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Boston College

Boston College

Boston College

Boston College (BC) is a private Roman Catholic Jesuit research university located in the village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA. It has 9,200 full-time undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. Its name reflects its early history as a liberal arts college and preparatory 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 offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees through its nine schools and colleges. Boston College is currently ranked 31 in the National Universities ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
Boston College is categorized as an RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Boston College sports teams are called the Eagles, the colors being maroon and gold; the school mascot is the Baldwin the Eagle. The Eagles compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports offered by the ACC. The men’s and women’s ice hockey teams compete in Hockey East.

Boston College Rankings in 2010

Boston College Rankings in 2011

Boston College Ranking in 2012

Boston College Tuitions and Fees

Boston College tuition for full-time students during the 2010-2011 academic year is $20,385 per semester. Additional annual charges include the I.D. fee ($20) and the Law Student Association fee ($135).  Fall semester is billed in June and due in August.  Spring tuition is billed in November and due in December. The Trustees of Boston College reserve the right to increase tuition and fees and to set new fees. Any changes may be made applicable to students already enrolled in the school. Tuition for the upcoming academic year is set in February every year.

LAW SCHOOL 2010-2011
Tuition $40,770
Fees $340
Books $1,300
Total: $42,410


Room* $1,065/mo. $9,585
Board $355/mo. $3,200
Transportation $150/mo. $1,350
Personal $362/mo. $3,255
Total: $17,390



*Room = Rent: $900 x 9 months = $8,100

Utilities: $165 x 9 months = $1,485

Withdrawals and Refunds

Tuition is refundable if notice of withdrawal is made in writing to the dean, using the appropriate university form. The date of receipt of the withdrawal notice will determine the amount of tuition refunded.

Within two weeksafter first class 80%
Within three weeksafter first class 60%
Within four weeksafter first class 40%
Within five weeksafter first class 20%

No tuition will be refunded after the fifth week of classes. If you seek a refund of the credit balance on your account, you should call (617-552-3300) or write the Office of Student Services in Lyons Hall on the University’s main campus.


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