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Boston College

Chesnut Hill, MA

According to its mission statement, Boston College "seeks to be the national leader in the liberal arts; to fulfill its Jesuit, Catholic mission of faith and service; to continue to develop model programs to support students in their formation; and to seek solutions—as researchers, educators, leaders, and caregivers—that directly address the world’s most urgent problems." [Source]

Website: http://www.bc.edu/

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9,955
Undergraduate
Enrollment
88%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$61,706
Tuition & Fees
(annually)

14:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
0.9%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

NO

Literature

YES

Foreign Language

YES

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

YES

Science

NO


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FIRE Speech Code School Rating
Boston College has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech
OASES of Excellence
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Curriculum last evaluated: 8/23/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.