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Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Boston College (also referred to as BC) is a private Jesuit Catholic research university in the village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 6 miles west of downtown Boston. It has 9,100 full-time undergraduates and almost 5,000 graduate students. Its main campus is a historic district and features some of the earliest examples of collegiate gothic architecture in North America. Boston College offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees through its nine schools and colleges: Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences, Boston College Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Carroll School of Management, Lynch School of Education, Connell School of Nursing, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Boston College Law School, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and Woods College of Advancing Studies.

Notable alumni include "Star Trek" actor Leonard Nimoy; "Saturday Night" Live star Amy Poehler; and crime novelist George V. Higgins ("Friends of Eddie Coyle").

Libraries: Boston College's eight research libraries contain over 2 million printed volumes. Including manuscripts, journals, government documents and microform items, ranging from ancient papyrus scrolls to digital databases, the collections have some 12 million items. The libraries have reciprocal borrowing agreements with numerous other New England institutions, including members of the Boston Library Consortium. Borrowing privileges are also extended to alumni. Members of the general public can obtain borrowing privileges by paying $200 for three months or $500 per year.

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