Boston College is a private Jesuit Catholic research university located in the village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of downtown Boston. It has 9,100 full-time undergraduates and almost 5,000 graduate students. The university's name reflects its early history as a liberal arts college and preparatory school (now Boston College High School) in Boston's South End. It is a member of the 568 Group and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Its main campus is a historic district and features some of the earliest examples of collegiate gothic architecture in North America.
Boston College's undergraduate program is currently ranked 30th in the National Universities ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Boston College is categorized as an R1: Highest Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Students at the university earned 21 Fulbright Awards in 2012, ranking the school eighth among American research institutions. At $2.22 billion, Boston College has the 39th largest university endowment in North America.
Boston College offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees through its nine schools and colleges. Boston College sports teams are called the Eagles, and their colors are maroon and gold; the school mascot is Baldwin the Eagle.
Boston College, the first institution of higher education to operate in the city of Boston, is today among the nation’s foremost universities, a leader in the liberal arts, scientific inquiry, and student formation.
Boston College was founded in 1863 by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) to educate Boston’s predominantly Irish, Catholic immigrant community. BC began as an undergraduate liberal arts college, but as its aspirations grew, it added graduate programs and professional schools fulfilling its charter as a university.
Grounded in the ideals that inspired our Jesuit founders, Boston College urges students to look inward but always to reach out—to develop their minds and talents to the fullest and use them in service to others.
As a Jesuit, Catholic University, Boston College is rooted in a world view that calls us to learn, to search for truth, and to live in service to others. To fulfill that mission, we welcome and embrace the contributions of a diverse student body from many faith traditions.
The Boston College is a Private university located in Chestnut Hill.
The Boston College was founded in 1863.
The current president of Boston College is William P. Leahy, S.J..
According to verified online sources, the Boston College enrolls a total of 4400 students.
According to the main website, the Boston College has a total student population of 4400 graduate students.