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Boston College, a university located in the Boston suburb of Chestnut Hill, is home to over 350 international students. Boston College's 9,100 undergraduates come from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, leading to a vibrant and enriching campus atmosphere.
A student is considered an international applicant if he/she is not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
Applying as an International Student
Our international students follow the same application requirements as our freshman or our transfer applicants.
> Test Requirements
- All international students must meet the same testing requirements as our freshman or our transfer applicants.
- We require the TOEFL examination or the IELTS for all international applicants whose primary native language is not English. If you are an international student who is attending an English-speaking secondary school, we still require that you submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. Minimum scores of 100 on the iBT and 7.5 on the IELTS are recommended. Boston College's Institutional Testing Code is 3083. The Department Code is 00. We will only waive the IELTS or TOEFL requirement if you score 600 or above on the SAT Critical Reading or 27 or better on the ACT English section.
Boston College is unable to provide need-based financial aid to international students. Therefore, international students should be prepared to finance the full cost of their Boston College education. Visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page for international students to learn more about financing a Boston College education.