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Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   4
Social Studies   4
History    
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
 
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address 140 Commonwealth Avenue
City, State, Zip Chestnut Hill, MA  02467-3800
Phone (617) 552-3100
Fax (617) 552-0798
E-mail  
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered No
Early Decision Deadline  
Early Decision Notification  
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Action Deadline November 1
Early Action Notification December 25
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Application Fee $75
Application Fee Waiver Available
Regular Admission Notification April 15
Accept Offer of Admission May 1
Waiting List Used Yes
Defer Admission Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other  
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X      
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Class Rank   X    
Recommendations   X    
Essay   X    
Interview       X
Level of Applicant's Interest       X
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Volunteer Work   X    
Particular Talent/Ability   X    
Character/Personal Qualities   X    
First Generation to Attend College     X  
State Residency       X
Geographic Residence       X
Relation with Alumnus   X    
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment   X    
Ethnicity     X  
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 31% of 28,956 applicants were admitted
   Women 30% of 16,738 applicants were admitted
   Men 33% of 12,218 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 2,316 (26%) of 9,017 admitted students enrolled
   Women 1,259 (25%) of 4,951 admitted students enrolled
   Men 1,057 (26%) of 4,066 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
 
Early Action
Admission Rate
29% of 9287 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List 5,689
Students Accepting Wait List Position 3,178
Students Admitted From Wait List 112
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 690 average
640-740 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 45%
  Score of 600 - 700 44%
  Score of 500 - 600 10%
  Score of 400 - 500 1%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 670 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 34%
  Score of 600 - 700 50%
  Score of 500 - 600 13%
  Score of 400 - 500 2%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 685 average
640-730 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 44%
  Score of 600 - 700 41%
  Score of 500 - 600 12%
  Score of 400 - 500 2%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA Not reported
3.75 and Above Not reported
3.50 - 3.74 Not reported
3.25 - 3.49 Not reported
3.00 - 3.24 Not reported
2.50 - 2.99 Not reported
2.00 - 2.49 Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 32 average
30-33 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 82%
  Score of 24 - 29 16%
  Score of 18 - 23 2%
  Score of 12 - 17 0%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 81%
Top quarter: 95%
Top half: 99%
Bottom half: 1%
National Merit Scholar 0%
Valedictorian 2%
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer 14%