Boston College

Academic Highlights

  • The Boston College Core Curriculum will serve as the foundation of your educational journey and innovative, team taught Complex Problems and Enduring Questions courses are a unique and dynamic way to fulfill student requirements.

  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1.

  • With a historical commitment to social justice, 50% of our students choose to volunteer their time in service to others on a weekly basis; nearly 90% will participate in either a domestic or international community service experience prior to graduation.

  • As an R-1 Research University, students have a variety of options to engage in undergraduate research within each academic department, either independently or alongside world-class faculty members.

  • Approximately 50% of each graduating class will have participated in one of more than 200 study abroad programs in 34 countries around the world.

  • 87% of students engaged in at least one internship during their undergraduate career; 394 employers actively recruited Boston College students in 2019.

  • BC students have been selected for prestigious scholarships of impact such as Fulbright Grants, Goldwater Scholarships, Marshall Scholarships, Javits Fellowships, National Science Foundation Fellowships, Truman Scholarships, and Rhodes Scholarships.