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ED/RD for Boston University?

gummybearygummybeary Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
Hi everyone! I'm a junior right now, and I'm beginning my college application process. Boston University has been my #1 school since freshman year, and I intend on applying as a Comparative Literature major, but I'm not sure if I should go ED or RD.

1) Would applying ED considerably help/hurt my chances of admission, or would my chances not be changed by much? I know ED helps a LOT at some schools such as Northwestern; where would Boston fall on the spectrum?

2) What is BU's financial aid/scholarship situation like for early applicants? Not too many people from my school have applied to BU in the past so I don't really have any frame of reference when discussing ED with my parents/counselor. Finances are definitely a conversation to have with my parents but any information would help us with coming to a decision.

My GPA is on the average side of BU's acceptance pool, but my SAT is a bit higher than its middle 50% range.

Here's my info:
GPA: 3.65/4.0 Unweighted
SAT: 1480 (740 in both sections)
SAT2 Chinese: 730
AP Spanish: 5
AP Lang: 5
AP Euro: 4

Demonstrated interest: Attended every BU info session at my school and in my area from freshman-junior year, flew to Boston and visited campus in sophomore year, emailed admission rep a couple times.

Key Club Vice President, Model UN Treasurer, Gallery Presenter at local Museum
Violinist of 10 years, state recognition

Any insights you may have about BU and BU's admissions would be greatly appreciated!! :')

Replies to: ED/RD for Boston University?

  • saumyagoyalsaumyagoyal Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    ED will never hurt your chances .BU is known for its poor financial aid and if finances are a huge concern then RD will be a better choice
    but as seen in the last two years BU is getting even more competitive so ED will surely give you an edge above the others.
  • gummybearygummybeary Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
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