- College search made simple.
Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

Boston University Admissions Stats

What Are My Chances?®

What are my chances?® Calculator

The chart below shows your chances of admission to this school, based on the information in your profile.

  • Lower
  • Medium
  • Higher
Estimated Chances

Create a free profile so you can see your chances at Boston University and thousands of other top colleges.



Not sure if you can get in? Read our Admissions Tips

Boston University Admissions Scattergram

(Based on historical self-reported student data)

Want to improve your chances?

Use the Cappex Admissions Coach to get tips.

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

Application Fees

Undergrad Application Fee
Graduate Application Fee

Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

Test Scores Breakdown

Many colleges put a great deal of weight on student ACT/SAT test scores when considering applications. Cappex can help you see how you rank compared to students who have been accepted to Boston University

Contact Info

881 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 353-2965
Admissions Phone: (617) 353-2300
General Site:
Boston University
  • Located in Boston, MA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 32,112 students enrolled
  • 32% admitted
  • $47,422 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
  • 0
  • William from Austin, TX
  • May-02-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Apply for scholarships as the tuition is costly. Do well on your PSATs so you can qualify for national recognitions. Do not submit the first essay you write in your application- revise it and even consider a different topic.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Jet from Murrieta, CA
  • Apr-06-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Search for ALL scholarship opportunities as early as possible. Especially those who may be using the 9/11 GI Bill or looking for the Yellow Ribbon Program (which they do offer), there are important deadlines and information that should be reviewed carefully.

    Read More
  • 0
  • Zachary from Tulsa, OK
  • Jan-09-2015 I am a current student here

    If you're looking for greek life look somewhere else, only about 15% participate and they are not a big part of the BU community. If you're looking for everything else look no further because BU has it all!

    Read More
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-07-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Don't let the cold discourage you

    Read More
  • 0
  • Anonymous from NH
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    It is probably good for some people, but I would highly suggest researching about your major or program and comparing it to other schools. If you are pre-med, DO NOT take Chem 101. Take Chem 109 if you can because Chem 101 will ruin your GPA unless you are one of the very, very few people that gets an A or a B. Live in West if you like to party and east if you want to be near classes.

    Read More