The average unweighted GPA for admitted students is an A/A- in the most rigorous program available.
The admission process at Boston College is holistic. Although we select students based on their academic talents and preparation, we desire to fill a class full of various talents and backgrounds, and seek to understand how students will contribute to the greater BC community.
We review each application with a level of thoroughness and thoughtfulness that reflects the time and effort you have invested in Boston College. In making admission decisions, we consider grades, standardized test scores, what you do outside of school, teachers’ and others’ appraisals, and how you express yourself through writing. There is no specific formula to gain admission - our goal is to enroll a class filled with various types of scholars, learning styles, talents, and personalities.
*2019 Annual Census Data
1507 Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences
562 Carroll School of Management
108 Lynch School of Education and Human Development
120 Connell School of Nursing
|SAT (Mid 50%)||1300-1480||1420-1530||1370-1490|
|ACT (Mid 50%)||30-34||33-35||31-34|
Boston College recognizes that environmental factors may influence how well a student performs on standardized testing, and we consider this context during our evaluation.
1,254 high schools represented in BC 2023
45 states represented
41 countries represented
32.2% New England
0.7% Other US
Hong Kong S.A.R.
Pell Grant Recipients
First Generation Students