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Boston College Admissions Stats

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28%

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Admissions Requirements

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

Application Fees

$70
Undergrad Application Fee
$75
Graduate Application Fee

Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

Address:
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: (617) 552-8000
General Site: www.bc.edu
Admissions: http://www.bc.edu/admission/undergrad/
Application: http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/admission/undergrad/process/freshman.html
Boston College
  • Located in Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 14,868 students enrolled
  • 28% admitted
  • $44,870 annual cost to attend

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Katelyn from Taunton, MA
  • Dec-31-2014 I am a current student here

    I would definitely advise prospective students to think hard about what they want to major in before they apply to Boston College. There are 4 schools within Boston College and when you apply, you pick one specific one to apply to. While it is okay to be undecided in the Arts and Sciences school, it is hard to switch from one school to another since some of the programs are designed to start right from freshman year. For example, I am in the Lynch School of Education and we had required classes the first and second semester of freshman year. If someone wanted to transfer into Lynch they would be slightly behind and it may be difficult to catch up depending on the schedule.

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  • Claudia from McHenry, IL
  • Nov-06-2014 I am a current student here

    In your application, really talk about WHY you want an education (especially from an institution so thoroughly grounded in societal morals). Think about how you can positively influence the world with what you learn, and how you can improve the lives of others while doing something you are passionate about. BC wants students like that: motivated young people with a desire to contribute to society and pursue their passions.

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  • Anna from Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Jun-27-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Be very involved on campus in high school or on your college campus if you are planning to transfer to BC. Have an idea of what you want to major in and take a few classes to back it up. This way you can write about your interest smartly.

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  • Anonymous
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Come prepared for a heavy workload. It's extremely important to learn how to balance your life - At BC the students live the work hard, play hard mentality to the fullest. In order to fit in all of the social activities and most importantly academic requirements you have to be ready to work hard!

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