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Boston University - GPA and Test Scores for Admission

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Boston University - GPA and Test Scores for Admission
Boston University - GPA and Test Score Data for Admission

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Boston University accepts a little over half of its applicants. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students, and you can see that most students who got into BU had averages of B+ or higher, SAT scores (CR+M+W) above 1800, and ACT composite scores above 25. Students with "A" averages and SAT scores above 2100 are most likely to be admitted, and there are very few red dots (rejected students) in the upper right corner of the graph. However, there's a lot of red hidden behind the blue in the middle part of the graph. Some students who have grades and standardized test scores that are on target for Boston University will still get rejection letters.

Admission to BU is about much more than the numerical data presented on this chart. The strongest applications will also have a winning essay, strong letters of recommendation, and interesting extracurricular activities. Boston University, like most of the country's selective universities, has holistic admissions. The admissions folks are looking for students who will enrich the campus community. Students who have some kind of remarkable talent or have a compelling story to tell will get a close look even if grades and test scores aren't quite up to the ideal.

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