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Boston College: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $33,000 $35,674 $37,950 $39,130 3.1%
Books and supplies $650 $650 $650 $750 15.4%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $10,720 $11,060 $11,610 $11,840 2.0%
Other $1,000 $1,000 $1,850 $1,150 -37.8%
Off Campus          
Room and board $7,620 $7,700 $6,850 $8,750 27.7%
Other $1,000 $1,000 $1,850 $1,150 -37.8%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $3,020 $3,100 $3,100 $3,150 1.6%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $45,370 $48,384 $52,060 $52,870 1.6%
Off Campus $42,270 $45,024 $47,300 $49,780 5.2%
Off Campus with Family $36,670 $39,424 $41,700 $43,030 3.2%
 

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Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 29,289 12,981 16,308
Percent admitted 30% 31% 29%
Percent admitted who enrolled 25% 26% 23%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program X  
Recommendations X  
Formal demonstration of competencies   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1,858 86%
ACT 312 14%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 610 700
SAT Math 640 730
SAT Writing 630 720
ACT Composite 29 32
ACT English 29 34
ACT Math 28 33
ACT Writing 8 10

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education 12/1/1935 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools 1/1/1932 -   Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 5/7/1982 -   Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology 1/1/1968 -   Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 10/3/2003 -   Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels 10/3/2003 -   Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level 10/12/2002 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 1/1/1959 -   Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs 12/11/2009 -   Accredited
Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs 12/11/2009 -   Accredited