The Ivy Coach Daily

March 2, 2024

Boston College Waitlist Acceptance Rate

An aerial view of Boston College, featuring a tree-lined lawn in the foreground and a gothic building in the background.
Boston College does not always publish its waitlist admissions statistics (photo credit: BCLicious)

If you were waitlisted to Boston College, you’re likely wondering if you have a genuine shot of earning admission to the incoming class out of limbo. So let’s examine BC’s recent waitlist acceptance history!

BC Waitlist Acceptance Rates and Statistics

Below are BC’s waitlist acceptance statistics over the last few years — from the Class of 2026 through the Class of 2022. If no data is reported for a year, it’s because BC chose not to include its waitlist statistics in the school’s release to The Common Data Set.

Boston College Class YearNumber of Students Waitlisted to Boston CollegeNumber of Students Who Chose to Join Boston College WaitlistNumber of Students Accepted Off Boston College WaitlistBoston College Waitlist Acceptance Rate
BC Class of 2027Not Yet PublishedNot Yet PublishedNot Yet PublishedNot Yet Published
BC Class of 202613,0408,019130.16%
BC Class of 2025Not PublishedNot PublishedNot PublishedNot Published
BC Class of 2024Not PublishedNot PublishedNot PublishedNot Published
BC Class of 20237,5662,9532739.24%
BC Class of 20226,4773,791160.42%

Your Chances of Admission to BC After Being Waitlisted

While BC regularly turns to its waitlist, the school does not always reach deep down its waitlist. In recent years, in years in which the school has published waitlist data, BC has admitted a high of 273 waitlisted applicants and a low of 13 applicants.

On average, around 3.27% of waitlisted applicants — or 100.7 students — to BC earned admission for the years the school chose to release data.

Your Chances of Admission to BC After Being Waitlisted with Ivy Coach’s Help

Over the last 30 years, around 40% of students who first approach Ivy Coach after being placed on BC’s waitlist have earned admission to the incoming class with our assistance.

So what does our waitlist assistance include? It’s a two-step process that goes as follows:

  1. Complete Ivy Coach’s PostMortem application review. We need to understand how a student positioned their case for admission. After all, how a student positions their case for admission after being waitlisted can’t be out of left field. An art history student can’t suddenly be a chemistry student. During this session, we’ll point out what went right and wrong and what needs to change if the student hopes to earn a seat in the incoming class. It’s not to Monday morning quarterback. It’s to discern how a student should present to BC’s admissions office moving forward.
  2. Submit a powerful Letter of Continued Interest. Most students correctly know that doing nothing is an unlikely strategy to earn admission off BC’s waitlist. Yet submitting just any kind of letter to the admissions office does not suffice. Most students are inclined to brag and update BC on all they’ve achieved in the few months since submitting their applications. But that will only render them unlikable. Our students’ letters in a word are weird. They’re love letters to BC that showcase how a student will contribute a singular hook — rather than well-roundedness — to the institution.

Getting Started with Ivy Coach on BC Waitlist

If you’re interested in optimizing your case for admission to Boston College, fill out Ivy Coach’s consultation form and indicate that you’ve been waitlisted to BC. We’ll then be in touch to delineate our go-forward waitlist services.

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