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Meet the class of 2023. Chance me 2024.

privatebankerprivatebanker 5587 replies80 threads Senior Member
“Boston College has enrolled the most talented and diverse class in its 156-year history, thanks to the 2,297 undergraduates officially registered in the Class of 2023.

Accepted from a total of 35,552 applicants—the highest number in University history—the first-year class comes from 45 states and 41 countries, with a record 36 percent AHANA enrollment. More than seven percent are international students.

They are also the most academically gifted class, with an average SAT score of 1412 and ACT score of 32. On average, their unweighted GPA was an A/A-, and more than 80 percent were in the top 10 percent of their high school class. A total of 303 are Pell Grant recipients (demonstrating high financial need), and 256 are first-generation students. Fifty-three percent are female.

“The Class of 2023 is a remarkably diverse and talented group of young women and men from around the world,” said Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley. “I am enjoying teaching 17 of them in my class, but the entire University community has been enriched by their arrival on campus.”

Director of Undergraduate Admission Grant Gosselin described the freshman class as “the most gifted ever assembled on the Heights,” as well as the most diverse.

“As Boston College's reach continues to grow, our students reflect this growing diversity, as evidenced by our record AHANA enrollment and the fact that nearly 70 percent of the class comes from outside of New England,” said Gosselin.

“In recruiting this class,” he added, “the students routinely mentioned their admiration of Boston College's long-standing commitment to educational excellence and social justice, while also expressing enthusiasm about the myriad opportunities that are unfolding at BC every day. From the announcement of the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, to newly created majors and minors, to the opening of the Margot Connell Recreation Center, the energy and excitement unfolding at Boston College is clearly being noticed by the world's top high school students.”

“The Class of 2023 is a remarkably diverse and talented group of young women and men from around the world. The entire University community has been enriched by their arrival on campus.”
PROVOST AND DEAN OF FACULTIES DAVID QUIGLEY
In total, the Class of 2023 comes to the Heights from 1,254 high schools, 48 percent of which are public schools, 26 percent Catholic/Jesuit, and 27 percent private/independent.

Geographically, 32 percent of students in the class are from New England, 31 percent from Mid-Atlantic states, eight percent from the Midwest, nine percent from the South/Southwest, and 12 percent from the West. The top five feeder states are Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, California, and Connecticut, while the top five countries are China, South Korea, Canada, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Here at Boston College, 66 percent of the class is enrolled in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences; 24 percent in the Carroll School of Management; five percent in the Connell School of Nursing; and five percent in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development.

“In addition to their keen intellect and the varied co-curricular talents they bring to campus, these students have demonstrated a desire and commitment to use their education to make a positive impact on the world,” said Gosselin.

“We are delighted to have them on campus, and look forward to their many contributions to the BC community in the years to come.”

Jack Dunn | University Communications | October 2019
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5587 replies80 threads Senior Member
    Middle 50 percent appliedACT 30-34

    Middle 50 percent admitted 33-35

    Middle 50 percent attending 32-34

    80 percent top 10 percent of class

    UW gpa 3.85 to 4.0 average.

    Good luck to all.

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  • T20hopeful2023T20hopeful2023 113 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Of the enrolled students, did they say how many were EA vs RD?
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  • PeaNuT0TPeaNuT0T 7 replies3 threads New Member
    edited October 14
    Chance me, please. Thank you. COSM.
    SAT1: 1370 (600 on Reading&Writing; 770 on Math) with Essay (4 4 5)
    SAT2: Math II(790) and still trying to get a good score on Physics
    TOEFL: 107
    APs: APUSH(3); AP Physics(3); AP World History(3); AP Calc BC(4; with AB sub-score 4); AP CSA(4)
    GPA: 96 out of 100 (Weighted)
    Rank: N/A
    Demographics: Asian, Male, Medium-High Income (attending a private school)

    Activities: 3 years Robotics Team Leader & 3 years MUN Secretary; 1 year Student Service Organization Rep; 1 year Track & Fields
    Summer Experience: Environmental Protection project; Voluntarily taught at a primary school in rural areas of China; Internship at a high tech company.

    Honors: Athletic Award; CS National Honors Society; National Honor Society; AP Scholar Award.

    Vigorous Courses of 12th Grade: Multivariable Calculus; Linear Algebra; Advanced Math; AP Physics C; AP Macro/Micro Econ; Advanced CS

    Disadvantages: Low standardized test scores; Asian male.
    edited October 14
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  • bluebayoubluebayou 26944 replies175 threads Senior Member
    PeanutOT:

    you took the TOEFL...are you an international? NY resident?



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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5587 replies80 threads Senior Member
    @T20hopeful2023

    The numbers last year were 15500 ish ea applications and 20000 rd. The Ea acceptance rate was 28 percent. Mean act 34. Mean sat 1477.

    The overall acceptance rate was 26.8 overall. So that info along with the larger group of applicants suggests a sub 26 percent admit rate rd.

    My strong belief is there is a consistency within the pool of students applying to the big three Catholics. There are not as many apply just for the heck of it. That the quality of applicant doesn’t drop off much and means the admit rates may not speak to how strong the competition is in reality.

    You see it in the results threads.
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  • bluebayoubluebayou 26944 replies175 threads Senior Member
    Of the enrolled students, did they say how many were EA vs RD?

    The historical goal had been about a third of the class thru EA, but last year's goal was ~40%. Have not read what the final tally turned out to be.
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  • PeaNuT0TPeaNuT0T 7 replies3 threads New Member
    International
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  • nicolecampbnicolecampb 3 replies0 threads New Member
    Chance me, please. CSOM
    SAT: 730 (Reading), 700 (Math), with Writing (6 6 7)
    ACT: 34 Comp. - 36 (English), 31 (Math), 34 (Reading), 33 (Science), with Writing (10)
    APs: APWH (4), APUSH (4), AP Lang (4), AP Spanish Lang (4), AP Bio (3)
    GPA: 3.95 UW
    Rank: N/A
    Demographics: Half Asian half White female from middle-high income family (attended public school in very affluent area in Washington state, nationally ranked high school and district)

    Activities: Yearbook Editor senior year, 2 years JV soccer 2 years varsity, 12 years of club soccer at a high level, 4 years varsity track and field, 2 years in Cooking for the Homeless Club, 2 years in Finance Club, 12 years of piano, Micro Soccer coach for 2 years.
    Summer: Volunteering for the Boys and Girls Club, Study abroad in Spain summer before junior year.

    Honors: Wolverine Guard (award at my school for 100+ hours of community service)_ sophomore and junior year, AP Scholar with Distinction

    Senior year classes: AP Gov, Business Calculus, AP Literature, AP Environmental Sciences, Academic Coaching for sophomore English, Yearbook

    Advantages: High ACT, pretty good GPA (my school is really hard and known for being very rigorous for a public school), variety of ECs, geographically diverse ??
    Disadvantages: Asian, not a lot of business oriented activities, no AP math

    Thank you!
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  • CaviteeCavitee 153 replies12 threads Junior Member
    My daughter (not Asian) got into CSOM last year with essentially identical stats and no business ECs but she was taking AP Calc - hadn’t taken the AP test yet (spring Senior year.) A classmate of hers (Indian male) also got in with significantly lower stats but tons of business experience.
    Neither opted to attend CSOM but both really liked the program (one at UVA and one at UNC)
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  • wisteria100wisteria100 4246 replies47 threads Senior Member
    I’m kind of surprised the avg SAT for enrolled students is 1412. Thought it would be higher, given the avg SAT for admitted kids in EA was 1480. Seems like a big drop. Will be interesting to see what their strategy is for ED admits this year.
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5587 replies80 threads Senior Member
    edited December 7
    @wisteria100 No it’s generally a bit lower at most schools. And the effects of preference groups for high end d 1 sports on mid size schools is more pronounced. The lower scores are a higher percentage the enrolled vs the admitted of the pool.
    edited December 7
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  • IfthenIfthen 1 replies1 threads New Member
    @wisteria100 EA kids applied for BC as their safety school with their IVY ED. That's how they got higher avg 1480.
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5587 replies80 threads Senior Member
    edited December 7
    @ifthen So they pretty much all ended up out of luck and had to go somewhere else. Why so bitter?

    A couple thousand end up at some Ivy League school. What about the other 33k applicants to bc last year. They had to go somewhere good.

    And you used your first post ever on CC to write that. Cmon there’s lot more you can do to help these students on this site or yourself.
    edited December 7
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  • privatebankerprivatebanker 5587 replies80 threads Senior Member

    FYI.

    Boston College 2018-2019
    official fact book. (As an aside, I find these incredibly useful for all schools. Prof compensation and make up. Prestigious awards. Majors. Applicants by state. Finances. Etc.)

    34 competitor schools of admitted freshmen - class of 2021

    Top 12 Cross Applications

    Georgetown University
    Villanova University
    University of Notre Dame
    Harvard
    Virginia
    U Pennsylvania
    Northeastern University
    Cornell
    Fordham
    NYU
    Brown
    Boston University


    Top 12 Cross Admissions

    Notre Dame
    Villanova University
    Northeastern University
    Boston University
    Fordham University
    University of Virginia
    University of Pennsylvania
    Boston University
    Massachusetts Amherst
    USC
    University of Virginia
    New York University
    William and Mary


    Note: Competitor schools for “Top 12 Cross Applications” are determined by the number of admitted students applying to the listed colleges. Competitor schools for “Top 12 Cross Admissions” are determined by the number of admitted students admitted to the listed colleges. Neither table includes students of competitor schools who were not admitted.

    Top states for applicants. Mass NY California
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