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January 23, 2019

Boston College Class of 2023 Early Action Admission Statistics

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It was a record Early Action cycle at BC this year (photo credit: BCLicious).

Boston College changed its Early admissions policy this year. Previously, BC did not allow students to apply Early Action to the university if they planned to submit binding Early Decision applications to other schools. The lifting of this policy led to a surge in Early Action applications to BC’s Class of 2023. In all, 15,682 students applied Early Action to BC this Early Action cycle — up 50% from last year’s pool of 10,350 applicants. The Early Action admit rate dropped from 31% to 28%. The total applicant pool — Early Action and Regular Decision combined — also set a new benchmark for the university; total applications reached over 35,000 applications.

Breakdown of BC’s Early Action Admits to the Class of 2023

As reports Jack Miller for “The Heights” in a piece entitled “Changed Admissions Policy Leads to Surge in Applications,” “Represented among accepted students are all 50 states, three of five U.S. territories, and 49 countries. AHANA+ applicants make up 35 percent of accepted students, a jump of four percent from last year’s early admission yield. Admitted students averaged a 34 on the ACT and a 1477 on the SAT. Last year, Early Action admits averaged a 33 and 1453, respectively. In 2016—the first wave of applicants who took the new, 1600-point SAT—the average scores were 33 and 1425. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is aiming for a freshman class size of 2,300, with 40 percent—920 students—coming from Early Action offers.”

Congratulations to all students who earned admission this Early Action round to Boston College!

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