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BC Among Best for Fulbrights


By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: Nov. 15, 2012

Boston College ranks at 13 among US research universities in producing student winners of prestigious Fulbright fellowships for post-graduate study abroad, according to this year's survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The survey noted that BC had 18 Fulbright award winners, out of 64 applications, just behind the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (19 awards) and ahead of Michigan State University (17).

The top producers of Fulbright winners were University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (40), Harvard (31), Brown (29) and University of Chicago (24), while University of California-Berkeley, Yale and Arizona State all had the fifth-highest total of awards with 23 apiece.

Other research institutions placing high in the survey included Stanford, Pittsburgh and UCLA (15 apiece), and American University, Duke, Georgetown, University of Maryland-College Park, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Washington University of St. Louis, all with 14. 

For more on the survey, see