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Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1863
Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 9,020
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $1,520,296,326
Admissions Address

140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Website

http://www.bc.edu

Admissions E-mail

N/A


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Send application by: January 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: John L. Mahoney, Jr.
Admissions office telephone: (617) 552-3100
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 1
Decision sent by: April 15
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 25
Application fee: $70
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://app.commonapp.org/ Tuition deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $250 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 4
Lab N/A 4
Foreign language N/A 4
Social studies N/A 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Important
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 29%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 37%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 27%
Total applicants: 26,584
Total acceptances: 7,736
Total freshman enrollment: 2,284
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 36%
Male applicants: 11,178
Male acceptances: 3,591
Male freshman enrollment: 1,074
 
Female applicants: 15,406
Female acceptances: 4,145
Female freshman enrollment: 1,210
Out-of-state freshmen: 74%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 2,000
Students enrolled from waiting list: 120

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 80%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 95%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 99%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 37%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 610 – 700
Math: 640 – 720
Combined: 1250 – 1420

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 26.0% 40.0%
600-699 55.0% 47.0%
500-599 16.0% 11.0%
400-499 3.0% 2.0%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 30%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

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