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Boston College – “Ever to Excel”

Boston College - "Ever to Excel"
  • Ranked 37th in the country by for America’s Top Colleges
  • Ranked 21st overall for research universities
  • 33rd for private universities, and
  • 23rd in the Northeast region.


Founded in 1863, Boston College is rich in American history. For many foreigners, 152 years may seem rather young compared to the history of their own countries, but America overall is a young country compared to many of yours (founded in 1776). Boston College’s main campus is located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and sits on 130 acres of land; that’s bigger than Vatican City. Boston College is clearly close to the city of Boston itself; less than 7 miles away. For anyone who doesn’t know much about Boston, it is one of America’s greatest cities. Find what you’ll love in Boston.

Boston College has been established as a Jesuit, Catholic university. It is not a requirement that you must be of the religion to attend the university, but they incorporate their values in how they teach. Boston College state:

“Boston College is committed to maintaining and strengthening the Jesuit, Catholic mission of the University, and especially its commitment to integrating intellectual, personal, ethical, and religious formation; and to uniting high academic achievement with service to others.”

Boston College

NCAA Division I university that has just over 700 student-athletes competing across 28 different sports. Many schools in the UK have less than 700 pupils in total! The graduation rate of student-athletes at Boston College is among the top ten in the country.

To give you a feel for what the student-athlete experience entails we have found on that there are five fundamental aspects of the student-athlete development program at Boston College; academics, athletic development, career development, personal development, and service (community). They want to make sure that they help their student-athletes develop as better people, community members, and citizens. This is something that is not unique to Boston College, but is represented across the majority of athletic departments at universities in the U.S.A. Giving back to the local community is a fundamental experience that all student-athletes will have.

Boston College athletics compete in the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) where they face up against universities such as Wake Forest, Syracuse, Duke, University of North Carolina, Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Miami, Florida State, Louisville, Notre Dame, and more! During their athletic history Boston College has won 5 NCAA National Championships, 31 conference titles, and 25 conference tournament championships.

Their facilities are just as impressive as the rest of their university. Boston College wants to show off what they provide to their student-athletes, check out their facilities here.

Boston College Athletics Builds Champions as Scholars, Athletes and Leaders for Others. (Boston College Athletics Mission Statement)

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