Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 9,797
Graduate Enrollment: 5,622
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, large, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 19.04%

Male/Female: 48% / 52% (2017)

First generation college students: 13.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 0.6% (2010)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2008)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,485
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1420 - 1530

2022 Median Admit ACT: 34
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 33 - 34

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 90.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 87.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 85.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 82.6% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 57.7%
Black: 4.4%
Hispanic: 11.2%
Asian: 10.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 4.2%
Non-resident alien: 8.2%
Unknown race: 3.7%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $78,200
In-State tuition: $61,706
Out-of-State tuition: $61,706

Estimated books and supplies: $1,250 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $15,602 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,100 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $11,550 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,100 (2022)

Average Family Income: $134,039 (2017)
Median Family Income: $103,007 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 13.0%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 34.6%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $19,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $201 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $12,320
$30k-48k $14,368
$48k-75k $12,780
$75k-110k $22,303
$110k+ $52,580

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 88%
6-year graduation rate: 91%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.3% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $19,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $6,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $18,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $17,250 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 91.7% (2015)
@3 year 94.2% (2017)
@5 year 95.5% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 82.1% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 81.4% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $60,375 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $76,701 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Area Studies. 2
Master's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 221 $18,500 $191 $52,253 ($4,354) $65,184 ($5,432)
Bachelor's Degree Information Science/Studies. 77 $17,500 $178 $74,733 ($6,228) $106,214 ($8,851)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 77 $19,000 $191 $86,708 ($7,226) $131,399 ($10,950)
Doctoral Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 13
Graduate/Professional Certificate Curriculum and Instruction. 1
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 40 $337 $54,333 ($4,528) $60,543 ($5,045)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 2 $123,525 ($10,294) $141,002 ($11,750)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 1
Master's Degree Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 11
Doctoral Degree Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research. 4
Master's Degree International and Comparative Education. 11
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 9 $52,649 ($4,387)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 57 $18,000 $191 $36,713 ($3,059) $57,492 ($4,791)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 5
Bachelor's Degree Education, Other. 1
Master's Degree Education, Other. 150
Bachelor's Degree Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services. 7
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 5
Master's Degree Social Work. 266 $583 $53,127 ($4,427) $62,667 ($5,222)
Doctoral Degree Social Work. 8
Bachelor's Degree Social Sciences, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 397 $18,000 $191 $67,770 ($5,648) $93,934 ($7,828)
Master's Degree Economics. 44
Doctoral Degree Economics. 11
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 194 $18,000 $191 $51,582 ($4,299) $64,213 ($5,351)
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 10
Doctoral Degree Political Science and Government. 4
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 44 $19,000 $196 $43,717 ($3,643) $70,722 ($5,894)
Master's Degree Sociology. 3
Doctoral Degree Sociology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 11
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 7
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 21
Bachelor's Degree Music. 5
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 14
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 62 $669 $45,423 ($3,785) $56,915 ($4,743)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 102 $13,250 $138 $71,989 ($5,999) $83,651 ($6,971)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 7
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 2
Master's Degree Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. 109
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 103 $17,873 $192 $67,723 ($5,644) $86,804 ($7,234)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 254 $626 $104,455 ($8,705) $151,870 ($12,656)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 96 $18,000 $191 $69,221 ($5,768) $98,724 ($8,227)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 81 $69,196 ($5,766) $92,609 ($7,717)
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 36 $19,000 $201 $68,355 ($5,696)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 303 $18,000 $191 $81,159 ($6,763) $110,242 ($9,187)
Master's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 101 $466 $102,042 ($8,504) $162,116 ($13,510)
Doctoral Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 4
Doctoral Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 91 $18,582 $191 $74,329 ($6,194)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 127 $18,000 $191 $62,452 ($5,204) $89,379 ($7,448)
Master's Degree Telecommunications Management. 23 $80,325 ($6,694)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 28 $17,200 $182 $52,010 ($4,334)
Bachelor's Degree Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 18 $74,286 ($6,191)
Master's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 8
Doctoral Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
Master's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
First Professional Degree Law. 245 $1,399 $114,959 ($9,580) $144,494 ($12,041)
Master's Degree Legal Professions and Studies, Other. 9
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 111 $18,832 $201 $37,930 ($3,161) $57,075 ($4,756)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 12 $459 $48,142 ($4,012) $57,246 ($4,771)
Doctoral Degree English Language and Literature, General. 1
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 208 $19,000 $201 $40,584 ($3,382) $63,852 ($5,321)
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 36 $19,000 $201 $40,168 ($3,347) $44,862 ($3,739)
Master's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 1
Doctoral Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 6
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 80 $18,025 $191 $69,098 ($5,758) $98,946 ($8,246)
Master's Degree Mathematics. 1
Doctoral Degree Mathematics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Natural Sciences. 2
Bachelor's Degree International/Global Studies. 81 $19,000 $201 $50,632 ($4,219) $60,157 ($5,013)
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 1
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 11
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 57 $18,000 $191 $51,808 ($4,317) $47,768 ($3,981)
Master's Degree Philosophy. 13
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 4
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 4
Doctoral Degree Religious Education. 2
Bachelor's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 14 $39,980 ($3,332)
Master's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 99 $351 $45,526 ($3,794) $54,411 ($4,534)
Doctoral Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 13
Master's Degree Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries. 2
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 22 $19,000 $201 $51,358 ($4,280) $68,817 ($5,735)
Master's Degree Chemistry. 4
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 16
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 7
Master's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 8
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 12
Master's Degree Physics. 3
Doctoral Degree Physics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 154 $18,000 $191 $39,894 ($3,325) $59,196 ($4,933)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 1
Master's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 11
Doctoral Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 6
Bachelor's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 156 $17,361 $183 $48,057 ($4,005) $58,439 ($4,870)
Bachelor's Degree History. 76 $19,000 $201 $46,563 ($3,880) $55,258 ($4,605)
Master's Degree History. 13 $50,918 ($4,243) $60,560 ($5,047)
Doctoral Degree History. 1


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $143,181
Full time faculty: 59%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 14.0

School's endowment start of year: $2,579,462,416 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $3,775,566,151 (2022)