Boston College (BC)

Chestnut Hill, MA

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Boston College

Boston College

Boston College Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 1
SAT / ACT Scores Due January 1
SAT II Scores Due January 1
College Will Notify April 15
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 14,642 19,419 34,061
Accepted 4,503 5,310 9,813
Acceptance Rate 31% 27% 28%
Enrolled 1,119 1,286 2,405

BC 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.


SAT Scores

(79% of Students Admitted to Boston College Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 620 to 710
  • Math 640 to 740
  • Writing 640 to 730
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 710 740 730
Bottom 25th Percentile 620 640 640

ACT Scores

(44% of Students Admitted to Boston College Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 29 to 34
  • Math 28 to 33
  • Composite 29 to 32
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 34 33 32
Bottom 25th Percentile 29 28 29

Boston College Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($70)   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     Important
Volunteer Work     Important
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies   Important
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

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

Boston College Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 10,311 (99%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 98 (0%)

Boston College Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($70)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 9)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 3.00)   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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