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 school is important. And yes, test scores matter.
But we’re also looking for students who will create a unique, diverse community at BU. Those who are doers—volunteers, entrepreneurs, and artists. 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 Academic Profile
|Average Rank in High School||Top 7%|
|Average Overall Grade||A-|
|SAT Middle 50%||1420-1530|
|ACT Middle 50%||32-35|
Fall 2018 First-Year Student Body Statistics