Boston College Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Boston College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 8,405 out of 29,486 applicants or 29% were admitted making Boston College a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 16,973 12,513 29,486
Accepted 4,512 3,893 8,405
Acceptance Rate 27% 31% 29%
Enrolled 1,100 1,062 2,162
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 27% 26%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Boston College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Boston College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 30 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Boston College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1350 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1270. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1430 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1350 1510
SAT Reading 680 750
SAT Math 660 770
ACT Composite 30 33
ACT English 30 34
ACT Math 28 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >45%
31 to 33 Avg + 29%-45%
30 to 31 Avg - 22%-29%
29 to 30 Reach 17%-22%
Less than 29 Low <17%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1510 and Above Good >41%
1430 to 1510 Avg + 29%-41%
1350 to 1430 Avg - 19%-29%
1270 to 1350 Reach 12%-19%
Less than 1270 Low <12%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Boston College has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Boston College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164924 IPEDS survey data for Boston College.

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