Why BC?

We’re committed to the formation of the whole person—to your intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth. Learn how your education can help affect the world. Read more about the Boston College difference.

BC Difference

How do I apply?

We make the process as smooth as possible and assure that your completed application will receive careful, thoughtful, and deliberate attention from our admission committee.

What about financial aid?

We are committed to ensure that all admitted students, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, can enroll. We're one of just 19 private universities in the country that are both need-blind and meet the full demonstrated need of all accepted students.

A snapshot of the class of 2019

29,486

Total applicants

30%

Acceptance rate

2,280

Class size

1950-2150

Middle 50% of SAT scores

What Do Students Say?

The best way to learn about the BC difference?  Meet our students.

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Branick Weix

Ideas Matter

Branick Weix '19

Can researchers better track endangered sea turtles? This
student entrepreneur helped
answer that question
with scalable technology.

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Annie O'Connell

Hands-On Research

Annie O'Connell '16

Study abroad opportunities
can shape lives and change
career paths. Learn about how
from this environmental
geoscience major in Ireland.

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Cameron Granger

FIND A PATH

Cameron Granger '16

Discovering a vocation is part
of what makes a liberal arts
education worthwhile. Learn
more from this senior majoring
in finance and philosophy.  

Application Process

STEP 1

Plan a visit

Sign up for an Eagle Eye info session and a campus tour

STEP 2

Submit your application

Early Action: November 1 
Regular Decision: January 1

STEP 3

Check your application status

STEP 4

Get notified

Early Action: December 24
Regular Decision: April 1

We seek students who are bright, curious, passionate, and engaged. As a Jesuit university, Boston College emphasizes liberal arts education, character development, and the cultivation of leaders. Our mission is to graduate men and women who know how to think, make decisions, communicate, and act with integrity.
John Mahoney, Boston College Director of Undergraduate Admission

Facts & Figures

A few of the numbers to know. View more facts.

58

undergraduate majors

96%

of students are employed, in graduate school, or involved in full-time service six months after graduation.  

298

student clubs and organizations

70%

of undergraduates receive
financial aid

Interdisciplinary Exploration

Explore the connection between your talents, dreams, and the world's most urgent needs. Reflection and conversation are what make the Jesuit tradition come alive.

Questions?

We’re here. Call us at 800-360-2522 or 617-552-3100.