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Colleges / Boston University

Boston University

Boston, MA 4-Year Private http://www.bu.edu/

Boston U Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Boston University ? Boston U is a very selective institution. The Boston U acceptance rate is 19%. This means that the institution accepts 19 out of every 100 applicants.

Boston U Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 31, 2019

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 29, 2020

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Boston U is Dec 31, 2019. There are 0 days left to apply.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications is unknown. There are 0 days left to apply.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Boston U ACT Scores


ACT Range

30 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above


30 to 34


30 and Less


ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Boston University is 32. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into Boston U. 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.

Boston U SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1380 - 1580


Math SAT Range

690 - 790


Reading SAT Range

650 - 720

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1580 and Above


1380 to 1580


1380 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Boston University students is 32. Applicants with SAT scores of 34 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Boston U, while applicants with SAT scores between 30 to 34 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 30 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Boston U.

Boston U GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Boston U, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.72. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

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Campus Settings


Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Dec 31

School Info

One Silber Way Boston, MA 2215

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