Choosing BC

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We’re dedicated to the formation of the whole person—to your academic, personal, spiritual, and social growth. Our Core Curriculum broadens your intellectual horizons while shaping your character. Learn more about the BC difference.


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We make the process as smooth as possible and ensure that your completed application receives careful, thoughtful, and deliberate attention from our admission committee.


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We’re committed to ensuring that all admitted students—no matter their socioeconomic backgrounds—can succeed at BC. We're one of just 21 private U.S. universities that are need-blind and meet the full demonstrated need of all accepted students.

Snapshot of the Class of 2026


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We seek students who are bright, curious, passionate, and engaged. As a Jesuit university, Boston College emphasizes liberal arts education, character development, and the cultivation of leaders. Our mission is to graduate men and women who know how to think, make decisions, communicate, and act with integrity.
John Mahoney, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

Video Gallery

A peek inside life at Boston College

We've curated a gallery of dozens of videos—from campus tours and incoming class welcomes, to features about the academic, social, and spiritual journeys our students take during their time on the Heights—to give you a better understanding of what it means to be a member of the Boston College community.

BC Common Data Set

The Common Data Set initiative is a collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson’s, and U.S. News & World Report. The combined goal of this collaboration is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in a student’s transition into higher education.

Humans of Boston College

Get to know Boston College, one Eagle at a time. Nominate a BC student, faculty or staff member, or alumnus today!

Experience Our Campus

Explore our magnificent campus, noted for its Collegiate Gothic architecture, award-winning Stokes Hall, and Bapst Library, consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful college libraries in the country.

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