United States, Massachusetts

One of America’s most prestigious private Roman Catholic college is Boston College, located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The institute is classified as an R1 research university; the name ‘Boston College’ represents the historically small liberal arts college it was back in the year 1863. Boston College boasts the most progressive pedagogy in arts and science; management, education and human development; nursing; social work; law; theology and ministry; advancing studies. The college is home to 9000+ students, belonging to all 50 states of the USA and 80 foreign countries. A variety of scholarships and financial aids are provided to students enrolling in the university as per the needs and requirements, making the university a common destination amongst international students.

Campus Life

The main campus of Boston College is a 175-acre property that includes 120 buildings overlooking the beautiful Chestnut Hill reservoir. Other campuses and centres of the institute include Middle Campus, Newton Campus, Brighton Campus, Connor Centre, Weston Observatory. There are a variety of student clubs and organizations and 14 Greek letter organizations to participate. The institute is vividly famous for recreational activities like intramurals, fraternities and sororities life, student government association, outdoor activities, gymnasium and exercise groups. Since 1919, the college is printing a weekly newspaper called ‘The Heights’. Students at Boston are actively involved in broadcasting a show called ‘The BC’, a widely acclaimed parody of the popular show The OC. Eagles, the varsity athletic team competes in basketball, football, baseball, lacrosse and many other games at NCAA Division I level.

Noted Alumni

Boston College has a global alumni network of 180,000 successful graduates. Some of the notable names are Marty Walsh (current Mayor of Boston), Joseph Brennan (70th Governor of Maine), Amy Poehler (actress and comedian), Chris O’Donnell (actor), Peter Lynch (Mutual Fund manager for Fidelity), John Mara (president, CEO and co-owner of the New York Giants), Phil Schiller (vice president of Apple Inc.)