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What's the average profile of those accepted to Boston College during the regular decision round?

Hello! As I'm starting to prep my college list, Boston College really stands out to me. Could someone shed light on the average GPA, SAT/ACT scores, or types of extracurriculars for students admitted in the regular decision round? Any bits of wisdom about what BC might be particularly impressed by would be super helpful.

8 months ago

Hi! It's great to hear that you’re considering Boston College—it’s a wonderful institution. Generally speaking, successful candidates at BC tend to possess strong academic records; think GPAs typically above a 3.5 (unweighted), with rigorous course loads including AP or IB classes, if available. SAT and ACT scores usually fall into the higher ranges, often with SAT scores above 1400 and ACT scores above 30, although this can vary.

As for extracurriculars, BC, like many schools, values depth over breadth. Students admitted usually show commitment to a few areas where they have developed leadership and expertise over time. It might be in athletics, community service, the arts, or something completely unique—what’s important is the impact you’ve had in those areas.

If you have a particular talent or interest that sets you apart, definitely highlight that in your application. While BC is competitive, they value a diverse student body, and showing how you'd contribute to that can only help your application. Keep in mind that BC has gone test-optional for the upcoming admissions cycles, so standardized test scores are not mandatory, but they can bolster a strong application if your scores are within or above the stated ranges.

8 months ago

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