If admitted, you’ll find yourself at one of the most diverse research universities in the country. Our students come from all 50 U.S. states, more than 100 countries, and a myriad of ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
We’re looking for students who are likely to succeed at BU. Taking honors, AP, IB, or the most challenging courses available at your high school or college is important.
But we’re also looking for students who will create a unique, diverse community at BU. Those who are doers—volunteers, entrepreneurs, and ambitious students looking to take their academic experience to new heights. That’s why we consider extracurricular activities and interests, work experience, special talents and skills, along with recommendations from teachers, counselors, community leaders, and others who know you well.
Fall 2019 First-Year Academic Profile
|Total First-Year Students||3,161|
|Average Rank in High School||Top 7%|
|Average Overall Grade||A-|
|SAT Middle 50%||1420-1530|
|ACT Middle 50%||32-35|
Fall 2019 Transfer Academic Profile
|Total Transfer Students||791|
|Average College GPA||3.66|
Fall 2019 First-Year Student Body Statistics