Class Profile

Boston University students come from all walks of life and every corner of the globe. There is no single type of student at BU as our community includes students with a wide variety of life experiences and from different backgrounds. Diversity in every sense of the word is part of our DNA and it is the richness of our student’s experiences and backgrounds that make BU such a vibrant and dynamic campus community. Learn more about the first-year students that applied to and enrolled at BU for the fall of 2022.

Check Out Our Applicants

Tens of thousands of high school students sought admission to Boston University for fall 2022. They applied from across the world and from every state in the country.

6,309

Early Decision Applicants

74,487

Regular Decision Applicants

80,796

Total Applicants

44 %

of applicants submitted test scores

The applicant pool includes students from 168 Countries, 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Meet the BU Class of 2026

Our incoming first-year students rank in the top of their class, many are first in their families to attend college, and their backgrounds and experiences add a rich diversity to our already vibrant campus community.

3.8 - 4.0

Mid 50% GPA range

3,634 total enrolled
42%

Early Decision

58%

Regular Decision

3,634

Total Enrolled

42 %

Applied Early Decision

58 %

Applied Regular Decision

top 10%

84% rank in the top 10% of their high school class

42%

enrolled students submitted test scores

19%

First-generation college students

19%

of enrolled students are Pell-Grant recipients

The class includes students from 79 countries, 47 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

23% of the students in the Class of 2026 are international.

1
Canada4.5%
2
Europe7.5%
3
Latin American/Caribbean 4.4%
4
Oceania0.7%
5
Central Asia 16.7%
6
South East Asia/ East Asia 61.9%
7
North Africa/ Middle East 3.7%
9
Sub-Saharan Africa 0.5%
23%
11.6%
19.2%
7.9%
0.1%
30%
4.2%
3.9%

Graph is representative and not to scale.

1
International 23%
2
Hispanic/Latinx 11.6%
3
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
4
Asian American 20.3%
5
African American or Black 8%
6
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
7
White 30%
8
Two or More Races 4.3%
9
Not Reported 3.5%
students at bu laughing together

56% of our enrolled domestic students are students of color

Our students are much more than a set of numbers. Meet a few standouts here.

Natalia Sawicka
Meet Natalia
David Tamen
Meet David
Matthew Garcia
Meet Matthew
Salina Manua
Meet Salina