Admissions Information

The application fee is $80 for applying undergraduate school and $75 for graduate school at Boston College. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$80
Graduate Application Fees$75
Admission Informationwww.bc.edu/admission/undergrad/
Online Applicationwww.commonapp.org
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 26.38% and the yield is 31.06%. 12,245 men and 17,137 women applied to Boston College and 3,595 men and 4,157 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,113 men and 1,295 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants29,38212,24517,137
Admitted7,7523,5954,157
Enrolled2,4081,1131,295
Acceptance Rate 26.38%29.36%24.26%
Yield 31.06%30.96%31.15%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 1,539 students (64% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 868 students (36%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 730 and the 25th percentile is 660. The SAT Math score is 770 (75th) and 670 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 34 (75th percentile) and 31 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing660730
SAT Math670770
ACT Composite3134
ACT Math2833
ACT English3335
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Boston College are relatively low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,466, ACT: 97 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript). The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Boston College.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Recommended



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