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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

One Silber Way Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 353-2300
Admissions Phone: (617) 353-2300
General Site: www.bu.edu
Admissions: http://www.bu.edu/admissions
Application: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Idine from Brentwood, TN
  • Aug-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Definitely do your research on the surrounding neighborhoods, the facilities and resources that BU provides in order to further your academic career. Also, definitely try to figure which way you learn best and develop a study plan and a solid, organized schedule from that.

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  • Neerarak from Lamphun, AA
  • Jul-29-2014 I am a past student here

    There is a T-stop right in front of Warren Towers and you can take it all the way to Park St. instead of walking to Kenmore Square to catch the T.

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  • Shriya from Fremont, CA
  • Jul-10-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Show your commitment! Prove that you are a serious student with a lot of potential, which can shine through in grades, extracurriculars, scores and essays.

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  • Keith from Alpharetta, GA
  • Jul-03-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    BU is a global school, so make sure you project yourself as a global student. Being valedictorian is fantastic, but if that's only a bullet point on a resume, it doesn't mean anything. You need a poster or a video or an essay that makes you you.

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