About Boston College

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"The Boston College Lynch School is proud to be the university home for the founding of the Journal of Professional Capital and Community. As a community of scholars and educators, we are committed to the development of effective professional capital across our school and among the schools, community partners, and professional organizations with whom we collaborate."
– Dean Maureen Kenny of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College

Boston College was founded in 1863 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Today it is one of the nation's foremost universities, with an enrollment of nearly 14,700 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Originally located on Harrison Avenue in Boston's South End, the College outgrew its urban setting early in the 20th century and moved to the former Lawrence Farm in Chestnut Hill, where ground was broken on June 19, 1909, for the construction of a central Recitation Building, later named Gasson Hall in honor of President Thomas I. Gasson, S.J., who led the relocation. The Recitation Building opened in March 1913. The three other buildings that still shape the core of the campus--St. Mary's Hall, Devlin Hall, and Bapst Library--opened in 1917, 1924, and 1928, respectively.

Each year the University confers more than 4,000 degrees in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research and have been honoured by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education and the MacArthur Foundation.

Boston College is ranked 31st among national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Boston College students have earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including Rhodes Scholarships, Marshalls, Goldwaters and Fulbright grants. Each year, undergraduates devote some 550,000 hours to community service.

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