We ask our students to explore the big questions and challenge them to ask: What difference will I make? How will my knowledge serve the world?
Boston College, the first institution of higher education to operate in the city of Boston, is today among the nation’s foremost universities, a leader in the liberal arts, scientific inquiry, and student formation.
Grounded in the ideals that inspired our Jesuit founders, Boston College urges students to look inward but always to reach out—to develop their minds and talents to the fullest and use them in service to others.
Founded in Boston’s
South End in 1863
Maroon and Gold
"Ever to Excel" from
Book Six of The Iliad
True to our Jesuit, Catholic heritage, Boston College has been committed to international collaboration since our founding in 1863. The Global Engagement Committee will explore new opportunities, challenges, and resources needed for enhancing our international presence.