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Boston College
Location- Chestnut Hill, MA
Established- 1863
Students- 14,640
Undergraduates- 9,099
Postgraduates- 4,916
Endowment- 1.5 billion
Mascot- Baldwin the Eagle

Boston College (BC) is a private Jesuit Catholic research university located in the village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of downtown Boston. It has 9,100 full-time undergraduates and almost 5,000 graduate students. The university's name reflects its early history as a liberal arts college and preparatory school (now Boston College High School) in Boston's South End. It is a member of the 568 Group and the Association of 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 College's undergraduate program is currently ranked 31st in the National Universities ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Boston College was ranked the 422nd top college in the United States by Payscale and CollegeNet's Social Mobility Index college rankings. Boston College is categorized as a research university with high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Students at the university earned 21 Fulbright Awards in 2012, ranking the school eighth among American research institutions. At $2.2 billion, Boston College has the 40th largest university endowment in North America.

Boston College offers bachelor's degreesmaster's degrees, and doctoral degrees through its nine schools and colleges: Morrissey College of Arts & SciencesBoston College Graduate School of Arts & SciencesCarroll School of ManagementLynch School of EducationConnell School of NursingBoston College Graduate School of Social WorkBoston College Law SchoolBoston College School of Theology and MinistryWoods College of Advancing Studies.

Boston College sports teams are called the Eagles, and their colors are maroon and gold; the school mascot is Baldwin the Eagle. The Eagles compete in 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 College's men's ice hockey team is one of the most decorated programs in the nation, having won five national championships.