Boston College has received nearly 30,000 applications for the Class of 2024, according to the Office of Undergraduate Admission, meeting key University projections and objectives for undergraduate recruitment.
The applications-related statistics indicate improved yield and selectivity for the Class of 2024, and augur well for continued efforts to promote diversity in the undergraduate student body, according to BC administrators.
The results also validate the University’s decision to adopt an Early Decision program this past year to meet the growing preference of high school students and enroll more “best fit” applicants for whom BC is a first choice, said administrators. The program provides two application opportunities for high-achieving students who consider BC their top choice: ED I offers a Nov. 1 application deadline with a decision notification by December 15; for ED II, applications are due January 1, and a decision notification is made by February 15.
ED I and II applications for BC’s Class of 2024 totaled about 2,750, while the number of Regular Decision applications rose 37 percent over last year’s total to more than 26,600.
“When we announced plans to replace Early Action with Early Decision one year ago, we anticipated a total pool in the range of 25,000 to 30,000 applications,” said Director of Undergraduate Admission Grant Gosselin. “We are fortunate to have attracted an applicant pool on the high end of that range and look forward to shaping the class in the weeks and months ahead.”
While a complete statistical profile of next year’s freshman class is still in process, Gosselin said there are positive indications—including the fact that AHANA students comprise 36.5 percent, compared to 33.7 percent last year—that the Class of 2024 will maintain its upward trajectory in academic excellence and other important categories.
“We’re extremely pleased with the size, diversity, and quality of the applicant pool for BC’s Class of 2024,” he said.
Sean Smith | University Communications