of undergraduates major in a STEM field. Popular undergraduate majors include Economics, Biology, and Computer Science.
Choose Boston College Talent
At Boston College, our student’s education is measured in more than academic credits. Through a Jesuit rooted liberal arts education, our students are challenged to think—critically, ethically, and compassionately—and put their knowledge, beliefs, and talents into action. Our students leave campus prepared to lead lives of meaning and impact, equipped with skills that are relevant to the demands of today’s global society and ready to make a contribution to your organization.
"Recent graduates of Boston College are in high demand in the labor market and continue to enjoy great success in advancing their education in graduate and professional schools. The University’s distinctive approach to undergraduate education prepares this generation well for a wide range of opportunities beyond Chestnut Hill."
BC Talent is in High Demand
More than 9 out of 10 members of the Class of 2019 are employed, attending graduate school, engaging in service/volunteering, or participating in a fellowship. 73% of Class of 2019 graduates entered the workforce, representing a broad range of areas including financial services, healthcare, consulting and management, technology, communication and media, retail, law and public policy, education, accounting, entertainment, social services, and transportation.
Rigorous and Innovative Academic Programs
Through an innovative core cirriculum, Boston College students are taught by committed faculty invested in their success. Boston College students can take advantage of over 50 fields of study through 8 schools and colleges. The foundation of liberal arts prepares our students to live lives of meaning and impact and they are challenged to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Men and Women for Others
82% of undergraduates pursued community service/volunteer work during their time at BC. As a Jesuit, Catholic, institution, our focus is educating men and women who shape the world with vision, justice, and charity. Below are examples of how Boston College integrates service into the student experience:
- The PULSE program for service learning educates our students about social injustice by putting them into direct contact with marginalized populations and social change organizations.
- Students who participate in the Appalachia Volunteers service immersion opportunity—the largest at Boston College with over 500 students— travel to 40 locations. Forging bonds with people in urban centers and rural coal mining towns, they study the inequalities and injustices that affect millions of Americans.
- The Jenks Leadership Program identifies and prepares undergraduate men and women to take up leadership roles in the service of others and the common good.
- By participating in The Emerging Leader Program, first-year students develop the leadership skills and competencies necessary to facilitate positive change on campus and in their communities.
Increasingly Diverse Student Body
34% of the undergraduate BC population is African, Hispanic, Asian and/or Native American (AHANA), over 50% of the student population is female, and 8% are international students. The Career Center regularly liaises with diversity-related student organizations dedicated to advancing the careers of students of color, first generation students, and women.
At 5% above the national average, 25% of Boston College students who applied for a Fulbright grant received one in 2019. Due to their success, every year for the past ten years, Boston College has ranked consistently as one of the top-producing doctoral intuitions of Fulbright U.S. students. Fulbright grant recipients are chosen for demonstrating academic excellence, motivation, and high-impact leadership capabilities.
Engaged Students and Alumni
There are over 273 active student clubs and organizations on campus as well as 31 men's and women's NCAA Division 1 sports teams and 40 intramural clubs. The global Boston College alumni network is made of 182,000 active alumni and counting. Alumni and students can actively connect with each other on Eagle Exchange.
Through various experiences on campus, Boston College students are gaining the skills employers seek most. The Career Center proudly facilitates a range of programming to ensure BC students and alumni are career ready and know how to articulate the skills employers are looking for in their entry-level candiates, including critical thinking, oral/written communication, teamwork, digital technology, leadership, profesionalism, career managment, and global/intercultural fluency.
of undergraduates completed an internship or work-related experience during their time at BC.