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Undergraduate Admissions

Admission to Boston College has become increasingly competitive as more students with superior academic records, intellectual curiosity, and scholarly promise continue to apply.

Although no minimum test score or class rank has been established, the Committee on Admission pays particular attention to students who have performed well in a demanding college preparatory curriculum, especially one that involves honors and AP courses. The Undergraduate Admission Office recommends that this program include four units of English, social science, mathematics, foreign language, and laboratory science. The majority of incoming freshmen to the University have achieved A-/B+ or better grades in their secondary schools and rank comfortably within the top ten percent of their graduating classes. Competitive standardized test scores also have a bearing on the selection process.

In selecting students, the Committee on Admission looks for demonstrated evidence of academic ability, intellectual curiosity, strength of character, motivation, creativity, energy, and promise for personal growth and development. The Committee also carefully considers recommendations by counselors and teachers, the required personal statement and extracurricular activities.

Linden Lane with Gasson Hall in the background.

Contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.