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BC SAT Scores

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SAT scores needed to get into Boston College

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Boston College is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1475

The average composite SAT score for admitted Boston College freshman is 1475 out of 1600. BC students have the 36th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1475 is in the 99th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1420 to 1530

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1420 to 1530. The 75th percentile score is 1530 while the 25th percentile score is 1420.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by BC but we estimate it to be around a 1360 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 750

The average score for BC students on the math portion of the SAT is 750 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 720 and the 75th percentile score 780.

Average SAT Reading Score 725

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 700 to 750 and the average score for Boston College students is 725.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

30 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Boston College

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Boston College based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 19%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.86.

Can I get into BC with a 1530 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1530 or higher is very competitive at BC and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 31% or higher.

Can I get into BC with a 1480 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1480 to 1520 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 20% to 28%.

Can I get into BC with a 1420 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1420 to 1470 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 11% to 18% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into BC with a 1360 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1360 to 1410 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 10% chance of admission to BC. SAT scores below 1360 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Admission chances to Boston College by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 50%
1590 47%
1580 44%
1570 42%
1560 39%
1550 36%
1540 33%
1530 31%
1520 28%
1510 26%
1500 24%
1490 22%
1480 20%
1470 18%
1460 16%
1450 15%
1440 13%
1430 12%
1420 11%
1410 10%
1400 9%
1390 8%
1380 7%
1370 6%
1360 6%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164924 IPEDS survey data for Boston College.