12 Facts About Boston College

1. Boston College is a private Jesuit research university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

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2. Boston College is ranked among the top universities in the United States and undergraduate admission is highly selective.

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3. Boston College 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.

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4. Boston College organized an international competition for the design of a campus master plan and set about raising funds for the construction of the "new" university.

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5. In 1926, Boston College conferred its first degrees on women.

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6. On December 5, 2007, Boston College announced a master plan, a $1.6 billion, 10-year plan to revamp the campus and hire new faculty.

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7. In 2020, Boston College bought Pine Manor College, a small liberal arts college in Chestnut Hill with a high amount of first generation college students and inner city students that was undergoing financial struggles.

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8. Boston College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

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9. Boston College is one of only thirteen universities in the country offering NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision football, Division I men's and women's basketball, and Division I hockey.

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10. In hockey and baseball, Boston College participates in the annual Beanpot tournaments held at TD Banknorth Garden and Fenway Park, respectively.

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11. Boston College was selected third in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, making him the highest-chosen BC player in NFL Draft history.

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12. Boston College used a red bandanna that he often carried to keep from breathing in smoke and debris.

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