Boston College (“BC”)

Boston College ("BC") is a private Catholic Jesuit research university located in the beautiful village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts in the United States, about 6 miles (10 km) west of downtown Boston. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study among nine schools and colleges. Faculty members are generally committed to both teaching and research and have attained various research grant awards over the last ten years, amounting to more than $45 million in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. It is in the process of adding faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as foreign study, internships, community service, and personal formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade. During the same period, a remarkable increase in revenue from voluntary giving has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.4 billion, among the 40 largest in the nation.