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Boston
Boston
College (also referred to as BC) is a private Jesuit
Jesuit
Catholic research university located in the affluent village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of downtown Boston. The university has more than 9,300 full-time undergraduates and nearly 5,000 graduate students. The university's name reflects its early history as a liberal arts college and preparatory school (now Boston
Boston
College High School) in Dorchester. It is a member of the 568 Group and the Association of Jesuit
Jesuit
Colleges and Universities. Its main campus is a historic district and features some of the earliest examples of collegiate gothic architecture in North America. Boston
Boston
College offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees through its nine schools and colleges: Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences, Boston
Boston
College Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Carroll School of Management, Lynch School of Education, Connell School of Nursing, Boston
Boston
College Graduate School of Social Work, Boston
Boston
College Law School, Boston
Boston
College School of Theology
Theology
and Ministry, Woods College of Advancing Studies. Boston
Boston
College athletic teams are known as the Eagles, their colors are maroon and gold, and mascot is Baldwin the Eagle. The Eagles compete in NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports offered by the ACC. The men's and women's ice hockey teams compete in Hockey East. Boston
Boston
College's men's ice hockey team has won five national championships.[5]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Early history 1.2 Move to Chestnut Hill 1.3 The Monan era 1.4 Recent history

2 Campus

2.1 Chestnut Hill 2.2 Middle Campus 2.3 Brighton Campus 2.4 Sustainability

3 Organization and administration

3.1 Catholic and Jesuit 3.2 Affiliated institutions

4 Admissions 5 Academics

5.1 Schools and colleges 5.2 Rankings 5.3 Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program 5.4 Order of the Cross and Crown 5.5 Research

5.5.1 Scholarly publications

5.6 Philosophy

6 Student life

6.1 AHANA 6.2 Student media 6.3 Alma mater

7 Athletics

7.1 Football 7.2 Fight Song: "For Boston"

8 Notable persons 9 See also 10 References 11 External links

History[edit] Early history[edit]

Benedict Joseph Fenwick, S.J.

In 1825, Benedict Joseph Fenwick, S.J., a Jesuit
Jesuit
from Maryland, became the second Bishop
Bishop
of Boston. He was the first to articulate a vision for a "College in the City of Boston" that would raise a new generation of leaders to serve both the civic and spiritual needs of his fledgling diocese. In 1827, Bishop
Bishop
Fenwick opened a school in the basement of his cathedral and took to the personal instruction of the city's youth. His efforts to attract other Jesuits to the faculty were hampered both by Boston's distance from the center of Jesuit
Jesuit
activity in Maryland
Maryland
and by suspicion on the part of the city's Protestant elite. Relations with Boston's civic leaders worsened such that, when a Jesuit
Jesuit
faculty was finally secured in 1843, Fenwick decided to leave the Boston
Boston
school and instead opened the College of the Holy Cross
College of the Holy Cross
45 miles (72 km) west of the city in Worcester, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
where he felt the Jesuits could operate with greater autonomy. Meanwhile, the vision for a college in Boston
Boston
was sustained by John McElroy, S.J., who saw an even greater need for such an institution in light of Boston's growing Irish Catholic immigrant population. With the approval of his Jesuit
Jesuit
superiors, McElroy went about raising funds and in 1857 purchased land for "The Boston
Boston
College" on Harrison Avenue in the Hudson neighborhood of South End, Boston, Massachusetts. With little fanfare, the college's two buildings—a schoolhouse and a church—welcomed their first class of scholastics in 1859. Two years later, with as little fanfare, BC closed again. Its short-lived second incarnation was plagued by the outbreak of Civil War and disagreement within the Society over the college's governance and finances. BC's inability to obtain a charter from the anti-Catholic Massachusetts legislature only compounded its troubles.

Old BC in Boston's South End

On March 31, 1863 (1863-03-31), more than three decades after its initial inception, Boston
Boston
College's charter was formally approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. BC became the second Jesuit
Jesuit
institution of higher learning in Massachusetts
Massachusetts
and the first located in the Boston
Boston
area. Johannes Bapst, S.J., a Swiss Jesuit
Jesuit
from French-speaking Fribourg, was selected as BC's first president and immediately reopened the original college buildings on Harrison Avenue. For most of the 19th century, BC offered a singular 7-year program corresponding to both high school and college. Its entering class in the fall of 1864 included 22 students, ranging in age from 11 to 16 years.[6] The curriculum was based on the Jesuit
Jesuit
Ratio Studiorum, emphasizing Latin, Greek, philosophy, and theology.

Move to Chestnut Hill[edit]

Gasson Tower

Boston
Boston
College's enrollment reached nearly 500 by the turn of the 20th century. Expansion of the South End buildings onto James Street enabled increased separation between the high school and college divisions, though Boston
Boston
College High School remained a constituent part of Boston
Boston
College until 1927 when it was separately incorporated. In 1907, newly installed President Thomas I. Gasson, S.J., determined that BC's cramped, urban quarters in Boston's South End were inadequate and unsuited for significant expansion. Inspired by John Winthrop's early vision of Boston
Boston
as a "city upon a hill", he re-imagined Boston
Boston
College as world-renowned university and a beacon of Jesuit
Jesuit
scholarship. Less than a year after taking office, he purchased Amos Adams Lawrence's farm on Chestnut Hill, six miles (10 km) west of the city. He organized an international competition for the design of a campus master plan and set about raising funds for the construction of the "new" university. Construction began in 1909.[6] By 1913, construction costs had surpassed available funds, and as a result Gasson Hall, "New BC's" main building, stood alone on Chestnut Hill for its first three years. Buildings of the former Lawrence farm, including a barn and gatehouse, were temporarily adapted for college use while a massive fundraising effort was underway. While Maginnis's ambitious plans were never fully realized, BC's first "capital campaign"—which included a large replica of Gasson Hall's clock tower set up on Boston
Boston
Common to measure the fundraising progress—ensured that President Gasson's vision survived. By the 1920s BC began to fill out the dimensions of its university charter, establishing the Boston
Boston
College Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Boston
Boston
College Law School, and the Woods College of Advancing Studies, followed successively by the Boston
Boston
College Graduate School of Social Work, the Carroll School of Management, the Connell School of Nursing, and the Lynch School of Education. In 1926, Boston
Boston
College conferred its first degrees on women (though it did not become fully coeducational until 1970). On April 20, 1963, an address by President John F. Kennedy, the nation's first Catholic president who had received an honorary degree in 1956, was the highlight of a week-long centennial celebration.[7] With the rising prominence of its graduates, Boston
Boston
College and its powerful Alumni Association had established themselves among the city's leading institutions. At the city, state and federal levels, BC graduates dominated Massachusetts politics for much of the 20th century. However, cultural changes in American society and in the church following the Second Vatican Council forced the university to question its purpose and mission. Meanwhile, poor financial management lead to deteriorating facilities and resources, and rising tuition costs. Student outrage, combined with growing protests over Vietnam and the bombings in Cambodia, culminated in student strikes, including demonstrations at Gasson Hall in April 1970.

Gasson Hall
Gasson Hall
in spring

Gasson Hall
Gasson Hall
in summer

Gasson Hall
Gasson Hall
in autumn

Gasson Hall
Gasson Hall
in winter

The Monan era[edit] By the time J. Donald Monan, S.J. began his presidency on September 5, 1972, BC was approximately $30 million in debt, its endowment totaled just under $6 million, and faculty and staff salaries had been frozen during the previous year. Rumors about the university's future were rampant, including speculation that BC would be acquired by Harvard University. After Monan's appointment, the Boston
Boston
College Board of Trustees
Trustees
was reconfigured. The board was broadened beyond its historic membership of members of the Society of Jesus, as lay alumni and business leaders were brought in, bringing new business models and an ability to raise funds. A similar restructuring had been accomplished first at the University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame
in 1967 by Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, and Edmund Stephan,[8] with many other Catholic colleges following suit in the ensuing years. In 1974, Newton College of the Sacred Heart was merged into BC, allowing expansion of Boston College to the Newton College 40-acre (160,000 m2) campus. 1.5 miles (2.4 km) Boston
Boston
College Law School moved to the campus, and its dormitories provided needed housing for a student population that was increasingly residential, for which the school had to lease off-campus apartments and even motel rooms. Monan was credited with turning around the school's financial position, leading to an improved reputation and increasing attention from around the world. In 1996, Monan's 24-year presidency, the longest in the university's history, came to an end when he was named University Chancellor and succeeded by President William P. Leahy, S.J. Recent history[edit]

Gasson Quadrangle

Since assuming the Boston
Boston
College presidency, Leahy's tenure has been marked with an acceleration of the growth and development initiated by his predecessor, as well as by what some critics see as abandonment of the college's initial mission to provide a college education for residents of Boston. It has expanded by almost 150 acres (610,000 m2), while dramatically reducing the greenery of its middle campus, although portions of the college's legendary "Dustbowl" were removed to accommodate additional expansion of its buildings. During this period, undergraduate applications have surpassed 31,000. At the same time, BC students, faculty and athletic teams have seen indicators of success—winning record numbers of Fulbrights, Rhodes, and other academic awards; setting new marks for research grants; and winning conference and national titles. In 2002, Leahy initiated the Church in the 21st Century program to examine issues facing the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
in light of the clergy sexual abuse scandal. His effort brought BC worldwide praise and recognition for "leading the way on Church reform."[9] Recent plans to merge with the Weston Jesuit School of Theology
Theology
were followed by an article in The New York Times claiming "such a merger would further Boston
Boston
College's quest to become the nation's Catholic intellectual powerhouse" and that, once approved by the Vatican and Jesuit
Jesuit
authorities in Rome, BC "would become the center for the study of Roman Catholic theology in the United States."[10] On February 16, 2006, the merger was authorized by the Jesuit
Jesuit
Conference.[11]

Campus
Campus
Green

In 2003, after years of student-led discussions and efforts, and administrators' repeated rejection of pleas from students, the school approved a Gay-Straight Alliance, the first university-funded gay support group on campus. In 2004, between 1,000 and 1,200 students rallied behind a student-led campaign to expand the school's non-discrimination statement to include equal protection for gays and lesbians.[12] Earlier that year 84% of the student body voted in favor of a student referendum calling for a change in policy.[13] After several months of discussion the university changed its statement of nondiscrimination to make it more welcoming to gay students in May 2005, but stopped short of prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.[14]

Stokes Hall amphitheater

On December 5, 2007, Boston
Boston
College announced a master plan, a $1.6 billion, 10-year plan to revamp the campus and hire new faculty. The plan includes over $700 million for new buildings and renovations of the campus, including construction of four new academic buildings, a sharp reduction in the size of the legendary "dustbowl" campus green, a 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2) recreation center to replace the Flynn Recreation Complex, a 285,000 sq ft (26,500 m2) university center to replace McElroy Commons (which is slated for destruction), and the creation of 610 beds for student housing, as well as many other constructions and renovations.[15][16] The plan has been criticized by Boston
Boston
city officials. On February 21, 2008, Boston
Boston
Mayor Thomas M. Menino
Thomas M. Menino
warned the school to construct new dormitory building on its main campus, rather than on property acquired from the Archdiocese of Boston. The school was long an institution that targeted commuter students from the Boston
Boston
area, however in the school's pursuit of a national legacy, that function has been forgotten as the number of commuter students enrolled dropped from well over 50% to a mere three students, according to statistics published by the alumni magazine. On June 10, 2009, Mayor Menino and Boston's zoning commission approved the Boston
Boston
College Master Plan, signaling an end to the long approval process, while allowing the school to enter design and planning phases.[17] On October 18, 2017, hundreds of students walked out of class in a protest against racism and to demand the college officials pay more attention to the school's racial climate. The walk out was sparked by the defacing of two Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter
posters and an offensive photo was circulated on social media sites.[18] Campus[edit] Chestnut Hill[edit] Main article: Boston
Boston
College Main Campus
Campus
Historic District

Maginnis master plan

Boston
Boston
College's main campus in Chestnut Hill, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of downtown Boston, is 175-acre (710,000 m2) and includes over 120 buildings set on a hilltop overlooking the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. A " Boston
Boston
College" streetcar station on metro Boston's "T", or public transit system, is located at St. Ignatius Gate; it is the western terminus of the Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line's B-branch (also known as the " Boston
Boston
College" line) and connects the school to Boston's city center and to destinations in the Boston
Boston
metropolitan area. Due largely to its location and presence of buildings featuring gothic towers reaching into the sky, the Boston College campus is known generally as the "Heights" and to some as the "Crowned Hilltop".[19] The main campus is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[20]

Collegiate Gothic
Collegiate Gothic
buildings on Chestnut Hill.

Designed by Charles Donagh Maginnis and his firm Maginnis & Walsh in 1908, the Boston
Boston
College campus is a seminal example of Collegiate Gothic architecture. Combining Gothic Revival
Gothic Revival
architecture with principles of Beaux-Arts planning, Maginnis proposed a vast complex of academic buildings set in a cruciform plan. Maginnis's design broke from the traditional Oxbridge
Oxbridge
models that had inspired it—and that had till then characterized Gothic architecture on American campuses. In its unprecedented scale, Gasson Tower was conceived not as the belfry of a singular building, but as the crowning campanile of Maginnis' new "city upon a hill". Though Maginnis' ambitious Gothic project never saw full completion, its central portion was built according to plan and forms the core of what is now BC's iconic middle campus. Among these, the Bapst Library
Bapst Library
has been called the "finest example of Collegiate Gothic
Collegiate Gothic
architecture in America" and Devlin Hall won the Harleston Parker Medal
Harleston Parker Medal
for "most beautiful building in Boston". The 1895 Louis K. Liggett
Louis K. Liggett
Estate was acquired in 1941 and developed into a Tudor-style upper campus, while an architecturally eclectic lower campus took shape on land acquired by filling in part of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. Modernism had an enormous impact on development after the 1940s, though some of the modernist buildings at BC maintained non-modern rough stone facades in keeping with Maginnis's original designs.

Students walk through a campus quadrangle.

Boston
Boston
College's eight research libraries contain over two million printed volumes. Including manuscripts, journals, government documents and microform items, ranging from ancient papyrus scrolls to digital databases, the collections have some twelve million items. Together with the university's museums, they include original manuscripts and prints by Galileo, Ignatius of Loyola, and Francis Xavier
Francis Xavier
as well as world renowned collections in Jesuitana, Irish literature, sixteenth century Flemish tapestries, ancient Greek pottery, Caribbean
Caribbean
folk art and literature, Japanese prints, U.S. government documents, Congressional Archives, and paintings that span the history of art from Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Opened in 1928, Bapst Library
Bapst Library
was named for the first president of Boston
Boston
College (Johannes Bapst, S.J., 1815 to 1887) and it was one of the few structures built according to Charles Donagh Maginnis' original "Oxford in America" master plan. Bapst served as the university's main library until 1984. A guide to the building's stained glass windows is available online.[21] The Burns Library of Rare Books and Special
Special
Collections is home to more than 150,000 volumes, some 15 million manuscripts and other important works, including a world-renowned collection of Irish literature. A rare facsimile of the Book of Kells
Book of Kells
is on public display in the library's Irish Room, and each day one page of the illuminated manuscript is turned. It also houses the papers of prominent Boston College alumni. The library is named after the Honorable John. J. Burns (1901 to 1957), Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Superior Court Justice and a member of the Boston
Boston
College Class of 1921.

Chestnut Hill Reservoir

There is a variety of student housing options for students on campus. Those located on lower campus are Walsh, Edmonds, Rubenstein, Ignacio, 90 St. Thomas More Road, 66 Commonwealth Ave, Vanderslice, Gabelli, Voute, Stayer, and 'The Mods'. Roncalli, Welch, and Williams Halls are located on middle campus on College Road. Freshman housing on Upper Campus
Campus
includes Kostka, Gonzaga, Fitzpatrick, Medeiros, Cheverus, Claver, Loyola, Xavier, Fenwick, and Shaw House. Additional freshman housing is on the Newton Campus
Campus
and includes Cushing, Duchesne (East and West), Hardey, and Keyes (North, South, and mythical West). In the fall of 2010, Boston
Boston
College began construction of Stokes Hall, a 183,000-square-foot (17,000 m2) academic building on what was formerly known as the Dustbowl. Stokes Hall is the first academic building to be constructed on the Middle Campus
Campus
since 2001. It was completed in December 2012, and opened for use in January 2013. In 2014, the university reconstructed St. Mary's Hall and renovated indoor pieces of Carney Hall. More Hall had been demolished to make way for a new residence hall in July 2014, slated to open sometime in 2016. In addition to the main campus at Chestnut Hill, BC's 40-acre (160,000 m2) Newton Campus, formerly Newton College of the Sacred Heart, is located 1-mile (1.6 km) to the west and houses the law school and residential housing for roughly one third of the freshman class. Other BC properties include a 20-acre (81,000 m2) seismology research observatory and field station in Weston, Massachusetts, an 80-acre (320,000 m2) retreat center in Dover, Massachusetts, and the Centre for Irish Programmes: Dublin on St. Stephen's Green in Dublin, Ireland. In a new building opened in 1996, the Law Library is located on the Boston
Boston
College Law School campus in Newton. Middle Campus[edit]

Burns Library

Carney Faculty Center

Located on middle campus, Carney Faculty Center no longer hosts classes and is largely vacant. Rather, the building houses the offices of the Army ROTC program as well as the Student Program Offices. Often known as 'dark and dank,' the building is distinct from the quadrangle area located across the campus green, known as the Dustbowl. Built in 1963, Carney has an unusual structure seeming to face away from the rest of campus. Contrary to popular belief, the building was not built backwards but rather styled to allow more offices to have windows, according to BC Historian, Professor Thomas O'Connor. The Beacon Street side of the building contains a fountain in the middle of the courtyard; the fountain has been dry for decades as the result of the frequent use of powdered soap pranks by undergraduate students. The building additionally contains sets of unused lockers throughout the floors, which added to the fictitious speculation of the building being a former high school although they had been used by the commuter students who formed the vast majority of enrollment for many years. The existing 10 year university plan slates Carney Hall for reconstruction. Sections of the first floor have received new carpets, fresh coats of paint, and new ceiling tiles. The existing university 30–50 year plan schedules the reconstructed building to remain part of the quadrangle.[22]

Fulton Hall
Fulton Hall
atrium

McElroy Commons

Located on the Southwest Corner of middle campus, McElroy is referred to by students as 'Mac,' reflecting the common, but incorrect, pronunciation of the building's name. McElroy Commons holds a variety of offices and contains Carney's Dining Hall which serves the majority of students living on College Road and Upper Campus. Eagle's Nest, a lunch spot is located on the second floor of the building. The first floor of the building was updated in the summer of 2013.

Stokes Hall Fulton Hall McGuinn Hall Lyons Hall Gasson Hall St. Mary's Hall Bapst Library

Gargan Hall, Bapst Library

One of the most iconic images of Boston
Boston
College lies within Gargan Hall of Bapst Library. Gargan Hall is a widely popular study location for students, open 24 hours on most days and known as the quietest place on campus. Gargan Hall regularly finds itself in the top 10 of the world's most beautiful libraries. While for years the hall contained a red rug, the hall now is carpeted in emerald green. This art library contains over 51,000 volumes, 150 serial titles, and access to hundreds of journal databases and electronic journals in Art, Architecture, Museum Studies and Photography. The library maintains print and electronic reserves for courses in the Fine Arts.[23]

O'Neill Library Cushing Hall Campion Hall Merkert Hall Higgins Hall Maloney Hall

Brighton Campus[edit] Between 2004 and 2007, Boston
Boston
College acquired 65 acres (260,000 m2) of land from the Archdiocese of Boston.[3][24][25] The new grounds are named after Brighton, the Boston
Boston
neighborhood in which it is located, as the municipal border sits on the street intersection where the two properties meet. It is adjacent to the main campus (on the opposite side of Commonwealth Avenue), and includes the Italian Renaissance-style historic mansion of the Cardinal's residence. The mansion now houses the McMullen Museum of Art, which has a prominent permanent collection and organizes exhibits from all periods and cultures of art history. Recent exhibits and acquisitions include works by Edvard Munch, Amedeo Modigliani, Frank Stella, Françoise Gilot, John LaFarge, and Jackson Pollock. Admission to the museum is free and open to the general public. In 2008, the Weston Jesuit
Jesuit
School of Theology
Theology
merged with Boston
Boston
College, and the new School of Theology
Theology
and Ministry moved to Brighton. In addition to other offices and facilities, the Brighton campus is home to baseball, softball and recreational fields.

Simboli Hall, School of Theology
Theology
and Ministry

McMullen Museum of Art

St. John's meadow

Sustainability[edit] In marketing materials, Boston
Boston
College claimed to utilize sustainable energy, water efficiency, local food, recycling, and green computing.[26] Since February 2007, Boston
Boston
College has submetered electricity in 24 of its residence halls[27] and since 2008 the college holds an annual energy competition between residential halls. During that time and throughout the year, students can track their energy consumption in real time on their computers using an Energy Dashboard application built by Lucid Design Group Inc.[28] It is not known how many students participate in this program. Boston
Boston
College is considering the potential of geothermal power, solar panels, and combined heat and power plants.[29] A student-run organic garden was started in spring 2008.[30][31][32] The college says it is looking into implementing the practices and ideology of xeriscaping and sustainable landscape architecture to minimize water use on campus grounds.[32] Organization and administration[edit] Its annual operating budget is approximately $667 million.[33] The most recent and ongoing fundraising campaign, dubbed "Light the World", was announced on October 11, 2008. The seven-year campaign aims to raise $1.5 billion in honor of the 150th anniversary of the college. Funds raised will be used to support the strategic priorities of the university, including academic programs, financial aid, Jesuit Catholic identity, athletics, student programming, and capital construction projects.[34] Catholic and Jesuit[edit]

Sculpture of archangel Michael conquering Lucifer.

St. Ignatius of Loyola
Ignatius of Loyola
statue by Bolivian-born artist Pablo Eduardo.

The 112 Jesuits living on the Boston
Boston
College campus make up one of the largest Jesuit
Jesuit
communities in the world and include members of the faculty and administration, graduate students, and visiting international scholars.[35] The chapel for the university is located in St. Mary's Hall, the Jesuit
Jesuit
residential facility. Additional BC chapels are Trinity Chapel on the Newton Campus, St. Joseph's Chapel
Chapel
in the Basement of Gonzaga Hall on Upper Campus, Simboli Hall Chapel
Chapel
on the Brighton Campus, and St. Catherine of Sienna Chapel
Chapel
in Cushing Hall.[36] Over 70 Catholic Masses are celebrated on Campus
Campus
each week during the Academic Year. The college also maintains close relations with the nearby Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.[37] The church is named after the founder of the Jesuit
Jesuit
order, Saint Ignatius of Loyola. It is run independently of the Archdiocese and is staffed by the Jesuits. Although not technically the university's church, Boston
Boston
College provides the parish with Internet access, e-mail service, telephone and voice mail service, parking, and dormitory space for the religious education program. Each year, several Boston
Boston
College students teach in the religious education program. Jesuits priests from Boston
Boston
College occasionally preside at the church's liturgies. St. Ignatius provides a spiritual home for many students during their time at Boston
Boston
College and has also hosted alumni weddings. The church building is also used by the college for some of their larger religious events. Affiliated institutions[edit] St. Columbkille Parish
Parish
is a Catholic Church
Catholic Church
and elementary school in Brighton, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
that has an alliance with BC. Under the agreement, the parish school is to be governed by a board of members and a board of trustees comprising representatives from the Archdiocese of Boston, Boston
Boston
College, St. Columbkille Parish
Parish
and the greater Boston
Boston
community. The board of trustees will authorize an audit of the school's curriculum, faculty, finances, and facilities before creating a strategic plan to guide the school in the future. Lynch School of Education
Lynch School of Education
faculty will work directly with the school's teachers on faculty and curriculum development, presenting new approaches to education and working to establish best practices in the classroom.[38] The agreement, announced in March 2006 by University President William P. Leahy, S.J., and Boston
Boston
Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM Cap., is believed to represent the first such collaboration between a Catholic university and a parochial school in the United States. Admissions[edit] For the Class of 2022, Boston
Boston
College received 31,098 applications, of which it admitted 8,400 (27%).[39][40] The admitted students for the Class of 2022 had an average SAT score of 1448 and an average ACT score of 33. The Class of 2021 includes students from 45 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and 39 foreign countries; likewise, the Class of 2022 currently includes students from 46 states and 40 foreign countries.[3][40]

Admissions Figures by Class Year[41]

Class Applications Admitted Admit Rate Total Enrollment Yield

2021 28,454 9,223 32% 2,412 26%

2020 28,956 9,017 31% 2,359 26%

2019 29,486 8,405 29% 2,162 26%

2018 23,223 7,875 34% 2,288 29%

2017 24,538 7,905 32% 2,215 28%

2016 34,061 9,813 29% 2,405 25%

2015 32,974 9,227 28% 2,113 23%

Academics[edit]

St. Ignatius Gate entrance

Schools and colleges[edit] Boston
Boston
College is a research university[42] and comprises nine schools and colleges:

Boston
Boston
College Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences Boston
Boston
College Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Carroll School of Management Lynch School of Education Connell School of Nursing Boston
Boston
College School of Social Work Boston
Boston
College Law School Boston
Boston
College School of Theology
Theology
and Ministry Woods College of Advancing Studies

Rankings[edit]

University rankings

National

ARWU[43] 110-119

Forbes[44] 49

U.S. News & World Report[45] 32

Global

ARWU[46] 301-400

QS[47] 339

Times[48] 201-250

U.S. News & World Report[49] 421

USNWR graduate school rankings[50]

Business 44

Education 23

Law 26

Nursing: Master's 31

USNWR departmental rankings[50]

Biological Sciences 115

Chemistry 49

Economics 25

English 51

History 41

Nursing–Anesthesia 22

Physics 77

Political Science 61

Psychology 53

Social Work 10

Sociology 42

Boston
Boston
College ranked 49th in the Forbes
Forbes
2017 edition of "America's Top Colleges"[51], 32nd among national universities and 421st among global universities in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2018" rankings.[52] Boston
Boston
College was added to the "25 New Ivies" list in 2006 by Kaplan/Newsweek.[53] 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.[54] A 2007 Princeton Review
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.[55] 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 26th and its full-time MBA program 45th.[56] In 2010 Financial Times
Financial Times
ranked the full-time BC MBA Program #23 in the US and #47 in the world.[57] Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program[edit] The Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program is a competitive undergraduate program offered to a subset of early action applicants of Boston
Boston
College.[58] Students who accept an invitation to apply for the program are asked to spend a weekend at Boston
Boston
College, where they complete several interviews and participate in a mock honors program seminar.[58] The Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program is very competitive; out of the Boston
Boston
College applicants invited to apply to the GPSP program, 15 are awarded the scholarship.[58] Since the entire early application pool is evaluated in determining who to grant application invitations to, the overall admissions rate of the program is less than 1%.[59] The scholarship includes a number of enrichment opportunities such as several summer programs, among them a summer-long international study program for language proficiency and academic or professional advancement and "high-level" internships.[58] This program offers a full-tuition scholarship to Boston
Boston
College.[60] Order of the Cross and Crown[edit] The Order of the Cross and Crown, founded in 1939,[61] is the College of Arts and Sciences honor society for seniors who have achieved an average of at least A−, as well as established records of unusual service and leadership on the campus. The selections committee, composed of the deans, faculty members, and administration, appoints specially distinguished members of the Order to be its officers as Chief Marshal and Marshals. Induction into the Cross and Crown Honor Society is one of the highest and most prestigious honors that BC students can receive.[62][63] Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company
CEO, Denise Morrison is an example of one prominent member. Research[edit] See also: Research centers at Boston
Boston
College Scholarly publications[edit]

C21 Resources,[64] a progressive journal of contemporary Catholic issues, published by BC's Church in the 21st Century Center. Guide to Jesuit
Jesuit
Education[65] Journal of Technology, Learning and Assessment[66] Boston
Boston
College Environmental Affairs Law Review[67] Boston
Boston
College Law Review[68] International & Comparative Law Review[69][70] Third World Law Journal[71] Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest[72] New Arcadia Review[73] Religion and the Arts Journal[74] Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations,[75] the official journal of the Council of Centers of Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR)[76] and is published by the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College and the Boston
Boston
College Libraries. Teaching Exceptional Children / Teaching Exceptional Children Plus[77] The Eagletarian,[78] published by The BC Economics Association. Lumen et Vita: The Graduate Academic Journal of the Boston
Boston
College School of Theology
Theology
and Ministry,[79]

Philosophy[edit] Philosophy
Philosophy
has long been an important part of the university's curriculum. In the seventies, Boston
Boston
College's Philosophy
Philosophy
Department distinguished itself from the majority of American Departments by promoting the study of Continental European philosophy over and above analytic philosophy.[80] Under the direction of Department Chair Joseph Flanagan, SJ and following the example of Fordham University, the department branched out from its traditional strengths in philosophy of religion, ancient/medieval philosophy, and Thomism. It has since become a leading university in the United States
United States
for the study of continental philosophy.[81] The Department has featured as permanent faculty a number of noted continental philosophers including Heidegger scholar William J. Richardson, SJ as well as experts in phenomenology Richard Cobb-Stevens and Jacques Taminiaux. The Department today still has a large proportion of experts in continental philosophy including European philosophy and literature expert Richard Kearney, expert in phenomenology John Sallis, expert in Christian philosophy and apologetics Peter Kreeft, and experts in social and political philosophy David M. Rasmussen and James Bernauer, SJ. Since the seventies, the Department has also had a number of notable visiting professors including Hans-Georg Gadamer, Jean-Luc Marion, and Bernard Lonergan, SJ. Student life[edit] AHANA[edit] AHANA is the term Boston
Boston
College uses to refer to persons of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent.[82][83] The term was coined at Boston
Boston
College in 1979 by two students, Alfred Feliciano and Valerie Lewis,[84] who objected to the name "Office of Minority Programs" used by Boston
Boston
College at the time. They cited the definition of the word minority as "less than" and proposed, instead, to use the term AHANA which they felt celebrated social cultural differences. After receiving overwhelming approval from the university's board of trustees, and UGBC president Dan Cotter, the Office of Minority Student Programs became the Office of AHANA Student Programs. The term, or one or its derivative forms, such as ALANA (where "Latino" is substituted for "Hispanic"), has become common on a number of other American university campuses. Boston College, which has registered the term AHANA as a trademark, has granted official permission for its use to over 50 institutions and organizations in the United States. Many more use the term unofficially. Other institutions that use the AHANA acronym include Suffolk University,[85] Cleveland State University,[86] Eastern Mennonite University,[87] Saint Martin's University,[88] Le Moyne College,[89] and Salem State University.[90] Student media[edit]

Newspapers

The Heights,[91] the principal student newspaper, published weekly; established in 1919 The Gavel,[92] an independent progressive student magazine; launched on October 27, 2009. The Gavel used to have a print form, but is now a solely web-based publication. The Torch,[93] a Catholic student newspaper that publishes stories covering Catholic news on campus and around the world as well as student faith reflections. It was established in 2013. The Rock,[94] an independent student online publication recognized by the university. Launched on September 26, 2011 The New England Classic,[95] a satirical newspaper unrecognized by the university but regularly published and distributed on campus; launched in Fall 2007 and is independently funded. Colloquium Political Science Journal,[96] The political science journal of Boston
Boston
College that is sponsored by the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Boston
Boston
College.

Broadcasting

The BC,[97][98] a widely acclaimed parody of The OC
The OC
featuring students, Jesuits, and administrators Boston
Boston
College Television (BCTV),[99] a student-run cable television station formerly featuring a show known as Now You Know,[100] but now reports on student life, sports, entertainment, and other subjects WZBC, 90.3 FM,[101] the student-run radio station which provides independent and experimental music

Other notable publications

Sub Turri,[102] the Boston
Boston
College yearbook, published since 1913 The Stylus of Boston
Boston
College,[103] the undergraduate literary magazine, founded in 1882 Elements Undergraduate Research Journal,[104] the premier undergraduate research journal of Boston
Boston
College, published biannually Al-Noor: The Boston
Boston
College Undergraduate Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Journal,[105] one of the only undergraduate Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Journals in the world.[106][107] Kaleidoscope International Journal,[108] the international relations and global studies journal of Boston
Boston
College

Ensembles

BC bOp",[109] the Boston
Boston
College jazz band Boston
Boston
College "Screaming Eagles" Marching Band[110] Boston
Boston
College Symphony Orchestra,[111] Pep Band,[112] the ensemble that performs at Boston
Boston
College hockey and basketball games University Wind Ensemble of Boston
Boston
College[113] University Symphonic Band[114] University Chorale of Boston
Boston
College[115] Madrigal Singers of Boston
Boston
College[116]

Alma mater[edit] Alma Mater was written by T.J. Hurley, who also wrote For Boston
Boston
(the Boston
Boston
College Fight Song) and was a member of the Class of 1885.[117] Athletics[edit] Main article: Boston
Boston
College Eagles

Silvio O. Conte Forum

Boston
Boston
College teams are known as the Eagles. They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA) Division I level (Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sub-level for football), primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
(ACC) for all sports (except men's lacrosse) since the 2005-06 season. The Eagles formerly competed as a charter member of the Big East Conference from 1979-80 to 2004-05. Up to that point, Boston
Boston
College was the only Big East member affiliated with the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
that played football in the conference. All the football-playing members of the Big East are now secular (usually public) institutions. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing (non-ACC), football, golf, ice hockey (non-ACC), lacrosse (non-ACC), sailing (non-ACC), skiing (non-ACC), soccer, swimming, tennis, and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, fencing (non-ACC), field hockey, golf, ice hockey (non-ACC), lacrosse, rowing, sailing, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball. The men's and women's ice hockey teams compete in Hockey East; while the women's rowing team competes in the Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (EAWRC) as well as the ACC; and the co-ed skiing, fencing and sailing teams are non-ACC/NCAA. Boston College is one of only thirteen universities in the country offering NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly, I-A) football, Division I men's and women's basketball, and Division I hockey.

An ice hockey game played at "Kelley Rink," Conte Forum.

The mascot for all Boston
Boston
College athletic teams is the Eagle, generally referred to in the plural, i.e., "The Eagles". The character representing the mascot at football, hockey, and basketball games is an American bald eagle named Baldwin, derived from the "bald" head of the American bald eagle and the word "win". The school colors are maroon and gold. The fight song, For Boston, was composed by T.J. Hurley, class of 1885.

Alumni Stadium, home of the Boston
Boston
College Eagles.

In hockey and (less famously) baseball, Boston
Boston
College participates in the annual Beanpot tournaments held at TD Banknorth Garden
TD Banknorth Garden
and Fenway Park, respectively. Boston
Boston
College competes in the Beanpot against the three other major sports colleges in Boston: the Northeastern University Huskies, Harvard University
Harvard University
Crimson, and Boston
Boston
University Terriers. BC has reached the championship game 31 times and has won the Beanpot 16 times, including the 2010, 2011 and 2012 championships. The less renowned baseball tournament, was first played in 1990 and out of seventeen baseball Beanpots, Boston
Boston
College has won nine, last winning in 2008. The baseball team also plays an exhibition game against the Boston
Boston
Red Sox at jetBlue Park after several years at City Of Palms Park both in Ft. Myers, Florida
Florida
during Major League Baseball's spring training. The men's hockey team won the 2008 NCAA Championship on April 12, 2008 with a 4–1 victory over the University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame
in Denver, Colorado, the 2010 NCAA Championship with a 5–0 victory over Wisconsin on April 10, 2010, and in 2012 in the 2012 NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
Men's Ice Hockey Tournament with a 4-1 victory over Ferris State University
Ferris State University
in Tampa. Principal athletic facilities include Alumni Stadium
Alumni Stadium
(capacity: 44,500), Conte Forum
Conte Forum
(8,606), Kelley Rink
Kelley Rink
(7,884), Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at John Shea Field (1,000), the Newton Soccer Complex (1,000), and the Flynn Recreation Complex. The Yawkey Athletics Center
Yawkey Athletics Center
opened in the spring of 2005. BC students compete in 31 varsity sports[118] as well as a number of club and intramural teams. On March 18, 2002, Boston
Boston
College's Athletics program was named to the College Sports Honor Roll as one of the nation's top 20 programs by U.S. News & World Report.[119] Boston
Boston
College athletes are among the most academically successful in the nation, according to the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate (APR). In 2006 Boston
Boston
College received Public Recognition Awards with fourteen of its sports in the top 10% of the nation academically. The Eagles tied Notre Dame for the highest total of any Division I-A university. Other schools having ten or more sports honored included Navy (12), Stanford (11), and Duke (11). Teams honored were football, men's fencing, men's outdoor track, men's skiing, women's rowing, women's cross country, women's fencing, women's field hockey, women's indoor track, women's outdoor track, women's skiing, women's swimming, women's soccer, women's tennis, and women's volleyball. Boston College's football program was one of only five Division I-A teams that were so honored. The other four were Auburn, Navy, Stanford, and Duke. Football[edit] Main article: Boston College Eagles
Boston College Eagles
football

Boston
Boston
College's first football team in 1893.

The Boston College Eagles
Boston College Eagles
have achieved occasional success in college football. On November 16, 1940, BC's Frank Leahy-coached championship team took a win from two-season undefeated Georgetown University
Georgetown University
in the final seconds, in a game that renowned sportswriter Grantland Rice called the greatest ever played. Two of Boston
Boston
College's most famous football victories came in dramatic fashion, on the final play of the game. On November 23, 1984, before a national audience on CBS, Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie
threw a 48-yard (44 m) Hail Mary to Gerard Phelan for a 47–45 victory over the University of Miami at the Orange Bowl. The Eagles finished the 1984 season with a 10-2 record, defeating the University of Houston in the Cotton Bowl. The team completed the season with a #5 rank in the AP poll.[120] Flutie was awarded the Heisman Trophy; the only Eagle
Eagle
to date so honored. (See also: Flutie effect) On November 20, 1993, the Eagles beat undefeated archrival Notre Dame 41–39 on a 41-yard field goal by David Gordon as time expired, preventing the Fighting Irish a berth in the national championship game.(See also: Holy War (Boston College vs. Notre Dame)) In 2007, the Eagles reached the #2 rank in both the AP and Coaches' Poll as well as the BCS rankings, led by Matt Ryan. Ryan was awarded the 2007 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually to the nation's most outstanding college senior quarterback.[121] He was selected third in the 2008 NFL Draft
2008 NFL Draft
by the Atlanta Falcons, making him the highest-chosen BC player in NFL Draft
NFL Draft
history.[122] The Eagles occasionally wear red bandanna-themed uniforms in honor of fallen September 11, 2001 hero Welles Crowther, class of 1999. Crowther, who played on BC’s lacrosse team, was an equity trader who died saving the lives of at least 10 people during the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. He used a red bandanna that he often carried to keep from breathing in smoke and debris.[123][124] Fight Song: "For Boston"[edit] Main article: For Boston "For Boston" is claimed to be America's oldest college fight song, composed by T. J. Hurley in 1885. It has two verses but the most commonly sung one is the first verse. Boston-based band Dropkick Murphys covered this song on their album Sing Loud, Sing Proud!. Changes have been made to the song, including reworking the phrase "for here men are men" into "for here all are one" in the first verse. Notable persons[edit] Main article: List of Boston
Boston
College people "The Heights" is a nickname given to Boston
Boston
College. It recalls both BC's lofty aspirations—the college motto is "Ever to Excel"—and its hilltop location, an area initially designated as "University Heights". The name has lent itself to a number of campus organizations, most notably the principal student newspaper, The Heights. BC students were universally called "Heightsmen" until 1925 when Caitlin Beckman became the first "Heightswoman" to receive a BC degree. "Heightsonian" was originally conceived as a way to gender neutralize the original term "Heightsmen", though "Eagles", once exclusively used for members of the university's athletics teams, is more commonly used.[35] The term "Golden Eagles" refers strictly to BC graduates who have celebrated their 50th anniversary reunion. "Double Eagles" refer to alumni who attended Boston
Boston
College High School and graduated from the college and "Triple Eagles" are those alumni who are also graduates of the law school. There are over 179,000 alumni in over 120 countries around the world.[3] Boston
Boston
College students have enjoyed success in winning prestigious post-graduate fellowships and awards, including recent Rhodes, Marshall, Mellon, Fulbright, Truman, Churchill, and Goldwater scholarships, among others. BC's yield rate for Fulbright awards is the highest in the country.[125] In 2007, students in the German department were awarded 13 Fulbright scholarships, five more than the previous highest number from a single department. Though formal numbers are not kept, and the claim cannot be confirmed, the number of award winners from one department to study in a specific country is considered by some scholars to be the highest in the 60-year history of the Fulbright program.[126]

Tip O'Neill Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives '36

John F. Kerry U.S. Secretary of State U.S. Senator 2004 Democratic Presidential nominee J.D. '76

Ernest Moniz U.S. Secretary of Energy '66

Paul Cellucci Governor of Massachusetts U.S. Ambassador to Canada '70, J.D. '73

Dannel P. Malloy Governor of Connecticut '77, J.D. '80

Margaret Heckler U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services U.S. Representative U.S. Ambassador to Ireland LL.B '56

Marty Walsh current Mayor of Boston '09

See also[edit]

Boston
Boston
portal ACC portal University portal

Jesuit
Jesuit
Ivy List of Presidents of Boston
Boston
College

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Historic District Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life Gasson Hall Fulton Hall McMullen Museum of Art Bapst Library Collegiate Gothic Henry I. Harriman House Weston Observatory Chestnut Hill Boston St. John's MBTA

Boston
Boston
College station

Images

Student life & traditions

The Heights Post Road The Stylus of Boston
Boston
College WZBC Jesuit
Jesuit
Ivy Screaming Eagles Marching Band

People

Notable alumni and faculty Presidents

Founded: 1863

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

Ordinaries

Bishops Jean-Louis Lefebvre de Cheverus Benedict Joseph Fenwick John Bernard Fitzpatrick

Archbishops John Joseph Williams William Henry O'Connell Richard Cushing Humberto Sousa Medeiros Bernard Francis Law Seán Patrick O'Malley

Auxiliary Bishops Current: John Anthony Dooher Robert Francis Hennessey Mark William O'Connell Robert Philip Reed Peter J. Uglietto Retired: Walter James Edyvean Arthur L. Kennedy Deceased: Joseph Gaudentius Anderson

Churches

Cathedral Cathedral
Cathedral
of the Holy Cross

Basilica and shrines Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Boston St. Anthony Shrine, Boston St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine, Boston

Parishes Holy Name, West Roxbury Holy Trinity, Lowell Our Lady of Czestochowa, Boston Our Lady of Good Voyage, Gloucester Our Lady Help of Christians, Newton Sacred Heart, Cambridge St. Albert the Great, Weymouth St. Charles Borromeo, Waltham St. John the Baptist, Salem St. John the Evangelist, Cambridge St. Joseph, Boston St. Leonard, Boston St. Mary, Dedham (History) St. Mary, Milton St. Mary, Newton St. Mary, Waltham St. Mary, Winchester St. Mary – St. Catherine of Siena, Charlestown St. Paul, Cambridge St. Stanislaus Bishop
Bishop
& Martyr, Chelsea St. Susanna, Dedham

Former parishes Holy Cross, Boston Our Lady of Mount Carmel, East Boston St. Aidan, Brookline St. Catherine of Sienna, Charlestown St. Joseph, Roxbury St. Mary, Charlestown St. Stephen, Boston

Education

Seminaries Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary St. John's Seminary

Colleges Boston
Boston
College Emmanuel College Labouré College Marian Court College Merrimack College Regis College St. John's Seminary

High Schools Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree Arlington Catholic High School, Arlington Austin Preparatory School, Reading Bishop
Bishop
Fenwick High School, Peabody Boston
Boston
College High School, Dorchester Cardinal Spellman High School, Brockton Cathedral
Cathedral
High School, Boston Catholic Memorial School, West Roxbury Central Catholic High School, Lawrence Cristo Rey Boston
Boston
High School, Dorchester Elizabeth Seton Academy, Boston Fontbonne Academy, Milton Lowell Catholic High School, Lowell Malden Catholic High School, Malden Marian High School Framingham Matignon High School, Cambridge Mount Alvernia High School, Newton Nazareth Academy, Wakefield Newton Country Day School, Newton Notre Dame Academy, Hingham Notre Dame High School, Lawrence Pope John XXIII High School, Everett Presentation of Mary Academy, Methuen Sacred Heart High School, Kingston Saint Clement High School, Medford St. John's Preparatory School, Danvers Saint Joseph Preparatory High School, Boston St. Mary's High School, Lynn Saint Sebastian's School, Needham Ursuline Academy, Dedham Xaverian Brothers High School, Westwood

Other

The Pilot (archdiocese newspaper)

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Boston
Theological Institute

Members

Andover Newton Theological School Boston
Boston
College Department of Theology Boston
Boston
College School of Theology
Theology
and Ministry Boston University
Boston University
School of Theology Episcopal Divinity School Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary Hartford Seminary Harvard Divinity School Hebrew College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Saint John's Seminary

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Association of Jesuit
Jesuit
Colleges and Universities

East

Boston
Boston
College (MA) Holy Cross (MA) Fairfield (CT) Canisius (NY) Le Moyne (NY) Fordham (NY) Saint Peter's (NJ) Saint Joseph's (PA) Scranton (PA) Loyola Maryland
Maryland
(MD) Georgetown (DC)

Mid West

Creighton (NE) Detroit Mercy (MI) John Carroll (OH) Xavier (OH) Loyola Chicago (IL) Marquette (WI) Rockhurst (MO) Saint Louis (MO)

South

Wheeling Jesuit
Jesuit
(WV) Loyola New Orleans (LA) Spring Hill (AL)

West

Gonzaga (WA) Seattle (WA) Loyola Marymount (CA) San Francisco (CA) Santa Clara (CA) Regis (CO)

Graduate

Berkeley (CA) Weston (MA)

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Atlantic Coast Conference

Atlantic Division

Boston
Boston
College Eagles Clemson Tigers Florida
Florida
State Seminoles Louisville Cardinals North Carolina State Wolfpack Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
(non-football member) Syracuse Orange Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Coastal Division

Duke Blue Devils Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Miami Hurricanes North Carolina Tar Heels Pittsburgh Panthers Virginia Cavaliers Virginia Tech Hokies

Championships & awards

Conference champions National championships Athlete of the Year

Broadcast partners

Raycom Sports
Raycom Sports
(ACC Network; list of affiliates) ESPN
ESPN
( ACC Network
ACC Network
Extra)

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Hockey East

Men

Boston College Eagles
Boston College Eagles
(Conte Forum) Boston University
Boston University
Terriers (Agganis Arena) Connecticut Huskies (XL Center) Maine Black Bears (Alfond Arena) Merrimack Warriors (J. Thom Lawler Arena) Northeastern Huskies
Northeastern Huskies
(Matthews Arena) Providence Friars (Schneider Arena) UMass Minutemen (Mullins Center) UMass Lowell River Hawks (Tsongas Center) New Hampshire Wildcats (Whittemore Center) Vermont Catamounts (Gutterson Fieldhouse)

Women

Boston College Eagles
Boston College Eagles
(Conte Forum) Boston University
Boston University
Terriers (Walter Brown Arena) Connecticut Huskies (Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum) Maine Black Bears (Alfond Arena) Merrimack Warriors (J. Thom Lawler Arena) New Hampshire Wildcats (Whittemore Center) Northeastern Huskies
Northeastern Huskies
(Matthews Arena) Providence Friars (Schneider Arena) Vermont Catamounts (Gutterson Fieldhouse)

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Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM)

Amherst Anna Maria Assumption Babson Bay Path Becker Bentley Berklee Boston
Boston
Architectural Boston
Boston
Baptist Boston
Boston
College Boston
Boston
U Brandeis Cambridge College Clark College of the Holy Cross Curry Dean Eastern Nazarene Elms Emerson Emmanuel Endicott Fisher Gordon Hampshire Harvard Hebrew Labouré Lasell Lesley Marian Court MCPHS MIT Merrimack MGH Institute Mount Holyoke Mount Ida NECO New England Conservatory Newbury Nichols Northeastern Olin Pine Manor Regis Simmons Smith Springfield Stonehill Suffolk Tufts Urban College of Boston Wellesley WIT Western New England Wheaton Wheelock Williams WPI

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Colleges and universities in metropolitan Boston

Andover Newton Theological School Bay State College Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Bentley University Berklee College of Music Boston
Boston
Architectural College Boston
Boston
Baptist College Boston
Boston
College Boston
Boston
Conservatory Boston
Boston
Graduate School of Psychoanalysis Boston
Boston
University Brandeis University Bunker Hill Community College Cambridge College Curry College Eastern Nazarene College Emerson College Emmanuel College Episcopal Divinity School Fisher College Harvard University Hebrew College Hellenic College Hult International Business School Labouré College Lasell College Lesley University Longy School of Music Massachusetts
Massachusetts
College of Art and Design Massachusetts
Massachusetts
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Institute of Technology MGH Institute Mount Ida College Newbury College New England College of Optometry New England Conservatory New England Institute of Art New England School of Law Northeastern University Pine Manor College Quincy College Roxbury Community College St. John's Seminary School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts Simmons College Suffolk University Tufts University University of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Boston Urban College of Boston Wentworth Institute of Technology Wheelock College William James College

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Boston
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