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Boston College is located on a suburban campus very near downtown Boston, and within walking distance of the Kings Boston location on the Pine Manor College campus. It is also known for its successful sports teams.

Key Facts


  • #39 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2024
  • #8 in Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • #29 in Business Programs
  • #37 in Economics
  • #51 in Best Value Schools

Year founded

  • 1863

School type

  • Private

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 9,783

Latest graduate enrolment

  • 4,730

Student-faculty ratio

  • 10:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 19%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT between 1420 and 1530/ ACT 33-34

International student population

  • 4%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.89

Median starting salary of alumni

  • $57,900

Popular majors

  • Finance, Economics, Psychology, Computer Science, Communication, Biology, Neuroscience

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $62,950/$16,120


About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include Robert J. Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Boston College Law School, James A. Woods, S.J. College of Advancing Studies, School of Social Work, Carroll School of Management, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch School of Education and Human Development, School of Theology and Ministry.

  • 246 student clubs and organizations
  • Over 100 undergraduate majors and degree programs
  • 24 graduate programs and degrees
  • Famous alumni include Amy Poehler, comedian, actress, and entertainment producer; Eric Nam, Korean singer and songwriter
Kings alumni at Boston College

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