It has 9,100 full-time undergraduates and almost 5,000 graduate students. The university’s name reflects its early history as a liberal arts college and preparatory school (now Boston College High School) in Boston’s South End. It is a member of the 568 Group and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Its main campus is a historic district and features some of the earliest examples of collegiate gothic architecture in North America.
Boston College’s undergraduate program is currently ranked 31st in the National Universities ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Boston College was ranked the 422nd top college in the United States by Payscale and CollegeNet’s Social Mobility Index college rankings. Boston College is categorized as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Students at the university earned 21 Fulbright Awards in 2012, ranking the school eighth among American research institutions. At $2.831 billion, Boston College has the 40th largest university endowment in North America, and the largest endowment of all Jesuit colleges and universities.
Boston College offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees through its nine schools and colleges: Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences, Boston College Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Carroll School of Management, Lynch School of Education, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Boston College Law School, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Woods College of Advancing Studies.
Boston College research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Researchers find rust can power up artificial photosynthesis
- Research Creates New Opportunities From Waste Heat
- A new form of carbon: Grossly warped ‘nanographene’
- An unlikely competitor for diamond as the best thermal conductor
- Photosynthesis Re-Wired: Chemists Use Nanowires to Power Photosynthesis-Like Process
- Exotic Material Boosts Electromagnetism Safely
- Solar-Thermal Flat-Panels That Generate Electric Power
- Highly efficient ‘nanocoax’ solar cell inspired by coaxial cable
- A Computer Per Student Leads to Higher Performance Than Traditional Classroom Settings