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Boston College

Address: 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA

Description Boston College

  • Year of foundation: 1863
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Age: from 17 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: almost 15,000 (about 9% of foreigners)
  • Form of study: full-time.

Boston College is a private Catholic research university in the picturesque progressive village of Chestnut Hill. The school has an excellent reputation in the scientific community and an impressive teaching experience: the college was the first in Boston in 1863 and today is considered a leader in the humanities and research, consistently ranked among the TOP 90 best universities in America. Forbes in the 2011 ranking, Boston College ranked 26th in the list of leading US universities, and in 2012, The New York Times called it the country's largest Catholic intellectual center. 

An important component of education at Boston College is spiritual life: students cultivate the idea of serving the community through scientific work, developing their talents and skills. The motto of Boston College is “Always transcend” (from the sixth book of the Homer Iliad). University talisman is a proud eagle.

A small private college, opened by the Jesuits in 1864, initially offered a seven-year program of study - a sort of symbiosis between high school and college. The first 22 students of the college accepted on September 5, 1864 on Harrison Avenue, where the growing team soon became very small and the president, Rev. Thomas I. Gasson, acquired 31 acres on Lawrence's farm in Chestnut Hill. Half a century later, in 1909, they began to build another campus, called today in student circles "Heights". The educational institution was conceived as a college of the humanities, but today they offer here graduate education and professional programs, which in fact gives it university status.

Among the graduates of Boston College there are prominent political figures and diplomats, top managers of major companies, famous actors.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Boston College

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  • Cost: from $ 26,625 per semester.

Boston College brought together students from fifty states and 80 countries, offering a total of 58 major undergraduate programs. The curriculum was created to help young people broaden their horizons, in-depth study of the humanities as the basis of their future profession. Areas of study are divided into 8 schools:

  • College of Arts and Sciences Robert J. Morrissey
  • Boston College of Law
  • James A. Woods, SJ College of Advancing Studies
  • School of Social Work
  • School of Management Carroll
  • School of Nursing William F. Connell
  • Caroline A. and Peter S. Lynch School of Education and Human Development
  • School of Theology and Ministry.


The BC Master's degree opens up great career prospects for the student and the scientific outlook is a place for those who seek to explore new opportunities. Teachers seek to use the resources of the institute to promote the values of humanitarian education, they try to grow up conscious and responsible citizens of the world from students.

Accommodation, housing and food

Massachusetts is an American alma mater, where good traditions and outstanding academic achievements contributed to the formation of a cluster of more than a hundred universities and colleges. Boston College’s main campus is located in a picturesque area of Chestnut Hill in Newton, just a few minutes from downtown Boston - easily accessible by public transport.

Boston College Dining Services ranks 7th on the 2018 The Daily Meal list of 75 Best Food Colleges in America. The canteen implements the FRESH to Table programs, the introduction of mobile orders at Hillside Cafe and College Road Cafe and Market, creative dining events, and collaboration with student organizations to reduce campus waste.

Events Boston College

  • 31 men's and women's sports teams NCAA Division I
  • 40 sports clubs
  • 273 student associations.


  • International Exchange Programs
  • In 2014, the Boston College Foundation fund, supplemented by donations from former students and organizations, totaled more than $ 2,200,000,000
  • 67% of students receive needs-based financial assistance totaling $ 131,300,000.

Equipment Boston College

  • The main campus of Boston College is the oldest buildings of the university, most of its educational buildings and residences, sports facilities and restaurants.
  • Newton Campus, one mile west of Chestnut Hill Campus, is home to a law school, sports fields, and several novice dormitories.
  • Brighton Campus, located across Commonwealth Avenue from Chestnut Hill Campus, is the School of Theology and Ministry, the McMullen Museum of Art, administrative offices and several new sports fields.
  • Connors Family Convention Center in Dover, Massachusetts
  • Weston Observatory in the same state.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year at the university is divided into two semesters. The application and the package of documents, if you want to get an answer among the first, you need to submit before November 1, the decision of the selection committee comes by e-mail by December 20. Allowed to submit an application before January 1: in this case, the answer will come before April 1.

Education in undergraduate programs in BC will cost the student about $ 50,000 per year, master's programs - about $ 25,000 per year.

  • Mandatory fees associated with medical care and student program - $ 1401
  • The cost of accommodation and meals - $ 14142
  • The cost of textbooks and teaching materials - from $ 1,300 to $ 2,200
  • One-time fee for freshmen - $ 565.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The admission committee enrolls at the university on the basis of academic performance and examination grades. Recommended minimum language test scores:

  • TOEFL iBT (Internet version) - 100
  • IELTS (academic module, average overall grade) - 7.5.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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