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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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||24%||27%||26%|
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.
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.
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|
|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%|
Boston College has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Boston College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|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.