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Boston College

Boston College is the leading higher education institution in the city of Boston. It focuses on educating a new generation of leaders. After decades, Boston College has turned out to be an internationally respected research university and a center of academic excellence. It integrates the students' intellectual, personal, ethical, and religious formation. It gives a solution to the world's most urgent problems from its research, education, and knowledge.

Boston college History

Boston College was founded in 1863 by the society of Jesus. This private institution is a leader in the field of arts, scientific research, liberal arts, and student formation. 14000+ students are currently enrolled in the programs in which 8% enrollment are by international students. There are 880+ faculty in which 94% are having a doctoral-level degree. The student-teacher ratio is 11:1.

Boston college Programs, Courses, and Schools

Boston College has different schools and these schools have a variety of undergraduate, graduate, doctorate programs, online programs & certificate programs.

Major schools of Boston College 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

Some programs under different Schools include –

  • Masters in History
  • Masters in Philosophy and Theology
  • Master of Science in Geography
  • LLM program
  • Master’s in Business Administration
  • Ph.D. programs
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education
  • Bachelor's in Transformative Educational Studies

Students can visit the site to know more about the programs and courses https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/academics/schools-fields-of-study.html.

Boston college Achievements & Ranking

  • 57th rank in US College Ranking 2022.
  • 251-300th rank in World University Rankings 2022.
  • 176-200th rank in World Reputation Ranking 2021.
  • Academic Excellence Awards.
  • John Henry Lawton Award for communication major.
  • Gail A. McGrath Award.

Boston college USP

The college is devoted to its commitment to academic excellence & religious values. It provides transformation to the students through education. It helps students sharpen their minds and talent and use it for the good sake of the globe. Its major schools and programs are truly made with the brilliance that makes the students competitive in the market.

Boston college Notable Alumni

Some successful & talented alumni include-

  • Darcel Clark (District Attorney)
  • Jack Connors (Founder of Emeritus Hill Holidays Inc)
  • Kevin Allocca (YouTube Culture and Trends Head)
  • Jared Dudley (NBA Coach & Former Player)
  • Doug Flutie (Sports Broadcaster)
  • Sally Holmes (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Chuck Hogan (Novelist & Television Producer)
  • Clinton Kelly (Author, Television Personality & Designer)
  • Bobby Scott (U.S. Congressman)
  • Martin J. Walsh (U.S. Secretary of Labour)

Boston college Infrastructure & Services

Campuses

Chestnut Hill, Brighton, Newton, Western Observatory are the different campuses of Boston College. There are residences, cafeterias, athletic facilities, conference halls, faculty buildings, modern technology classrooms, libraries, parking areas, and many more. Cushing Hall, Campion Hall, Merkert Hall, Fulton Hall, McElroy Commons are some famous structures of the campus. There are proper spaces for big events. Students can roam around the campus with different transport facilities including the University's shuttle buses.

Libraries

Boston College has multiple libraries. These libraries are filled with the latest research & discoveries, rare book collection, original material from saints, specialized collections, periodicals, and many more. It offers study spaces, lounges, group study rooms, charging stations, inter-library loans, and online services.

The different libraries include-

  • O'Neill Library
  • Bapst Library
  • Burns Library
  • Educational Resources Centre
  • Law Library
  • O'Connor Library
  • Social Work Library
  • Theology and Ministry Library

Housing Services

There are 29 residences on campus with different room styles and floor plans. Some residences are just for first-year students only. The rooms are available in doubles, triples, and quads. The residences come with all essential facilities like laundry services, housekeeping services, dry cleaning services, mail, and package delivery services. There are 13 dining areas present on campus to fulfill the meal requirements of the students. Students can also access the off-campus Housing database according to their needs. This option also comes with all facilities.

These are some residences present on campus-

  • Claver
  • Cushing
  • Fenwick
  • Gabelli
  • 66 commonwealth avenue

Students can also visit the link to find the best residence for  themselves https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/offices/student-affairs/sites/residential-life/living-in-bc-housing/bc-residence-halls.html.

Medical Services

The University helps students by treating their physical, emotional & psychological issues. There are inpatient services open 24/7 & primary health care centers present on campus. University has its health service portal. The institute also provides UnitedHealthcare benefits to the students. Students can book an online appointment on 617-552-3225.

Students Clubs

There are almost 300+ clubs & student associations in Boston College. Some Clubs include –

  • Art Club
  • Buddhism Club
  • Caribbean Culture Club
  • Consulting Club
  • Chemistry Club
  • Fashion Club
  • First-Generation Club
  • Grad Tech Club
  • International Club
  • Medical Journal Club

Boston college Location

Boston College is situated in Chestnut Hills, Massachusetts, USA. Its main campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The main campus is near to the supermarkets, food outlets, shopping complexes & theatres. Students can also visit nearby picnic spots.

Top Landmarks

  • Gasson Hall
  • Devlin Hall
  • Higgins Hall
  • Corcoran commons
  • Watertown Square
  • Soldiers Monument
  • Weeks Footbridge
  • Brookline Town Hall

International Students Information

Courses Offered

  • Masters in History
  • Masters in Philosophy and Theology
  • Master of Science in Geography
  • LLM program
  • Master’s in Business Administration
  • Ph.D. programs
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education
  • Bachelor's in Transformative Educational Studies

Student Support

Boston College supports students in academics, English Learning, career-related issues, housing, on-campus jobs, off-campus jobs, off-campus housing, healthcare, and many more. Students can get support on 617-552-9260 or 617-552-0611.

Visas & Immigration Support

Students need to get F-1 or M-1 visas to live and study in the US. Students can visit the local embassy or US consulate for the visa. Students can visit the ministry’s official website for more details.

Documents required for visa include –

  • Passport (New and Old both)
  • Passport Size Photographs
  • Visa Application
  • Payment Receipts
  • US interview appointment Letter
  • Medical Certificates
  • Admission Confirmation Letter

Student Life

Student Society

  • American Chemical Society
  • Bellarmine Law Society
  • Business and Law Society
  • Computer Science Society
  • Dramatics Society
  • Hellenic Society
  • Federalist Society
  • Ignatian Society
  • Philosophical Society
  • Mathematics Society

Sports and Fitness

Boston College offers students plenty of opportunities to stay active. There are different intramural sports programs and club sports including basketball club, chess club, table tennis club, and many more. It provides a different range of aquatics, spin, yoga, and other sports activities to keep students cheerful and enthusiastic.

Health & Wellbeing

University provides counseling services to take care of their student's emotional needs. Students get 24/7 access to the UHS for health emergencies, routine medical exams, orthopedic appointments, and nutritional services. It has a primary care center to treat any medical emergency. There is also an office of health promotion that offers programs related to maintaining health and wellbeing. Coaches, educators, and volunteers work altogether to sustain a healthy environment on campus.

Residential Life

There are 29 residences on campus with different room styles and floor plans. Some residences are just for first-year students only. The rooms are available in doubles, triples, and quads. The residences come with all essential facilities like laundry services, housekeeping services, dry cleaning services, mail, and package delivery services. There are 13 dining areas present on campus to fulfill the meal requirements of the students. Students can also access the off-campus Housing database according to their needs. This option also comes with all facilities.

These are some residences present on campus-

  • Claver
  • Cushing
  • Fenwick
  • Gabelli
  • 66 commonwealth avenue

Students can also visit the link to find the best residence for themselves https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/offices/student-affairs/sites/residential-life/living-in-bc-housing/bc-residence-halls.html.

Food & Drinks

Boston College has 13 dining areas on campus. There is always a new menu item for all tastes. It approaches healthy and nourishing eating habits. There is Hillside cafe, Tully cafe, Legal Grounds, CoRo cafe, The Bean Counter & much more available on campus. Students can also access the cafe outside the campus to enjoy traditional meals. The online food serving option is also there.

Short Term Gateways

  • Metropolitan Waterworks Museum  
  • Boston Harbor Islands
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Fenway Park
  • Jackson Homestead and Museum
  • Coolidge Corner Theatre
  • Larz Anderson Park

Part-Time Jobs

Students can do part-time jobs on-campus as well as off-campus. It helps in gaining practical experience, developing contact and future references, earning income for students living expenses. The Career Centre provides advice about the job search. It also helps in making good quality application material, reviewing online job resources, writing cover letters & resumes, and also providing interview tips. Students can also visit the link to know more about the part-time jobs  

https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/offices/student-services/student-employment/jobs-on-campus.html.

Student Safety

The campus provides campus police services, safety escorts services, emergency call boxes, and other security and access to campus services. Boston is a safe area to live and study. There is no high rate of crime. Students are safe outside the campus and inside the campus.

Famous Courses

The famous undergraduate courses include-

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Applied Psychology & Human Development
  • Nursing
  • Marketing
  • Computer Science
  • Political Science
  • Communication

Campus Recruitment

Career Fest is the annual event on campus that is the connecting source between students and employers. The Career Centre is a campus recruitment program in which hundreds of recruiters come and give placements to the students. There are many opportunities available through Handshake. Students have access to the professional attire of the institution for a perfect interview look. Many leading companies conduct different rounds of interview sessions, GDs, and aptitude tests as a process of hiring. Students can visit the site for more information https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/offices/student-affairs/sites/careers/programs-events/on-campus-recruitment.html.

Application Requirements

  • Common Application Form
  • Application Fees
  • English Proficiency Test Score
  • Boston College Writing Supplement
  • SAT/ACT Scorecard
  • High-School Marksheets
  • Mid-Year Grade Report

Students can also visit the website to know more about the requirements https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/admission/apply.html - appid=info-item-6.

Where to Apply

Students can visit the official website to apply https://www.bc.edu/.

Boston College Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

Boston College Application Requirements

3.5
GPA
37
IB
88
Percentage
27%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

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Boston College Cost of studies

Fees

Bachelors: $56,780

Masters: Fees vary for each program.

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Boston College Deadlines

Undergraduate: January 1

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

Boston College Rankings

Global

625
US News
561 -570
QS
501 -600
Shanghai
251 -300
Times Higher Education
367
GTU Rank

Regional

United States of America
37
US News
80
QS
117 -137
Shanghai
85
Times Higher Education
49
Forbes

Boston College Scholarships

1. Boston College Strong Scholarship

This scholarship fund was commenced by the Class of 2005 in honor of their friend and fellow classmate, Patrick Downes ’05 and his wife Jessica Kensky, in the spirit of love they received in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.  This gift will indicate a scholarship for a student with demonstrated financial need.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines

First preference for a student with a physical disability.

Second preference for a student who exhibits qualities of compassion and service to the community.

Third preference for a student who has overcome adversity.

2. BC Fund Scholarships at Boston College

The University strives to fulfill that promise through need-blind admissions and fully meeting students’ demonstrated financial need. This financial support is only possible thanks to alumni, parents, and friends like you. Without BC’s philanthropic partners, thousands of students would not be able to access all the Heights has to offer.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines

Students are been admitted based on their academic and personal accomplishments and they do not consider their financial circumstances during the admission process.

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