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Boston College 31st in 2014 'U.S. News' Survey

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (9-10-13)—Boston College maintained its ranking of 31st among national universities in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report survey.

The University was bolstered by higher relative rankings for academic spending on students, admission selectivity and alumni giving.

Boston College also rose to 36th from 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 improved two positions to 22nd in the "The Best in Undergraduate Business Schools" rankings of top AACSB-accredited programs.

Interim Provost and Dean of Faculties Joseph Quinn said he was pleased with the 2014 U.S. News rankings and the positive manner in which Boston College continues to be viewed among top national universities.

"Boston College's continued high ranking is a source of pride for all of us, and confirms what our students and their families already know:  BC is a great place to be educated.  It a testament to the hard work of our faculty, staff, and administrators," he said. "We are especially glad that our commitment to--and increased funding for--financial aid has been acknowledged, as evidenced by the University’s improved ranking to 36th on the 'Great Schools, Great Prices' list for 2014.”

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

—Jack Dunn is director of the Office of News & Public Affairs