The average composite SAT score for admitted Boston University freshman is 1405 out of 1600. BU students have the 54th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1405 is in the 96th percentile of all SAT test takers.
The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1310 to 1500. The 75th percentile score is 1500 while the 25th percentile score is 1310.
The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by BU but we estimate it to be around a 1210 total composite SAT score.
The average score for BU students on the math portion of the SAT is 725 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 670 and the 75th percentile score 780.
The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 640 to 720 and the average score for Boston University students is 680.
Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Boston University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 20.1%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.76.
An SAT score of 1500 or higher is very competitive at BU 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 32% or higher.
Scores between 1410 to 1490 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 21% to 31%.
SAT scores between 1310 to 1400 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 12% to 19% percent chance of being admitted.
SAT scores from 1210 to 1300 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 11% chance of admission to BU. SAT scores below 1210 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164988 IPEDS survey data for Boston University.