Boston College (BC) is one of the most frequently searched colleges in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges.
BC is a private, Jesuit Catholic research university, established in 1863.The school currently serves an enrollment of nearly 15,000 students, with roughly two thirds of them studying at the undergraduate level. Roughly one third of undergraduates who apply to BC are accepted.
The school ranks 32nd among universities in America, according to U.S. News & World Report, and is also a top producer of Fulbright scholars.
Notable alumni of the college include many famous athletes, businessmen, educators, entertainers, politicians, scientists, and writers. BC is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.
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Boston College is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, along with the following 27 other colleges:
BC consists of the following schools:
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about BC.
1. Where is Boston College?
The BC campus is located in a wealthy area of Boston known as Chestnut Hill, roughly 6 miles west pf downtown Boston. Here is the official mailing and visiting address of the main campus of BC:
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
The visiting address of the BC Law School is:
BC Law School
885 Centre Street
2. What types of degrees are available at Boston College?
BC offers Bachelors degree and Masters degree programs, as well as PhD programs in a number of disciplines.
3. What undergraduate majors are offered at Boston College?
The college offers more than 60 undergraduate (Bachelor degree) majors, such as:
Above: An aerial view of BC, as Gasson Hall cuts a magnificent, gothic silhouette against a sunsetting sky.
4. What graduate programs are available at Boston College?
BC offers graduate (Masters degree) studies in education, law, management, nursing, theology, and more.
Click here for a list of Doctoral (PhD) Programs at BC.
5. What courses are taught at the Boston College Law School?
BC features a comprehensive law college program.
First-year students must take the following courses at the BC law school:
Upper level law students can choose from more than 200 law courses, including:
Most of these courses are electives, with the following upper level requirements:
Above: The BC Law School.
6. How much does it cost to attend Boston College?
According to the BC website, the current estimated cost of tuition and fees for undergraduate students to attend the college full time for one full school year is:
The cost of enrollment at the BC Graduate schools are as follows:
Additional fees may also apply, such as application fees, registration fees, textbook fees, technology fees, parking fees, insurance fees, and others.
Students applying to BC are probably eligible for financial aid if they fill out the Federal FAFSA form. Roughly 88% of BC students receive financial aid.
Shown above: Dorms at BC
Shown above: Downtown Boston
7. What is the Boston College campus like?
The main campus of BC spans more than 175 suburban acres in Chestnut Hill, an affluent enclave of Boston. The main campus features some very early examples of Collegiate Gothic architecture. In fact, the main campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Among the 120 academic buildings are classroom buildings, numerous labs, 8 research libraries, and several residence halls.
The campus is bordered by Beacon Street to the south, and Commonwealth Avenue to the north. Needless to say, the neighborhood is bursting with cultural attractions, fine restaurants, and conveniences galore. Pubic transportation is abundant.
The BC Law School is located in Newton, roughly two miles northwest of the main campus.
The athletic teams at BC are called the Eagles. They play for Division I of the the NCAA. The school colors are maroon and gold.
Intercollegiate sports for men and women at BC include:
The school also features many club and intramural sports, such as
Campus life at BC also includes numerous non athletic activities, such as musical groups, cultural organizations, about a dozen campus publications, and hundreds more student interest groups.
Above: The BC men's hockey team wins National Championship.
8. What are the distance learning options at Boston College?
Although BC is not especially known for distance learning, the school offers some online classes through a learning management system called STM:Crossroads. Many of these are theology courses. Check the BC website for a list of upcoming online courses.
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9. What is the contact information for Boston College?
You can reach the main campus office of BC by calling 617-552-8000.
To reach the law school of BC, call 617-552-4340.
Shown above: The BC logo
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