Boston College

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The Boston College is a private research university located in Chestnut Hill, a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1863, it is the oldest and second largest Jesuit high school in the United States. She is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities was founded in 1870, the organization of the 28 U.S. Jesuit colleges. Currently, a total of 9,019 students are enrolled in Boston.

The sports teams are the Boston College Eagles. The university is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, one of the oldest leagues for American university sports since 2005.


  • Boston 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
  • Woods College of Advancing Studies

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

The Boston College School of Theology and Ministry was established on 1 June 2008. Precursors were the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and the Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry ( IREPM ).

According to the written by Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Constitution Sapientia Christiana "On the ecclesiastical universities and faculties " of 15 April 1979, the regulations of the Congregation for Catholic Education on 18 June 1986 was the papal recognition of the two predecessor organizations.

Weston Jesuit School of Theology

The Weston College opened in 1922 as the Faculty of Philosophy of the Province of the Jesuits in New England. The theological faculty was established as a seminary in 1927. In 1929 the stately recognition by the state of Massachusetts; 1932 papal approval. In 1956, the New Testament Abstracts was first published at Weston College, which is now the world of the most common New Testament magazine. In 1959, the Weston College has been aligned with university structures of Boston College. After Vatican II, there was the establishment of the Boston Theological Institute (BTI ) by Weston College along with the Boston College and five other theological institutions. It was also the first to include non-members of the Jesuit order; 1972 also laymen. 1968 was the inclusion of Weston College, the Association of Theological Schools. In 1974 the company was renamed to Weston School of Theology, 1994 at Weston Jesuit School of Theology. 2008, the merger with the Boston College.

Known graduates

  • Gil Bouley - American Football Player
  • John Adel Elya (* 1928) - Lebanese cleric and bishop of Newton
  • Art Donovan - American Football Player
  • Matt Hasselbeck - American Football Player
  • John F. Kerry - United States Senator and former candidate for the U.S. presidency
  • Peter Lynch - American Investment Fund Manager
  • Fred Naumetz - American Football Player
  • Matt Ryan - American Football Player
  • Ernie Stautner - American football player and coach
  • Sean Williams - American professional basketball player
  • Kirsten Zoellner - former German professional basketball player