The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Boston College is a private (not-for-profit) and UMass Amherst is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • Boston College has more expensive tuition & fees ($61,706) than UMass Amherst ($36,964).
  • It is harder to admit to Boston College than UMass Amherst.
  • Boston College has a higher submitted SAT score (1,475) than UMass Amherst (1,355).
  • Boston College has higher submitted ACT score (34) than UMass Amherst (31).
  • UMass Amherst has more students with 31,642 students while Boston College has 14,934 students.
  • UMass Amherst has more full-time faculties with 1,452 faculties while Boston College has 882 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Boston College and University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Boston CollegeUMass Amherst
Boston Collegevs.UMass Amherst
Chestnut Hill, MassachusettsLocationAmherst, Massachusetts
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
$61,706Tuition & Fees
48% ($43,028)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)73% ($10,126)
$43,028Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,126
32.41 %Acceptance Rates57.58 %
26.15 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)19.63 %
1,475SAT Score1,355
34ACT Score31
92 %Graduation Rate83 %
6 %Transfer-out Rate-
93 %Retention Rate89 %
14,934Student Population31,642
882Number of Faculties1,452
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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