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Boston College is a private institution located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA. It has 9,100 full-time undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students. It has a 338 acre suburban campus and utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Boston College was founded in 1863 by the Society of Jesus and has maintained its Roman Catholic Jesuit religious affiliation. The school is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a university with high research activity.

Boston College offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees through its nine schools and colleges, which include College of Arts & Sciences, Boston College Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Carroll School of Management, Lynch School of Education, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Boston College Law School, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Woods College of Advancing Studies. More than 1,000 students participate in study abroad each year. Notable alumni of B.C include Paul Cellucci, former Governor of Massachusetts, former US Ambassador to Canada, and John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, former United States Senator, and 2004 Democratic candidate for President of the United States.

Boston College sports teams are called the Eagles, which compete in nearly 30 NCAA Division I varsity sports in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The B.C. Eagles have one of the highest graduation rates for their student-athletes in the country. There are no fraternities or sororities on campus, however the school has more than 200 clubs and organizations. Freshmen are not required to live on campus, but the majority choose to do so. B.C. is located in Chestnut Hill, Mass., which is six miles west of downtown Boston, and its main campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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