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 Boston College

Boston College - Chestnut Hill, MA

140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

General information:(617)552-8000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:14,754(9,826 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
30
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $39,130 $40,542 $42,204 -4%
Out-of-state $39,130 $40,542 $42,204 -4%
Books and supplies $750 $900 $1,000 -10%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $11,840 $12,082 $12,324 -2%
Other $1,150 $1,100 $1,200 -8%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,250 $7,600 $7,600 0%
Other $1,200 $1,100 $1,700 -55%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,150 $3,100 $3,000 3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $52,870 $54,624 $56,728 -4%
Off Campus $48,330 $50,142 $52,504 -4%
Off Campus with Family $43,030 $44,542 $46,204 -4%
Out-of-state
On Campus $52,870 $54,624 $56,728 -4%
Off Campus $48,330 $50,142 $52,504 -4%
Off Campus with Family $43,030 $44,542 $46,204 -4%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $41,480
In-state fees $724
Out-of-state tuition $41,480
Out-of-state fees $724
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $22,356
In-state fee $90
Out-of-state tuition $22,356
Out-of-state fees $90
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,419 63% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,065 47% $32,849,029 $30,844
Federal grants 376 17% $2,115,494 $5,626
Pell grants 369 16% $1,507,811 $4,086
Other federal grants 370 16% $607,683 $1,642
State/local government grant or scholarships 152 7% $144,087 $948
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,053 46% $30,589,448 $29,050
Student loan aid 1,103 49% $4,734,166 $4,292
Federal student loans 1,103 49% $4,707,366 $4,268
Other student loans 9 0% $26,800 $2,978
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,700 48% $126,448,435 $26,904
Pell grants 1,347 14% $5,528,849 $4,105
Federal student loans 4,071 42% $21,855,135 $5,368

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 14,754
Undergraduate enrollment 9,826
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 75
Graduate enrollment 4,928
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$70

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$75

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 32,974 14,550 18,424
Percent admitted 28% 29% 27%
Percent admitted who enrolled 29% 7% 7%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1688 80%
ACT 902 43%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 620 710
SAT Math 640 730
SAT Writing 630 730
ACT Composite 29 32
ACT English 29 34
ACT Math 28 33
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 92 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 3935
Baseball 31-
Basketball 1618
Fencing 1513
Field Hockey -20
Football 96-
Golf 108
Ice Hockey 2727
Lacrosse -27
Rowing -57
Sailing 1616
Skiing 1111
Soccer 2427
Softball -19
Swimming and Diving 4245
Tennis 109
Volleyball -13

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/07/1983 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/09/1981 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/10/1980 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1935 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1932 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

05/07/1982 Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology

01/01/1968 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level

10/12/2002 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1959 Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee

Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs

12/11/2009 Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee

Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

12/11/2009 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations34 4
Liquor law violations421
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 011
Liquor law violations 200
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 1167
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 531
Burglary 688
Motor vehicle theft 313
Arson 013
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 956
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 111
Burglary 575
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 012
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate2.2%
Number in default47
Number in repayment2,122

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00212800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization0----
Russian Studies2----
Category total3----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry31----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General118-2-
Category total1918-2-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting53109---
Accounting and Related Services, Other6----
Business Administration and Management, General2271---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other19----
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other-55---
Finance, General5454-4-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General8----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General62----
Operations Management and Supervision9----
Organizational Behavior Studies-4-3-
Category total742493-7-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric60----
Category total278----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science5----
Information Science/Studies34----
Category total74----
Education Colleges
Biology Teacher Education-6---
Chemistry Teacher Education-5---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-25---
Curriculum and Instruction-56511-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching04---
Education, Other1----
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other---1-
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other-8-5-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-1532-
Elementary Education and Teaching5421---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-21---
French Language Teacher Education-1---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-51010-
History Teacher Education-14---
Mathematics Teacher Education44---
Multicultural Education1----
Physics Teacher Education-0---
Reading Teacher Education-7---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education01---
Secondary Education and Teaching33----
Spanish Language Teacher Education-2---
Special Education and Teaching, Other-460--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-53--
Category total942921129-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General4735-1-
Category total20535-1-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General03---
French Language and Literature101-1-
German Language and Literature4----
Italian Language and Literature18---
Latin Language and Literature-0---
Linguistics11---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-0-0-
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General6----
Spanish Language and Literature184-0-
Category total7517-1-
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-20---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-37---
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing-1---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-5---
Nurse Anesthetist-14---
Nursing Science---5-
Palliative Care Nursing-2---
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing-25---
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing-2---
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-1---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse92----
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing-9---
Category total92116-5-
History Colleges
History, General3413-8-
Category total18213-8-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Law----286
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-15---
Category total-15--286
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General145---
Category total555---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies3----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0--1-
Category total67--1-
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science0----
Category total16----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Islamic Studies5----
Philosophy6429-7-
Category total12329-7-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General01-13-
Geology/Earth Science, General03---
Geophysics and Seismology-0---
Physics, General04-7-
Category total398-20-
Psychology Colleges
Community Psychology29----
Counseling Psychology-61-7-
Developmental and Child Psychology-19-2-
Psychology, General273-1-
Category total26983-10-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work-203-1-
Category total-203-1-
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General6414-8-
Political Science and Government, General237-2-
Social Sciences, Other7----
Sociology219-7-
Category total53030-17-
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Divinity/Ministry-9---
Pastoral Studies/Counseling-34---
Religious Education---2-
Theology/Theological Studies2057-16-
Category total36100-18-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2----
Film/Cinema/Video Studies10----
Fine/Studio Arts, General5----
Music, General2----
Category total76----
Grand total750144711127286