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Boston College Ranked 31st by 'U.S. News' Survey

Chestnut Hill, Mass. (9-13-11) - Boston College placed 31st among national universities in the U.S. News & World Report survey for 2012, retaining its ranking from last year.

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The University was bolstered by an improved showing in faculty resources, a strong assessment from high school guidance counselors, who placed BC 26th overall, and improvements in the average alumni giving rate.

Boston College also improved to 39th in the “Great Schools Great Prices” ranking, reflecting the University’s commitment to need-blind admissions and to meeting the full demonstrated need of all of its accepted students.  In addition, BC’s Carroll School of Management was ranked 24th in the “Best Business Schools” survey.

Provost and Dean of Faculties Cutberto Garza said he was pleased with the 2012 U.S. News rankings and the positive way in which Boston College continues to be viewed among top national universities.

“The rankings reflect the benefits of our strategic investment in teaching, research and student formation, all of which contribute to our students’ intellectual and personal development,” said Garza.

In addition to the U.S. News rankings, Boston College placed 26th in Forbes magazine’s annual list of “America’s Best Colleges,” released in August. The U.S. News rankings of all colleges and universities can be accessed online at

--Jack Dunn, director of the Office of News & Public Affairs;