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Boston University Acceptance Rates & Admissions Statistics

How Do You Compare to Boston University Other Incoming Students?

Review the admissions stats from recent freshman classes to have a better understanding of your chances of being admitted to Boston University.

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What Admissions Stats Mean to You

Boston University Admission Statistics can help you to understand the likelihood of being accepted. Compare your SAT and ACT scores to previously accepted students. If your scores are lower than average, that may mean you should try to retake the exam or look at schools that better fit your scores. A college’s acceptance rates and selectivity are a good way to judge how difficult it is to be admitted.

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Selectivity (Fall 2021): Are You the Right Type of Student For This College?

Open Admissions No
Selectivity of College More Selective
Acceptance Rate 19%

Acceptance and Enrollment Stats (Fall 2021)

Applicant Total 75,778
Accepted 14,129
Enrolled 4,010

Who’s Applying: Applicants by Gender

Applicants: Men - Women  39 to 61
Accepted: Men - Women  47 to 53
Enrolled: Men - Women  44 to 56

Average Test Scores

About 32% of students accepted to Boston U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 660 and 740. Math scores were between 700 and 780.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Boston University  ( 660 to 740 )
SAT Math Scores for Boston University  ( 700 to 780 )

Boston U received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 31 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Boston University  ( 31 to 34 )

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