Get to Know the Class of 2021

Curious what BU is all about?

Get ready for classes with a Broadway producer, Emmy award winner, and a global business leader. Prepare to be challenged in top-ranked programs or jump into research alongside faculty as early as your freshman year. Here, when your professor speaks, you’re expected to challenge and question what you’ve heard. You’re also expected to get out there and practice what you’ve learned—in labs, theaters, classrooms, hospitals, in the city of Boston, or even in another country.

Who is the Class of 2021?

Academic profile

A record 60,815 applications, all competing for just 3,400 spots. The typical Boston University student is intellectually curious, ambitious and not afraid to blaze their own trail. As part of the BU Class of 2021, you will join an impressive group of students from across the US and around the world. Their talents are as diverse as their backgrounds, making this a truly outstanding class.

Average Rank in High School Class

Top 7%

Average Overall High School Grade

A-

SAT Composite (average)

1452

ACT (average)

32

Geographic profile

The Boston University Class of 2021 is geographically diverse. Students represent all 50 states (plus Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and 113 countries around the world. Boston is one of the top destinations in the US for international students to study. Our global community is a key feature of the BU experience in our classrooms and residences.