Admissions Information

The application fee is $80 for applying undergraduate school and $95 for graduate school at Boston University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$80
Graduate Application Fees$95
Admission Informationwww.bu.edu/admissions
Online Applicationwww.bu.edu/admissions/apply
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, 2 Year Certificate, 2-4 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 19.00% and the yield is 28.00%. 29,240 men and 46,538 women applied to BU and 6,725 men and 7,446 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,749 men and 2,234 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants75,77829,24046,538
Admitted14,3986,7257,446
Enrolled4,0311,7492,234
Acceptance Rate 19.00%23.00%16.00%
Yield 28.00%26.01%30.00%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 1,293 students (32% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 531 students (13%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 740 and the 25th percentile is 660. The SAT Math score is 780 (75th) and 700 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 34 (75th percentile) and 31 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing660740
SAT Math700780
ACT Composite3134
ACT Math2834
ACT English3235
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Boston University are low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,469, ACT: 98 - 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, Recommendations, and Formal Demonstration of Competencies to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Boston University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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BU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRequired
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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