College Deliberately: Boston College

Boston College is a large, private not-for-profit, four-year College that emphasizes religion, research and culture located in the city of Chestnut Hill, MA. It is known for Law, Social Work and Business Administration and Management.

Boston College

place 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
phone Phone: (617) 552-8000
web Web: http://www.bc.edu/
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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Boston College New England Commission of Higher Education Accredited 1935-12-01 2027-12-31
The complete list of accredited programs and locations for Boston College is available for members.
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
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Student Centeredness

2.7 of 10
The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
7% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Bachelor’s degree
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Boston College is in NCAA Division I-Football Bowl Subdivision. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 111
Rowing Women’s 61
Swimming and Diving Men’s 43

The complete list of sports at Boston College is available for members.

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Tuition for Boston College is in the 98.9 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as extraordinarily expensive.
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