Shopping Mall

    The Street Chestnut Hill1.72 km
    The Shops at Chestnut Hill1.91 km
    Chestnut Hill Square2.14 km
    Arsenal Yards2.82 km
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    SMG Maternal Fetal Medicine at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center2.18 km
    Franciscan Children's2.56 km
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Rosenberg Building4.99 km
    Lisa R. Diller MD5.07 km
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    Super Market

    Whole Foods Market3.08 km
    Russo's4.58 km
    Broadway Marketplace6.14 km
    Waltham India Market6.64 km
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    Newtongerocab5.24 km
    Hospital Helipad5.25 km
    WCVB-TV Heliport6.03 km
    A2 Global Shipping6.18 km
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    Book Store

    Boston College Law School Bookstore2.10 km
    Newtonville Books2.12 km
    Brookline Booksmith3.98 km
    Tres Gatos5.21 km
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    Pharmacy Services2.19 km
    Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Watertown2.82 km
    Lepir Tanja5.01 km
    Walgreens Pharmacy at Joslin Diabetes Center5.07 km
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    Train Station

    Boston Landing3.25 km
    Newtonville3.29 km
    West Newton5.12 km
    Waverley Station5.78 km
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