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 Virginia Tech is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • Boston College has more expensive tuition & fees ($61,706) than Virginia Tech ($33,857).
  • It is harder to admit to Boston College than Virginia Tech.
  • Boston College has a higher submitted SAT score (1,475) than Virginia Tech (1,310).
  • Boston College has higher submitted ACT score (34) than Virginia Tech (29).
  • Virginia Tech has more students with 37,279 students while Boston College has 15,577 students.
  • Virginia Tech has more full-time faculties with 2,109 faculties while Boston College has 882 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Boston College and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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Boston Collegevs.Virginia Tech
Chestnut Hill, MassachusettsLocationBlacksburg, Virginia
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
46% ($44,727)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)55% ($9,248)
$44,727Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,248
32.41 %Acceptance Rates70.06 %
26.15 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)35.58 %
1,475SAT Score1,310
34ACT Score29
91 %Graduation Rate87 %
6 %Transfer-out Rate-
95 %Retention Rate92 %
15,577Student Population37,279
882Number of Faculties2,109
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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