Boston College

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Boston College
motto Αἰέν ἀριστεύειν
(Ever to exel)
founding 1863
Sponsorship Private
place Chestnut Hill , Massachusetts
country United StatesUnited States United States
management William P. Leahy, SJ
Students 14,395
Employee 3,800
Annual budget 1.63 billion US dollars
Networks FIUC , IAU
Campus at sunrise
Ford Memorial Tower
Campus in winter

The Boston College is a private research university in Chestnut Hill , a suburb of Boston in the state of Massachusetts . Founded in 1863, it is the oldest and second largest Jesuit college in the United States. She is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities , founded in 1870 , the organization of the 28 US Jesuit universities. There are currently 9,019 students enrolled in Boston.


  • Boston 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 School of Social Work
  • Boston College Law School
  • Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
  • Woods College of Advancing Studies

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry was established on June 1, 2008. Forerunners were the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and the Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry (IREPM) .

According to the Pope John Paul II. Wrote Apostolic Constitution Sapientia Christiana "On the ecclesiastical universities and faculties" of 15 April 1979, and the regulations of the Congregation for Catholic Education on 18 June 1986 was made the papal recognition of the two predecessor organizations.

Weston Jesuit School of Theology

Weston College opened in 1922 as the Faculty of Philosophy for the Religious Province of Jesuits in New England. The theological faculty was established as a seminary in 1927. In 1929 the state recognized by the state of Massachusetts; 1932 papal recognition. In 1956, the New Testament Abstracts was published for the first time at Weston College , which is now the most widely used New Testament journal worldwide. In 1959 Weston College was brought into line with the university structures of Boston College. After Vatican II , the Boston Theological Institute (BTI) was founded by Weston College together with Boston College and five other theological institutes. It was also accepted for the first time non-members of the Jesuit order; from 1972 also laypeople. In 1968 Weston College was accepted into the Association of Theological Schools . In 1974 the name was changed to Weston School of Theology , and in 1994 to Weston Jesuit School of Theology . 2008 merger with Boston College.

Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies

The Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College was founded in 2014.


Boston College's sports teams are the Eagles . The college has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference , one of the oldest leagues for US university sports, since 2005 .

Well-known graduates

Web links

Commons : Boston College  - collection of pictures, videos, and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Members. In: International Federation of Catholic Universities, accessed September 18, 2019 .
  2. ^ List of IAU Members. In: International Association of Universities, accessed August 21, 2019 .
  3. About - accessed November 13, 2019

Coordinates: 42 ° 20 ′ 6.3 "  N , 71 ° 10 ′ 13.3"  W.