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Boston College is a coeducational university with an average student population of 8,700 undergraduates and 4,500 graduate students representing every state and more than 85 foreign countries. Founded in 1863, it is one of the oldest Jesuit, Catholic universities in the United States. US News & World Report ranks Boston College 36th among national universities, and 37th on its list of the Best Values in Higher Education.
The University's 115-acre main campus is located in an open suburban setting six miles from downtown Boston, with direct access to the city via trolley. The University's 630 faculty members focus on both teaching and research, and have set new marks for research grant awards in each of the last 10 years. Boston College offers its multi-faceted and highly motivated student body superior facilities for learning, including Internet and e-mail connectivity in residence halls, and a library system housing over 1.9 million books, periodicals and government documents, and more than 3.2 million microform units. The University's endowment stands in excess of $800 million, and its bonds are rated AA. Only 23 universities nationwide have earned an AA or AAA bond rating.
The past decade has seen the opening of a new athletic arena, chemistry center, four undergraduate residence halls and a new art museum, as well as the extensive renovation of buildings for the schools of Management and Education. The University opened a new Law School library in January 1996, is currently undertaking a further renovation of the Law School complex and a major expansion of the biology/physics building, and plans to break ground for a new Student Center in the coming year. The University has also made a major commitment of resources to building academic excellence. It is in the midst of a five-year, $260-million plan to add 50 new full-time faculty members, elevate the quality and quantity of faculty and graduate research, and widen opportunities for undergraduates to study abroad, conduct original research and pursue professional internships. Boston College also is increasing support for student financial aid, and for programs that improve faculty advising and mentoring.
Boston College confers more than 3,700 degrees annually through its eleven schools and colleges. Bachelor's degrees are offered in 50 fields of study through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management, the School of Education, and the School of Nursing. Students pursue graduate and professional degrees in the Law School, the Carroll Graduate School of Management, and in the graduate schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Nursing, and Social Work. The College of Advancing Studies and the Summer Session offer undergraduate and graduate degrees to more than 1,500 students attending part time.
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Working at Boston College
As a highly complex university, Boston College depends for its well being upon a broad range of talents and experience among its employees. While each of those diverse talents is important and vital to the University's progress, one of the distinctive strengths of Boston College is the sense of responsibility for the best interests of the University that each employee brings to his or her work. It is only with a community united and committed to the standards of excellence that Boston College can provide for individual enrichment and institutional fulfillment---the education of young men and women for the service of others.
Boston College seeks to hire those individuals who are committed to its purpose and desire to share in fulfilling its vision. Thank you for considering Boston College in your search for employment. . For information about current job opportunities and the benefits of working at Boston College, please visit the Human Resource web site at: