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BC Ranked 31st in 2013 'U.S. News' Survey

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (9-12-12)Boston College placed 31st among national universities in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report survey, retaining its ranking from last year.

The University was bolstered by increased faculty resources, a strong two-year assessment from high school guidance counselors, and improvements in academic reputation and admission selectivity.     

Boston College also maintained its rank of 39th in the “Great Schools at 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 maintained its rank of 24th in the “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” survey.  

BC Provost and Dean of Faculties Cutberto Garza said he was pleased with the 2013 U.S. News rankings and the positive way in which Boston College continues to be viewed among top national universities.

“Once again, Boston College has been ranked among the country’s best universities by U.S. News and World Report, and I am pleased that the accomplishments of our faculty and University community have been recognized,” said Garza. “It is noteworthy that despite the fluctuations that have been part of the financial and higher education landscape of the last several years, BC has seen steady improvements in its academic reputation. Moreover, our collective commitment to increase the number of smaller classes at the University was key, and I congratulate all who were involved in this effort. We remain determined to press forward and serve our students with the energy and dedication they deserve, and we believe that families are responding as more and more of them seek to be a part of the BC experience.”

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.

    U.S. News’ rankings of all colleges and universities can be accessed online at

--Jack Dunn is director of News & Public Affairs;