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First Year Students - Class of 2020
Total Applicants 28,956
Acceptance Rate 31%
Yield Rate 26%
Class Size 2,359
Middle 50% of SAT Scores 1930-2150
Enrollment Fall 2016, By Status
  Full-Time Part-Time Total
Undergraduate Enrollment      
Arts & Sciences 6,078 0 6,078
Education 600 0 600
Management 2,199 0 2,199
Nursing 432 0 432
Total Undergrad Day Students 9,309 0 9,309
Advancing Studies 208 197 405
Graduate & Professional Enrollment      
Graduate Arts & Sciences 752 39 791
Graduate Education 545 288 833
Law School 729 0 729
Graduate Management 456 356 812
Graduate Nursing 190 84 274
Social Work 508 66 574
Theology & Ministry 244 73 317
Graduate Advancing Studies 61 151 212
Total Graduate & Professional 3,485 1,057 4,542
Total University Enrollment 13,002 1,254 14,256
Enrollment Fall 2016, By Gender
  Men Women Total
Undergraduate Enrollment      
Arts & Sciences 2,737 3,341 6,078
Education 88 512 600
Management 1,453 746 2,199
Nursing 30 402 432
Total Undergrad Day Students 4,308 5,001 9,309
Advancing Studies 220 185 405
Graduate & Professional Enrollment      
Graduate Arts & Sciences 454 337 791
Graduate Education 190 643 833
Law School 392 337 729
Graduate Management 489 323 812
Graduate Nursing 32 242 274
Social Work 98 476 574
Theology & Ministry 201 116 317
Graduate Advancing Studies 114 98 212
Total Graduate & Professional 1,970 2,572 4,542
Total University Enrollment 6,498 7,758 14,256
Undergraduate AHANA Enrollment, Fall 2016
  Men Women Total %
American Indian/Alaska Nat. 2 3 5 0.1%
Asian 463 460 923 11.1%
Black or African American 156 185 341 4.1%
Hispanic or Latino 384 529 913 11.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pac. Islander 2 1 3 <0.1%
Two or More Races 111 169 280 3.4%
AHANA Undergraduate 1,118 1,347 2,465 29.6%
International 254 355 609 6.5%
AHANA & Intern'l Students 1,372 1,702 3,074 ---
Degrees Conferred, AY2016
  Men Women Total
Undergraduate      
Total Arts & Sciences 660 775 1,435
Arts & Sciences - A.B. 465 581 1,046
Arts & Sciences - B.S. 195 194 389
Total Education 23 173 192
Education - A.B. 22 172 194
Education - B.S. 1 1 2
Management - B.S. 361 170 531
Nursing - B.S. 1 96 97
Subtotal Undergraduate Day 1,045 1,214 2,259
Advancing Studies 36 26 62
Total Undergraduate 1,081 1,240 2,321
Graduate  
Ph.D. 54 78 132
Ed.D. 9 13 22
LL.M. 7 9 16
M.A. 88 200 288
M.S. 122 202 324
M.Ed. 34 118 152
M.A.T. 2 3 5
M.S.T. 2 5 7
M.S.W. 36 220 256
M.B.A. 153 84 237
M.Div. 14 2 16
M.T.S. 21 12 33
Th.M. 18 2 20
C.A.E.S. 1 3 4
Total Graduate 561 951 1,512
Professional - J.D. 122 105 227
Canonical - S.T.B., S.T.L., S.T.D. 16 1 17
Total Grad, Prof., & Canonical 699 1,057 1,756
Total Degrees Conferred 1,780 2,297 4,077
Financial Aid, FY2016
Undergraduates Receiving  
Need-based financial aid 40%
Financial assistance of all types 66%
Average Assistance  
Avg. need-based scholarship and/or grant $36,755
Avg. need-based financial aid package $39,942
Undergraduate Scholarships and Grants  
University $131,311,358
Federal $9,999,728
State $1,196,754
Total Scholarships and Grants $142,507,850
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees, 2016-2017
Tuition $50,480
Required fees $816
Residence $8,610
Board $5,208
Total $65,114
Full-Time Faculty By Rank & School, AY2017
  Full Associate Assistant Instructor Total
Arts & Sciences 169 168 133 8 478
Education 26 25 9 1 61
Law 30 16 5 0 51
Management 34 34 40 19 127
Nursing 6 18 16 11 51
Social Work 11 13 6 0 30
Theology & Ministry 6 12 6 1 23
Total 282 286 214 39 821
Full-Time Faculty By School & Gender, AY2017
  Men Women Total
  No. % No. % No.
Arts & Sciences 323 68% 155 32% 478
Education 24 39% 37 61% 61
Law 27 53% 24 47% 51
Management 82 65% 45 35% 127
Nursing 5 10% 46 90% 51
Social Work 13 43% 17 57% 30
Theology & Ministry 13 57% 10 43% 23
Total 487 59% 334 41% 821
Boston College Staff, Fall 2016
  Total Positions Total FTE
Provost & Dean of Faculties 804 780.33
Student Affairs 183 164.84
Athletics 185 174.86
Information Technology Services 244 243.64
Financial Vice President 482 466.31
University Advancement 191 191.00
Facilities Management 364 362.45
President 83 81.88
Human Resources 52 50.66
Mission & Ministry 45 42.19
Executive Vice President 17 16.80
Total Positions 2,650 2,574.96
Boston College Alumni, Fall 2016
Region No. of Alumni
Massachusetts 71,062
Other New England 19,004
Middle Atlantic 27,692
Midwest 9,201
Pacific Coast 11,995
South & Southeast 19,563
West & Southwest 6,636
Other U.S. 513
International 4,254
Unknown 7,356
Total 177,276
Physical Plant, Spring 2016
Acres  
Chestnut Hill Campus 121
Brighton Campus 66
Newton Campus 40
Outlying Properties 111
Total 338
Square Footage  
Chestnut Hill Campus 5,559,948
Brighton Campus 816,514
Newton Campus 546,301
Outlying Properties 279,309
Total 7,202,072
Financial Highlights, FY2016
Endowment (as of May 31, 2016) $2.2 billion
Operating revenues and other support $937.4 million
Operating expenses $937.3 million
Sponsored research awards received $56.2 million
Total private gift support (FY16) $128.4 million