Boston College: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from Boston College’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

Boston College Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Institution: Private
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Semester 
  • Retention Rate: 95%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 9,532
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional 
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Factors in Admission Decisions


Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Class Rank
Application Essay
Standardized test scores


Extracurricular Activities
Character/personal qualities
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer work
First Generation
Racial/Ethnic Status
Work experience

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: January 1
  • Deferred Admission: Yes – 1 year (2 years for required military service)
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Decision)
  • EA/ED Deadline: November 1

Student Life Information

Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 701 International (nonresidents) students
  • 1,073 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 411 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 5,570 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 4 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 1,048 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 3 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 406 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 316 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown


$80 Application Fee

$62,950 Tuition Fee

$1,226 Required Fees

$16,120  Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $159,071,660

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $10,262,654

The data presented here was collected from the Boston College Common Data Set 2021-2022.

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