Boston College

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Demographics - Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Surrounding community: Small city (inside urban area pop. under 100000)
Total Population - Urban: 11078
Total Population - Rural: N/A
Households: 3539
Median Household Income: 78007
Families: 2102
Population - African American: 361
Population - Asian: 1419
Population - American Indian / Alaskan Native: 43
Population - White (including Hispanic): 9312
Population - Pacific Islander: 13
Population - Other: 213

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Undergraduate: Arts & sciences plus professions high graduate coexistence
Graduate: Comprehensive doctoral (no medical/veterinary)
Undergraduate Population: Full-time four-year more selective lower transfer-in
Enrollment: Majority undergraduate
Size & Setting: Large four-year highly residential

Student Enrollment Demographics

  Men Women Total
Non Resident Alien 414 434 848
Black Non-Hispanic 308 445 753
Hispanic 380 547 927
Asian / Pacific Islander 492 597 1089
American Indian / Alaskan Native 21 33 54
White Non-Hispanic 4518 5254 9772
Race Unknown 590 628 1218

Student Graduation Demographics

  Men Women Total
Non Resident Alien 26 12 38
Black Non-Hispanic 56 52 108
Hispanic 45 78 123
Asian / Pacific Islander 68 104 172
American Indian / Alaskan Native 3 3 6
White Non-Hispanic 823 762 1585
Race Unknown 47 59 106

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance Learning: No
ROTC - Army / Navy / Air Force: Yes
ROTC - Army: Yes
ROTC - Navy: Yes
ROTC - Air Force: Yes
Study Abroad: Yes
Weekend College: No
Teacher Certification: Yes

Campus Crime Statistics

Aggravated Assault - Incidents: 8
Aggravated Assault - per thousand: 0.55
Forcible Rape - Incidents: 7
Forcible Rape - per thousand: 0.48
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter - Incidents: N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter - per thousand: N/A
Robbery - Incidents: N/A
Robbery - per thousand: N/A
Violent Crime - Incidents: 15
Violent Crime - per thousand: 1.03
Arson - Incidents: N/A
Arson - per thousand: N/A
Burglary - Incidents: 48
Burglary - per thousand: 3.28
Larceny Theft - Incidents: 110
Larceny Theft - per thousand: 7.52
Vehicle Theft - Incidents: 1
Vehicle Theft - per thousand: 0.07
Property Crime - Incidents: 159
Property Crime - per thousand: 10.87

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

  In District In State Out of State
Full-time Undergraduate Tuition $35,150 $30,950 $35,150
Full-time Undergraduate Required Fee $524 $488 $524
Part-time Undergraduate per Credit Hour $1,342 $1,342 $1,342
Full-time Graduate Tuition $19,656 $19,656 $19,656
Full-time Graduate Required Fee $120 $120 $120
Part-time Graduate per Credit Hour $1,092 $1,092 $1,092
Total Cost of Attendance (On Campus) $48,384 $31,438 $48,384
Total Cost of Attendance (Off Campus without Family) $45,024 $45,024 $45,024
Total Cost of Attendance (Off Campus with Family) $39,424 $39,424 $39,424

Admission Details

Application Fee Required: N/A
Undergraduate Application Fee: 60.00
Graduate Application Fee: 70
First Professional Application Fee: 75
Applicants - Female: 16446
Applicants - Male: 12404
Admitted - Female: 4056
Admitted - Male: 3813
First-time Enrollment - Female: 1143
First-time Enrollment - Male: 1148
Full-time Enrollment: 100%
Full-time Enrollment - Female: 50%
Full-time Enrollment - Male: 50%
Part-time Enrollment: 0%
Part-time Enrollment - Female: N/A
Part-time Enrollment - Male: N/A
Enrollment - Out of State: 74%
Total Enrollment: 14661
Percent of Students International: 4%
Undergraduate Acceptance Rate: 31%

Admission Criteria

Open Admissions: No
High School Diploma or Equivalent: Required
High School - GPA: Required
High School - Rank: Recommended
High School - Record: Required
College Preparation Completion: Required
Recommendations: Required
Formal Competency Demo: Recommended
Admission Test Scores: Required
TOEFL: Required
Other Tests: N/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit: No
Life Experience: No
Advanced Placement (AP): Yes

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships: NAA NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference: Football (Atlantic Coast Conference)
NCAA Track & Field Conference: Basketball (Atlantic Coast Conference)
NCAA Baseball Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA Football Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference

SAT Test Admission

SAT Submissions: 92%
SAT Verbal - 25th Percentile: 610
SAT Verbal - 75th Percentile: 700
SAT Math - 25th Percentile: 640
SAT Math - 75th Percentile: 720
SAT Cumulative - 25th Percentile: 1240
SAT Cumulative - 75th Percentile: 1430

ACT Test Admission

ACT Submissions: 26%
ACT Verbal - 25th Percentile: 26
ACT Verbal - 75th Percentile: 32
ACT Math - 25th Percentile: 26
ACT Math - 75th Percentile: 31
ACT Cumulative - 25th Percentile: 27
ACT Cumulative - 75th Percentile: 31

Student Services

Remedial Services: No
Academic / Career Counseling: Yes
Part-time Cost-defraying Employment: Yes
Career Placement: Yes
On-Campus Day Care: Yes
Library Facility: Yes

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required: No
Dorm Capacity: 7325
Meals per Week: N/A
Room Fee: 6820
Board Fee: 4240
Percent of Students Living On-Campus: No
On-Campus Housing Available: 55%

Student Financial Aid Details

  % of Students Avg. Amount Users
Federal Grant Aid 13% $3,483 239
State & Local Grant Aid 5% $2,557 115
Institutional Grant Aid 46% $18,159 940
Student Loan Aid 50% $3,195 1080
Any Financial Aid Type 56% $1,505

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Tenure System: Yes
Average Full-time Salary - Female: 87618
Average Full-time Salary - Male: 108727
Number of Full-time Faculty - Female: 263
Number of Full-time Faculty - Male: 413
Number of Part-time Faculty: 547
Total Benefits: 18733262

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