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Boston University Admissions

Boston University admissions is very selective with an acceptance rate of 25%. Students that get into Boston University have an average SAT score between 1300-1480 or an average ACT score of 29-32. The regular admissions application deadline for Boston University is January 6. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Boston University early decision deadline is November 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
25%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
32%
Total Applicants
60,825
SAT Range
1300-1480
SAT Reading
640-720
SAT Math
660-760
Students Submitting SAT
63%
ACT Range
29-32
ACT English
28-34
ACT Math
27-32
ACT Writing
8-9
Students Submitting ACT
52%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 6
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$80
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Required
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
56%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.98 responses
Poll
71%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.98 responses
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