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Boston University Admissions

Boston University admissions is very selective with an acceptance rate of 22%. Students that get into Boston University have an average SAT score between 1330-1500 or an average ACT score of 30-33. The regular admissions application deadline for Boston University is January 1. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Boston University early decision deadline is November 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
22%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
32%
Total Applicants
64,481
SAT Range
1330-1500
SAT Reading
650-720
SAT Math
680-780
Students Submitting SAT
70%
ACT Range
30-33
ACT English
31-35
ACT Math
27-33
ACT Writing
8-9
Students Submitting ACT
39%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 1
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
    Considered but not 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