BU is a 4-year private school located in Boston, MA. It is an urban college that enrolls 17,983 undergraduate students. Admissions is very selective as the BU acceptance rate is 19%.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to BU is Jan 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to BU is Mar 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to BU is 32. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into BU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 30 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 30 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1480 and Above
1360 to 1480
1360 and Less
The median SAT score for BU students is 1415. Applicants with SAT scores of 1480 and above have a good chance of being admitted to BU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1360 to 1480 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1360 have a low chance of being offered a spot at BU.
Wondering what life at BU is like? There are approximately 33,720 students enrolled at BU, including 17,983 undergraduate students and 15,737 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 28% percent are from MA and 72% percent of students are from other states.
Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.
Tuition and Fees
Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!Claim Free Account
Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!Find Scholarships
Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.Join the Conversation