Boston College

We call this school an "engine of inequality" because very few students come from working-class and low-income family backgrounds, and it falls in the bottom 5% of all four-year colleges nationwide for its extraordinarily low enrollment of freshmen who receive Pell Grants, a type of federal financial aid for low-income students. This college is not very socioeconomically diverse. If this is important to you, use this website to identify similar colleges or colleges in your area that may be more diverse or affordable and that graduate a high percentage of students.

General Information

Website www.bc.edu
Address 140 Commonwealth Avenue
City Chestnut Hill
State MA
Zip 02467
Locale City: Small

Student Success Highlights

Retention Rate
First-year retention rate 95%
Graduation Rate
Four-year graduation rate 88.3%
Five-year graduation rate 91.4%
Six-year graduation rate 92.1%
Transfer-Out Rate
% of students who transfer out 6.1%

College Characteristics

Sector Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification Research Very High
Size: Number of Undergraduates 9,921
Endowment Assets $2,334,883,037
Minority-Serving Institution Not Applicable
Accrediting Agency -
Net Price Calculator Website https://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/bc
% Undergraduates Taking Any Distance Education 1%

Admissions and Price

Average High School GPA Among College Freshmen -
Admission Test Scores Policy Required
Median SAT Verbal 670 (25th - 75th percentile = 620 - 720)
Median SAT Math 690 (25th - 75th percentile = 640 - 740)
Median SAT Writing -
Median ACT Composite 31.5 (25th - 75th percentile = 30 - 33)
Median ACT Writing -
Percent Admitted 31.1%
In-State Tuition and Fees $51,296
Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $51,296
Total Price for In-State Students Living on Campus $68,064
Average Net Price After Grants $27,299
Average Freshmen Student Loan (all sources) $3,607
Median earnings 10 years after entry $72,500
Median debt of completers $19,000
Federal Loan Default Rate 1.2%

Student Characteristics

% Pell Recipients Among Freshman 12.8%
% Underrepresented Minority 13.4%
% Black 3.7%
% Latino 9.6%
% Native American 0.1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0%
% Asian 9.5%
% White 61.0%
% Two or More Races 2.9%
% Other 13.1%
% Noresident Aliens 7.8%
% Female 53.6%
% Male 46.4%
% Age 25 and Over 1.3%
% Part-time 2.3%