Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Boston College is a privately run, not for profit institution, located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 28956 and 9017 students were accepted.

Boston College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $50,480 and fees $816. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $50,480 and $816 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate95%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Accelerated MSN
  3. Doctoral degrees (PhD, BSN to PhD)

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 97
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 1
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 16
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 18
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 15
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 11
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 15
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 13
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 4

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Boston College

Emmanuel College
3.5 miles away
MCPHS University
3.6 miles away
Simmons College
3.65 miles away
Boston University
3.75 miles away
Northeastern University
4.22 miles away
Fisher College
5.11 miles away
Emerson College
5.12 miles away
MGH Institute of Health Professions
6.37 miles away
Regis College
7.08 miles away
Curry College
7.32 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
12/01/1935 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
10/12/2002 - Current



Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading620 to 720
SAT: Math640 to 740
SAT: Writing640 to 730
ACT Composite30 to 33
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$5,549
30k to 48k$9,179
48k to 75k$15,827
75k to 110k$24,810
Over 110k$47,234
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,826.00 $1,826.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,512.00 $1,512.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

MARILN Professional Scholarship Award

Applicants must be Massachusetts or Rhode Island residents and have lived in Massachusetts or Rhode Island for at least four years before having entered that practical nursing program. They [...]

Massachusetts Long Term Care Foundation Scholarship

Applicant must work in a nursing home or assisted living residence in Massachusetts and must have worked there for at least one year.

Asian American Scholarship

Applicant must be a full-time Boston College junior, a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States, and be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Applicant [...]

Boston College - One Family Scholarship Program

The program assists heads of households in achieving their academic goals. Recipients of this scholarship receive an integrated network of services through the non-profit organization, One [...]

Boston College - Part-Time Grant

To be eligible for a Massachusetts Part-Time Grant, an applicant must be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to the start of the academic year; be a U.S. [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Massachusetts state board of nursing
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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