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Boston University Admissions

Boston University admissions is very selective with an acceptance rate of 29%. Students that get into Boston University have an average SAT score between 1220-1420 or an average ACT score of 28-32. The regular admissions application deadline for Boston University is January 2. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Boston University early decision deadline is November 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
29%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
32%
Total Applicants
57,441
SAT Range
1220-1420
SAT Reading
590-680
SAT Math
630-740
Students Submitting SAT
71%
ACT Range
28-32
ACT English
28-34
ACT Math
27-32
ACT Writing
8-9
Students Submitting ACT
43%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 2
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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