Can I get into Boston College? The school has a 31% acceptance rate. Last year, 9,017 out of 28,956 applicants were admitted making Boston College a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||660|
|SAT Math 25th||660|
|SAT Composite 25th||1320|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||740|
|SAT Math 75th||760|
|SAT Composite 75th||1500|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Boston College?
Boston College typically requires applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1320 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1230. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1410 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1500 and Above||Good||>43%|
|1410 to 1500||Avg +||31%-43%|
|1320 to 1410||Avg -||21%-31%|
|1230 to 1320||Reach||13%-21%|
|Less than 1230||Low||<13%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||31|
|ACT Math 25th||28|
|ACT Composite 25th||30|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||33|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Boston College?
Admission data indicates that Boston College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 52 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Boston College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>48%|
|31 to 33||Avg +||31%-48%|
|30 to 31||Avg -||24%-31%|
|29 to 30||Reach||18%-24%|
|Less than 29||Low||<18%|
Boston College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||26%||26%|
Applicants have 69 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2019.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Boston College before the Jan 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Nov 3||Nov 16|
|Dec 1||Dec 14|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 27||Nov 3|
|Dec 8||Dec 18|
What are the requirements for admission to Boston College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164924 IPEDS survey data for Boston College.