Boston College: Expand your world

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Expand your world

Are you ready for a new adventure? Boston College invites you to step out of your comfort zone and embark on new experiences that will change the way you see yourself and your surroundings. Our goal is to help you find your purpose—in the classroom, in the community, and in the world.

Learn without limits Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report, Boston College offers the intellectual rigor of a liberal arts college with the exceptional resources of a Research 1 institution. Our Core Curriculum encourages students to pursue multiple interests by double majoring and taking courses outside their areas of study.

Majors Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Majors African and African Diaspora Studies Art History Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Classics Communication Computer Science Economics English Environmental Geoscience Environmental Studies Film Studies French Geological Sciences German Studies Hispanic Studies History Human-Centered Engineering Independent Major International Studies Islamic Civilization and Societies Italian Linguistics Mathematics Music Neuroscience Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Russian Slavic Studies Sociology Studio Art Theatre Theology

Carroll School of Management Concentrations Accounting Accounting and Information Systems Accounting for Finance and Consulting Business Analytics (co-concentration only) Entrepreneurship (co-concentration only) Finance

General Management Information Systems Management and Leadership Marketing Operations Management

Connell School of Nursing Major Nursing

Lynch School of Education and human development Majors Applied Psychology and Human Development Elementary Education Secondary Education Transformative Educational Studies

Interdisciplinary Minors African and African Diaspora Studies American Studies Ancient Civilization Asian Studies Catholic Studies East European Studies Environmental Studies Faith, Peace, and Justice German Studies Global Public Health and the Common Good International Studies Irish Studies Islamic Civilization and Societies Jewish Studies Journalism Latin American Studies Managing for Social Impact and the Public Good Medical Humanities, Health, and Culture

Additional information on programs of study, majors, and minors may be found on each college’s or school’s website.



of undergraduate students at BC pursue more than one major.

Do research that matters Housed within the 150,000-square-foot Integrated Science and Engineering Center (opening December 2021), the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society is a hub for multidisciplinary, collaborative research that engages students and faculty in tackling global issues in the areas of energy, the environment, and health.


of BC students participate in research opportunities with faculty

Access to a world-class city Boston isn’t just part of our name, it’s part of our identity, and the city is just a short trolley ride away from our picturesque campus. Soak up the area’s rich history, culture, and arts scene, and take advantage of internship opportunities at renowned medical centers, financial firms, and technology start-ups.

A true college town, Boston is home to 153,000 students enrolled at 35 colleges and universities.

17 km

is the distance from your residence hall to Logan International Airport, making going back and forth to campus very easy.

Join a diverse community Part of what makes the BC community so vibrant is the range of backgrounds and viewpoints brought by our increasingly global student body. Boston College’s 9,445 undergraduate students hail from 55 different countries, and our campus is home to 845 international undergraduate students and 219 international faculty and research scholars each year.


cultural clubs on campus include the Muslim Student Association, Organization of Latin American Affairs, and Southeast Asian Student Association.



of BC students identify as AHANA (African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American) descent; another 8% are international citizens.

Get involved on campus More than 85 percent of BC students live on campus, where they come together with their peers to participate in clubs, cheer on our Division I sports teams, or simply connect over a meal. Located in Chestnut Hill, our scenic campus with its Gothic architecture provides the perfect backdrop to your college experience, both academically and socially.


club and intramural athletic

programs keep students active in the newly opened 244-square-foot Margot Connell Recreation Center.

Become your best self As a Catholic, Jesuit institution, Boston College’s undergraduate education is animated by the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—care for the whole person—a path to living a life of meaning and purpose both personally and professionally. We form leaders who are smart, talented, and passionate about making the world a better place.

As a member of many BC organizations, including the Marching Band, Chinese Students Association, Pulse, and the Stride Leadership Program, I made valuable friendships and personally grew to exemplify BC’s motto—‘men and women for others.’

—Shijie Zhao ’22

Build connections for the future When you graduate from Boston College, you join a global network of more than 188,000 alumni working in government and medicine, technology and entrepreneurship, and culture and scholarship. The Career Center offers an array of programs, workshops, career fairs, and networking events to prepare you for a successful, fulfilling future in the U.S. or abroad.

We’re here for you The transition to college can be challenging for all students— and twice as hard for those also adjusting to a new culture. Our International Assistant Program aims to ease the transition for international students, matching them with upper-class mentors who will help them adjust to their new environment, and make sure their first year goes smoothly.



of 2019 Boston College graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of receiving their diplomas.

Want to know more? For application details or to learn more about the resources available to international students at BC, visit

BC by the numbers

135 acre main campus in Chestnut Hill, 9.7 km from downtown Boston

9,445 undergraduate students from 48 U.S. states and 55 countries


Schedule a visit Come and experience Boston College for yourself. We offer many different ways to connect online, including virtual panels with our students and faculty, interactive campus tours, and information sessions on a range of topics. Get all the details at: To be placed on our mailing list, visit

total enrollment

53 undergraduate majors

51% of students engage in service or volunteer work every week

31 Division I sports teams

Office of Undergraduate Admission Devlin Hall 208 140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467 800-360-2522 | 617-552-3100

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