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  • Both are Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years schools.
  • Duke University has more expensive tuition & fees ($55,695) than Boston College ($55,464).
  • It is harder to admit to Duke University than Boston College.
  • Duke University has higher submitted SAT score (1,510) than Boston College (1,405).
  • Duke University has higher submitted ACT score (101) than Boston College (97).
  • Duke University has more students with 16,130 students while Boston College has 14,628 students.
  • Duke University has more full-time faculties with 1,393 faculties while Boston College has 834 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Duke University and Boston College.
Duke Universityvs.Boston College
Durham, North CarolinaLocationChestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 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)
$55,695Tuition & Fees$55,464
3,738 (55.82%)Number Receiving Financial Aid4,445 (44.80%)
$45,457Average Amount of Financial Aid$39,582
9.86 %Acceptance Rates32.41 %
53.60 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)26.15 %
1,510SAT Score1,405
101ACT Score97
95 %Graduation Rate92 %
-Transfer-out Rate6 %
97 %Retention Rate95 %
16,130Student Population14,628
1,393Number of Faculties834
7 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare