Boston College is a highly competitive school and its admissions statistics make Boston College one of the 50 most competitive schools for undergraduate admissions globally. Similar to the trends across all top schools, Boston College acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2020 was one of the most challenging year to be admitted to Boston College ever to date. For the Class of 2020, 29,486 students applied to Boston College of which 8,551 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 29%. Overall applications increased by 0.3% over last year (2019 to 2020) from 29,400 to 29,486.
For the Class of 2020, 2,700 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 8,600, yielding an early acceptance rate of 31.4%.