Boston University (BU)

Boston, MA

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Boston University Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 1
SAT / ACT Scores Due January 1
SAT II Scores Due January 1
College Will Notify mid-April.
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 17,146 24,656 41,802
Accepted 8,050 12,613 20,663
Acceptance Rate 47% 51% 49%
Enrolled 1,572 2,451 4,023

BU Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.52 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(84% of Students Admitted to Boston University Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 570 to 670
  • Math 610 to 700
  • Writing 600 to 680
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 670 700 680
Bottom 25th Percentile 570 610 600

ACT Scores

(40% of Students Admitted to Boston University Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 26 to 32
  • Math 25 to 30
  • Composite 26 to 30
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 32 30 30
Bottom 25th Percentile 26 25 26

Boston University Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($75)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Important
Essay     Important
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies   Very Important
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 4
History 3 4
Math 3 4
Science 3 4
Social Studies 3 4
Lab 3 4
Electives 1 1

Boston University Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 23,609 (99%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 224 (0%)

Boston University Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($75)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 3.50)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Very Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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