Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Boston College is a private research university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, founded in 1863. It has 9,000 full-time undergraduates and almost 5,000 graduate students. The main campus is situated atop 500 acres (2.0 km2) on the southwest face of the Chestnut Hill plateau, overlooking the 830-acre (3.4 km2) Newton Cemetery. The university has two satellite campuses: in Downtown Boston and in the Boston suburb of Brighton.

The Boston College Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). They are one of the oldest and most successful programs in the history of college athletics, with 25 national championships.

Boston College's Chestnut Hill campus features some of the earliest examples of Collegiate Gothic architecture in North America. The main campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Boston College offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees through its nine schools and colleges: the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, the Carroll School of Management, the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, the Connell School of Nursing, the School of Social Work, the School of Theology and Ministry, the Boston College Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Boston College Law School, and the Woods College of Advancing Studies.

Quick Facts

Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

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Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $78,572

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $78,572

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Boston College is $273045.01. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Boston College. For graduates of Boston College, we saw an average early-career income of $69000.00 and mid-career income of $126800.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.