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First Year Students - Class of 2018
Total Applicants 23,223
Acceptance Rate 34%
Yield Rate 29%
Class Size 2,288
Middle 50% of SAT Scores 1960-2150
Enrollment Fall 2014, By Status
  Full-Time Part-Time Total
Undergraduate Enrollment      
Arts & Sciences 6,052 0 6,052
Education 613 0 613
Management 2,106 0 2,106
Nursing 382 0 382
Total Undergrad Day Students 9,153 0 9,153
Advancing Studies 244 307 551
Graduate & Professional Enrollment      
Graduate Arts & Sciences 792 23 815
Graduate Education 501 260 761
Law School 715 1 716
Graduate Management 446 382 828
Graduate Nursing 185 66 251
School of Social Work 517 76 593
School of Theology & Ministry 270 75 345
Graduate Advancing Studies 32 80 112
Total Graduate & Professional 3,458 963 4,421
Total University Enrollment 12,855 1,270 14,125
Enrollment Fall 2014, By Gender
  Men Women Total
Undergraduate Enrollment      
Arts & Sciences 2,673 3,379 6,052
Education 76 537 613
Management 1,420 686 2,106
Nursing 20 362 382
Total Undergrad Day Students 4,189 4,964 9,153
Advancing Studies 308 243 551
Graduate & Professional Enrollment      
Graduate Arts & Sciences 452 363 815
Graduate Education 197 564 761
Law School 384 332 716
Graduate Management 493 335 828
Graduate Nursing 28 223 251
School of Social Work 94 499 593
School of Theology & Ministry 207 138 345
Graduate Advancing Studies 56 56 112
Total Graduate & Professional 1,911 2,510 4,421
Total University Enrollment 6,408 7,717 14,125
Undergraduate AHANA Enrollment, Fall 2014
  Men Women Total %
American Indian/Alaska Nat. 3 3 6 0.1%
Asian 400 485 885 10.8%
Black or African American 159 194 353 4.3%
Hispanic or Latino 394 533 927 11.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pac. Islander 1 0 1 <0.1%
Two or More Races 110 170 280 3.4%
AHANA Undergraduate 1,067 1,385 2,452 30.0%
International 224 280 504 5.5%
AHANA & Intern'l Students 1,291 1,665 2,956 ---
Degress Conferred, AY2014
  Men Women Total
Undergraduate      
Total Arts & Sciences 684 821 1,505
Arts & Sciences - A.B. 507 668 1,175
Arts & Sciences - B.S. 177 153 330
Total Education 22 169 191
Education - A.B. 21 167 188
Education - B.S. 1 2 3
Management - B.S. 327 141 468
Nursing - B.S. 4 86 90
Subtotal Undergraduate Day 1,037 1,217 2,254
Advancing Studies 51 36 87
Total Undergraduate 1,088 1,253 2,341
Graduate  
Ph.D. 60 75 135
Ed.D. 8 12 20
LL.M. 4 10 14
M.A. 93 205 298
M.S. 132 214 346
M.Ed. 39 156 195
M.A.T. 2 2 4
M.S.T. 0 0 0
M.S.W. 28 182 210
M.B.A. 148 76 224
M.Div. 18 3 21
M.T.S. 23 11 34
Th.M. 9 0 9
C.A.E.S. 1 0 1
Total Graduate 565 946 1,511
Professional - J.D. 144 129 273
Canonical - S.T.L. or S.T.D. 14 1 15
Total Grad, Prof., & Canonical 723 1,076 1,799
Total Degrees Conferred 1,811 2,329 4,140
Financial Aid, FY2014
Undergraduates Receiving  
Need-based financial aid 43%
Financial assistance of all types 67%
Average Assistance  
Avg. need-based scholarship and/or grant $32,330
Avg. need-based financial aid package $36,793
Undergraduate Scholarships and Grants  
University $118,121,472
Federal $9,025,382
State $1,244,174
Total Scholarships and Grants $128,391,028
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees, 2014-2015
Tuition $46,670
Required fees $766
Residence $8,180
Board $5,006
Total $60,622
Full-Time Faculty By Rank & School, AY2014
  Full Associate Assistant Instructor Total
Arts & Sciences 149 149 143 13 454
Education 19 21 13 2 55
Law 27 17 7 0 51
Management 31 33 23 17 104
Nursing 6 15 18 8 47
Social Work 6 10 9 0 25
Theology & Ministry 6 12 4 0 22
Total 244 257 217 40 758
Full-Time Faculty By School & Gender, AY2014
  Men Women Total
  No. % No. % No.
Arts & Sciences 309 68% 145 32% 454
Education 22 40% 33 60% 55
Law 28 55% 23 45% 51
Management 67 64% 37 36% 104
Nursing 4 9% 43 91% 47
Social Work 10 40% 15 60% 25
Theology & Ministry 13 59% 9 41% 22
Total 453 60% 305 40% 758
Boston College Staff, Fall 2014
  Total Positions Total FTE
Provost & Dean of Faculties 768 744.40
Student Affairs 182 161.42
Athletics 168 156.97
Information Technology Services 241 240.39
Financial Vice President 465 449.53
University Advancement 188 188.00
Facilities Management 364 360.72
President 81 79.45
Human Resources 51 49.37
Mission & Ministry 44 41.19
Executive Vice President 22 22.00
Total Positions 2,574 2,493.44
Boston College Alumni, Fall 2014
Region No. of Alumni
Massachusetts 69,809
Other New England 18,700
Middle Atlantic 26,577
Midwest 8,952
Pacific Coast 11,192
South & Southeast 18,683
West & Southwest 6,216
Other U.S. 503
International 3,942
Unknown 7,252
Total 171,826
Physical Plant, Spring 2014
Acres  
Chestnut Hill Campus 121
Brighton Campus 66
Newton Campus 40
Outlying Properties 111
Total 338
Square Footage  
Chestnut Hill Campus 5,700,405
Brighton Campus 807,632
Newton Campus 550,038
Outlying Properties 267,330
Total 7,325,405
Financial Highlights, FY2014
Endowment (as of May 31, 2014) $2.2 billion
Operating revenues and other support $862.4 million
Operating expenses $862.3 million
Sponsored research awards received $50.9 million
Total private gift support (FY14) $132.8 million