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Boston College Facts

by the numbers

Graduate/Professional programs

Boston College Law School
Graduate School of Social Work
School of Theology and Ministry

Carroll Graduate School of Management
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Woods College
Note: Graduate programs in nursing and education are offered through the Connell School of Nursing and Lynch School of Education, respectively.

Enrollment

14,400 total students
9,100 undergraduate students
4,700 graduate and professional students
600 students in the Woods College of Advancing Studies

Most Popular Undergraduate Majors

Economics
Communication
Biology
Finance
Political Science
English
Psychology
Human Development
Nursing
Marketing

Undergraduate Student Body

52% female students
48% male students
32% AHANA (persons of African-American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American) and 4% International students
70% of students identify themselves as Catholic

Faculty

761 Full-time faculty
Faculty/Student ratio 1:14
94% of faculty hold doctoral degrees
Sponsored Research Grants $51.5 million

Undergraduate Applications/Selectivity

24,538 applicants
2,250 freshmen
Acceptance Rate: 32%
SAT Average: (Critical Reading, Math, Writing) 2032 on 2400 scale
Mid 50% SAT Range 1960-2150
82% of freshmen in top 10% of high school class

Academic Programs

8 schools and colleges

Tuition and Financial Aid 2013-2014

Tuition: $44,870
One of 21 private colleges and universities that are need blind and meet the full demonstrated need of all accepted students.
Undergraduate need-based Financial Aid: $97 million
Students receiving Financial Aid: 70%
Average need-based financial aid package: $35,000 
US News “Great Schools at Great Prices,” 39th
Kiplinger’s “Best Value Private University,” 24th

Endowment and Budget

$1.9 billion
$886 million operating budget

Alumni

165,632 (largest alumni association among Catholic universities in the world)

Jesuits at BC

133

Libraries

8 libraries
2.87 million volumes
Over 700 manuscript collections, including music, photos, art and artifacts
440,000 e-books

Athletics

700 student-athletes compete on 14 varsity teams for men and 17 for women at the NCAA Division I level. Student-athlete graduation rate among Top 10 of NCAA Division I-A universities. 21 teams graduated 100% of student-athletes in 2012, most of any NCAA Division I program.  714 students participate in 21 club sports, 3,000 students in intramurals 

Mascot

Eagle

Colors

Maroon & Gold

Motto

'Ever to Excel’ From Homer’s Iliad, 6th Book

History

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1863

Campus Properties

Main Campus 130 acres
Newton Campus 40 acres
Brighton Campus 65 acres
Connors Family Retreat & Conference Center, Dover 79 acres
Weston Observatory 20 acres