Gary Wayne Gilbert

Amid the daunting challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Undergraduate Admission at Boston College has completed its most selective admission process in University history.

In total, 24 percent of the 29,400 applicants were offered admission to the Class of 2024, the lowest acceptance rate ever, with 37 percent of students accepted during the Early Decision rounds, and just 22 percent accepted during Regular Decision.

The average SAT score for admitted students is 1457, and the average ACT score is 34.  Boston College admitted students from 49 U.S. states, two U.S. territories, and 60 countries around the world.  

"It is humbling to witness the extraordinary accomplishments, talents, and gifts that applicants to Boston College share through the college application process," said Grant Gosselin, director of undergraduate admission. "Academic scholars in the classroom, dynamic leaders in their school communities, engaged citizens in society, and compassionate volunteers for the common good, the students we have selected to join Boston College's Class of 2024 will contribute to the University community in meaningful ways.

"We look forward to welcoming them to Boston College."


University Communications | March 2020