• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 12 comments on A Record 60,000 Apply to BU’s Freshman Class

    1. The graduate school applications are not due yet for many programs — some are due in december but many have application deadlines in late january to mid february

    1. Native Americans make up 0.9% of the population in the United States. It’s gonna be hard for any institution, especially far removed from where the NA populations are concentrated, to recruit students from. Especially a group that already faces many socioeconomic and other challenges.

  1. I am a CAS graduate. My son’s dream was BU and he wanted to do Early Decision but we opted not to because of the financially binding aspect. He has a 3.7, SATs 1280, Eagle Scout, Asst. Scoutmaster, 3 sports/year, show choir, leadership in all those (captain and president for 2 years), volunteers regularly, Amnesty International, and attended the International Youth UN Conference last summer. He found out he was rejected from BU on Saturday and I have never been more disappointed in my alma mater. I understand the increase in applications but my son’s resume speaks volumes about his character and self-motivation. It concerns me that BU is more motivated by numbers than the character of the students they are accepting on campus.

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