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 2021 was one of the most challenging year to be admitted to Boston College ever to date. For the Class of 2021, 28,500 students applied to Boston College of which 9,200 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 32.3%. Overall applications decreased by 3.3% over last year (2020 to 2021) from 29,486 to 28,500.
For the Class of 2021, 2,900 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 9,000, yielding an early acceptance rate of 32.2%. Early applications increased by 4.7% over last year (2020 to 2021) from 8,600 to 9,000.