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Boston College Ranked 31st in 2015 US News Survey


By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: Sept. 9, 2014

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (9-9-14)—Boston College maintained its ranking of 31st among national universities in the 2015 US News & World Report survey.

The University was bolstered by high marks in admission selectivity, graduation rates and alumni giving, as well as a continued strong assessment from high school guidance counsellors. 

Boston College was also ranked 37th 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 one spot to 21st in the “The Best in Undergraduate Business” rankings of top AACSB-accredited programs.

Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley said he was pleased with the 2015 US News rankings and the positive manner in which Boston College continues to be viewed nationally. “It is heartening to see that Boston College has been recognized once again by US News & World Report as one of the nation’s great universities,” said Quigley. “We are committed to providing a transformative education to those young men and women who chose to study at BC, and it is good to see our peers recognizing just how well we are doing. I congratulate our talented faculty and all members of the University community for their important contributions that have resulted in our maintaining our position in the top tier of national research universities.”

Overall, Princeton was ranked first by US News followed by Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford and the University of Chicago. Boston College was eclipsed by Tufts and Wake Forest universities at 27th; the University of Michigan at 29th; and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill at 30th. Following Boston College were New York University at 32nd; College of William and Mary and the University of Rochester at 33rd; and Brandeis University and Georgia Institute of Technology at 35th.      

US News’ rankings of all colleges and universities can be accessed at

Jack Dunn, Office of News & Public Affairs