About Boston College

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Boston College cost?

Boston College Cost of Attendance
In-state $51,296
Out-of-state $51,296
On-Campus Room and Board $13,818
Off-Campus Room and Board $9,450
Average Annual Cost $27,167
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000
$30,000-$48,000
$48,000-$75,000
$75,000-$110,000
Over $110,000

Boston College Financial Aid and Debt

90%

Students paying down their debt

$19,000

Typical Total Student Debt

$196

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 53% $35,919
Federal Grants 13% $7,307
Pell grants 12% $4,463
Other federal grants 12% $3,014
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 4% $2,846
Institutional grants or scholarships 41% $36,131
Student loan aid 38% $4,027
Federal student loans 38% $4,347
Other student loans $3,000

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do an extracurricular activity 237 Up to $1,000
Take a foreign language class 142 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 110 Up to $4,500
Have work experience 108 Up to $6,000
Take a challenging class 265 Up to $3,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Boston College Admissions

What is Boston College's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 31%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 61% of applicants
SAT Reading 620-720
SAT Math 640-740
SAT Writing 640-730
ACT Submissions 52% of applicants
Composite Score 30-33

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Boston College Campus Life

15:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

22

Forbes Ranking

89%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

93%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 10297
Living on campus
Transfer Students 8%
Under Age 25 38%
Gender Balance
Men
47%
Women
53%

Student Diversity

63%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
59.28%
Unknown
17.92%
Hispanic or Latino
9.39%
Asian
9.29%
Black or African American
4.04%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.02%

Boston College Graduation Success

95%

First Year Student Retention

89%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$70,000

Average Salary After Graduation

About Boston College

Address

140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Small City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify