School Spotlight: Boston College

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

In the past several years, Boston College’s popularity has simply skyrocketed. And it’s no wonder. The college is located six miles from Boston, features 31 DI athletic teams (including highly decorated ice hockey and sailing teams), and offers top-notch academic programs in everything from business to nursing. And did you know that BC students can take advantage of multiple dual degree programs in fields such as linguistics, psychology, and special education, allowing highly motivated students to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees within five years? Over 20 percent of the college’s 9,700 undergraduates are enrolled in the Carroll School of Management, which combines elements of business and liberal arts in its curriculum. In addition to receiving support from the college’s main Career Center, business students have the added benefit of working with a dedicated Carroll School career services professional to discuss interview skills, résumé tips, and networking dos and don’ts. Although the majority of students identify as Catholic, the college is diverse, with students coming from 49 states (they need more North Dakotans!) and 65 countries. Additionally, 34 percent of undergraduates are students of color.

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Written by Emily Toffelmire
Emily Toffelmire is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Prior to joining College Coach, Emily worked as an admissions officer at University of Southern California as well as a college counselor at high schools in the US and Thailand. Visit our website to learn more about Emily Toffelmire.