29. Boston College, Massachusetts
Boston College enrolls over 14,000 students in total, with an acceptance rate in 2014 of 34 percent. It’s a private Jesuit Catholic research university, founded in 1863, and set on a campus of 338 acres. Boston lays claim to some visually striking buildings, with some of the earliest examples of Collegiate Gothic architecture in North America residing on its main campus site. A year of study at Boston College, including board and room, costs $61,096. Boston College has a Presidential Scholars Program, which is a competitive undergraduate program offered only to a small subset of early action applicants. According to Forbes over 58% of the students are receiving financial aid.