Boston College is a coeducational university with an enrollment of 8,900 undergraduate and 4,600 graduate students representing every state and more than 95 countries. Founded in 1863, it is one of the oldest Jesuit, Catholic universities in the United States. US News & World Report ranks Boston College 34th among national universities.
Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through 7 schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research and have set new marks for research grant awards over the last ten years, more then $44 million in the last year alone.
The University's 116-acre main campus is located in an open suburban setting six miles from downtown Boston, with direct access to the city via trolley. The past decade has seen the construction or substantial renovation of 10 campus buildings. Current projects include renovation of the Law School facilities and the sports and recreation complex, and a major expansion of the biology/physics building.
The University has also made a major commitment to academic excellence. It is in the process of adding faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as foreign study, internships, community service, and personal formation.
Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 43 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade. During the same period, a remarkable increase in revenue from voluntary giving has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.4 billion, among the 50 largest in the nation.
Committed to academic excellence and service to others, the University serves a diverse body of scholars from across the United States and more than 90 foreign countries. A diverse community, Boston College boasts a full range of student organizations and activities to satisfy almost every interest.
Students enjoy a world-class education in a world-class city at a campus of pronounced beauty and award-winning architecture just outside the city of Boston.