Why Choose Woods?

At Woods College, we’re dedicated to doing everything we can to support every student in their quest to thrive—in the classroom and outside of it—as well as to help them become more thoughtful and more fully engaged in their communities on the way to reaching their goals.

You’re an important part of our success and what we envision for our future, and we hope you’ll schedule a visit with us soon.


The Woods College Community

Being a commuter student, I really appreciate the small class sizes that allow for close connections with both my classmates and my professors.
Sarah Harvey '20, Student in B.A. program

An Esteemed Education

You’ll study at a world-class research institution, renowned for its academic excellence. Our undergraduates earn Boston College degrees, and each of our graduate programs stay on the forefront of industries through leading research. Our students also have opportunities to take courses across the other schools at Boston College.

Jesuit Values

Intellectual inquiry, character formation and service, reverence for all humans—these and other Jesuit, Catholic values lead us forward in everything we do. We evaluate courses with a rubric that prioritizes our Jesuit heritage to ensure we remain aligned with our mission.

Faculty Who Are Practitioners

Learn from accomplished academics and practitioners—faculty members who stay on top of market trends and use that knowledge to inform the classroom and their advising. Our faculty possess decades of applicable experience.

Industry-Aligned Curricula

We adapt our programs to industry patterns, monitoring what’s actually happening and responding to the latest in technology and developments around the world. Dedicated Advisory Boards—composed of our professors, faculty from other institutions, and local thought leaders—shape curricula and research, helping all of our programs stay eminently relevant.

Program Flexibility

We design our programs to meet your needs, your goals, and your lifestyle. That means we offer on-campus, online, and hybrid programs, full- and part-time options, and evening, weekend, and summer courses. We work with students to tailor curricula to fit their interests.

Individualized Attention

We prioritize responsive, highly attentive advising and faculty interactions that encompass academic, personal, and spiritual support in the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, or care for the whole person.

A Global, Loyal Alumni Network

Our 6,500+ Woods and 180,000 BC alumni networks are passionate and loyal, dedicated groups of professionals and potential mentors all across the globe who are ready to help you find your next job. Our WCAS Alumni Council advances the role of Woods alumni as leaders and active participants in our community.

Accessible, Affordable Degrees

Access a renowned Boston College education that can help you reach new heights—with affordable Woods College tuition and a variety of financial aid opportunities. We’re committed to working with you to access scholarships, assistantships, grants, and other forms of aid.

Support of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Students

True to its mission and heritage, Boston College is a welcoming and inclusive community. Boston College President William P. Leahy, S.J. signed statements from Pomona College and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) that urge the continuation of assistance to undocumented students through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, noting “Boston College is committed to supporting all of its students. The DACA program has benefitted students at Boston College, and they have contributed greatly to the life of our community.” Read more of Father Leahy's statement.

Undocumented students, with or without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), who are interested in or apply to the Woods College at Boston College, are treated equally to any other U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  The application process is the same for undocumented students as it is for domestic students.  While undocumented students are not eligible for federal aid, Boston College institutional aid may be available.  

To be considered for institutional aid, students must complete the College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS). More information may be found on the Boston College Financial Aid webpage.

Experience Campus Firsthand

St. Mary’s Hall South—our recently renovated space located in the heart of campus across Linden Lane from Bapst Library—is host to a variety of events and where you’ll find admission advisors, the Woods College main administrative offices, and administrative deans.