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Boston College Demographics & Diversity Report

Is Boston College really diverse? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the truth and stats about diversity at Boston College. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

Boston College Student Population

How Many Students Attend Boston College?

Boston College total enrollment is approximately 14,747 students.

9,666 are undergraduates and 3,411 are graduate students.

Boston College Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Boston College undergraduate population is made up of 53% women, and 47% men.

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Boston College Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 5,515
Hispanic 1,105
Asian 1,010
International 861
Unknown 424
Black or African American 385
Multi-Ethnic 360
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

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Boston College Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 58% of full-time grad students are women, and 42% men.

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Boston College Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,813
International 754
Unknown 238
Asian 215
Hispanic 196
Black or African American 117
Multi-Ethnic 74
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1

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High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Boston College achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #73 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  73 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  97.95 out of 100
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College Factual measured the diversity of four different categories: student race/ethnicity, student ages, student genders, and student locations. Colleges that had the most variety in all four categories have the highest overall diversity rankings.

How Does Boston College Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Boston College is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Boston College is ranked 1,531 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  1531 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  59.62 out of 100
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The racial/ethnic diversity at Boston College is average. Check the demographics and see if it's enough diversity for you.

Boston College Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 8,280
International 1,681
Hispanic 1,450
Asian 1,318
Unknown 949
Black or African American 589
Multi-Ethnic 467
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Boston College Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 3,190
Asian 260
Black or African American 254
Multi-Ethnic 38
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

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Boston College ranks 406 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  406 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  89.31 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 7,979 female students and 6,768 male students at Boston College.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Boston College is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  99.58 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 2,162 female teachers and 2,144 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 5% in Geographic Diversity
74.82% Out of State
6.34% Out of the Country

Boston College ranks 80 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

74.82% of Boston College students come from out of state, and 6.34% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  96 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 44 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Massachusetts 528
New York 310
New Jersey 229
California 158
Connecticut 145

International Students at Boston College

Students from 104 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, South Korea, and Spain.

Learn more about international students at Boston College.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
62.51% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  73.54 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Boston College, 62.51% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
20-21 4,640
18-19 4,504
22-24 1,972
25-29 1,896
35 and over 732
30-34 689
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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