As a top-tier law school, BU Law is highly selective and considers many criteria in the admissions process. Test scores and undergraduate GPAs are important components of an application, but numbers alone never determine an admissions decision. Every application is read holistically in an effort to admit a class of great accomplishment, diversity, and professional potential. We take into account a variety of factors that may be evident not only in your previous academic record, but also in your letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume, and other materials.
We consider your demonstrated leadership ability, clearly articulated motivations for the study of law, economic and social obstacles overcome, and outstanding non-academic accomplishments, interests, and passions. If you have been out of school for some time, notable achievement in another field can have a positive impact on your chances for admission.
Ultimately, there is no archetypical BU Law student. This law school has been open to all applicants on the basis of ability since the day it opened its doors. Students are encouraged to be themselves at BU Law, and the result is an intelligent, dynamic, and eclectic community.