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Boston University Admissions Statistics

Boston University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Boston University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Boston University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school's official website.

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Admissions Stats

Fall 2020 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2020 acceptance rate 58%
Early decision acceptance rate 44%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 58%

Fall 2020 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 38,275
Female applicants 22,480
Male applicants 15,795
Applicants accepted 22,187
Female applicants accepted 13,388
Male applicants accepted 8,799
Freshman enrollment 4,409
Female freshman enrollment 2,638
Male freshman enrollment 1,771
Early decision applicants 897
Early decision applicants accepted 395
Early decision applicants enrolled 384
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 9%

Fall 2020 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 2,370
Students accepting place on wait list 1,151
Students accepted from wait list 8

Fall 2020 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 37%

Fall 2020 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.3-3.5

Fall 2020 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 86%
SAT Critical Reading average score 623
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 580-670
SAT Math average score 651
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 600-700
SAT Writing average score 637
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 590-680
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range 8-10

Fall 2020 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 40%
Average ACT Composite score 28
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 26-30
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 26-31
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 25-30

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