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