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 4 or more years schools.
  • Boston College has more expensive tuition & fees ($60,202) than UMass Amherst ($36,427).
  • It is harder to admit to Boston College than UMass Amherst.
  • Boston College has a higher submitted SAT score (1,420) than UMass Amherst (1,290).
  • Boston College has higher submitted ACT score (33) than UMass Amherst (29).
  • UMass Amherst has more students with 30,593 students while Boston College has 14,720 students.
  • UMass Amherst has more full-time faculties with 1,417 faculties while Boston College has 860 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
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
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)
$60,202Tuition & Fees
In-State$16,439
Out-Of-State$36,427
45% ($39,582)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)73% ($9,757)
$39,582Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,757
32.41 %Acceptance Rates57.58 %
26.15 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)19.63 %
1,420SAT Score1,290
33ACT Score29
94 %Graduation Rate82 %
4 %Transfer-out Rate13 %
95 %Retention Rate91 %
14,720Student Population30,593
860Number of Faculties1,417
13 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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