Boston College

Boston College also known as BC is a private Jesuit Catholic research university located in the village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of downtown Boston. 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.

BC ranked 36th in the Forbes 2014 edition of "America's Top Colleges"  and 30th among national universities in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2016" rankings. Boston College was added to the "25 New Ivies" list in 2006 by Kaplan/Newsweek. In 2014, the undergraduate school of business, the Carroll School of Management, placed 4th in an annual ranking of US undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek, climbing two spots from 2013 in which it placed 6th. A 2007 Princeton Review survey of parents that asked "What 'dream college' would you most like to see your child attend were prospects of acceptance or cost not issues?" placed BC 6th.

BC is also home to highly ranked and competitive graduate programs. In its 2015 report, U.S. News & World Report ranked the social work program 10th in the nation, its education school 24th, its school of nursing 21st, its law school 36th and its full-time MBA program 45th. In 2010 Financial Times ranked the full-time BC MBA Program #23 in the US and #47 in the world.