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Boston University Admissions Stats

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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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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

881 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 353-2965
Admissions Phone: (617) 353-2300
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Boston University
  • Located in Boston, MA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 32,695 students enrolled
  • 22% admitted
  • $49,176 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Ciara from Pittsburgh, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Work hard, but don't get caught up in the cut-throat nature of college admissions. You don't need to go to a top school to succeed. If BU is your goal, work hard, write amazing essays, and make sure you visit! You never know if a school is right for you if you don't see it in person.

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  • elizabeth from northern virginia
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    take ap's if your school has them! you're not required to have straight a's to get in. try the sat and act once each, then compare composite scores and retake the one you did better on. (you will usually find one is easier for you, and the other isn't worth stressing about.) do well in school, work hard on your application, be thoughtful in writing your essays and get strong letters of rec. the first semester of senior year does matter so try!!! there are lots of schools in boston, so talk about why you like bu, not just the city. good luck :-)

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  • Emilie from Miami, FL
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    If applying to the 7yr accelerated program. It is academically rigorous of the 1000 people who apply roughly 20 get accepted to the program. Those within the program became a tight knit group of individuals who foster a sense of community in an atmosphere of academic rigor.

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  • JR from Boston, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Make sure you end your first semester with good grades because you have to work really hard to recover from poor ones. See your professors for help if you're having any trouble. It really helps to get to know the faculty there, even the ones you don't have classes with. Also, make sure to use every resource you can to really get your money's worth.

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