Boston University?

<p>I have a question. I always thought (and I'm sure a lot of average people also agree) that BU was extremely elite and ranked up there with the big boys. However, I am seriously shocked by it's #53 (or somewhere around there) ranking! I was under the impression that it was at least in the top 25.</p>

<p>Is something wrong with the rankings (meaning the people who make them have something against BU), or is this school really just "pretty good", but not elite?</p>

<p>Also, does anyone know generally what kind of GPA they accept for transfer students? Is it around a 3.5?</p>

<p>Thanks everyone...</p>

<p>I was never of the impression that it was elite. It has a 52% acceptance rate and this statistic can be found at <a href=""&gt;;/a>. So its not that hard to get in. I cannot comment though on how they handle transfers because I know nothing about how that school specifically handles it. </p>

<p>Also in my post about Berkeley you said "You are in" is there any reason in in particular to why your so sure?</p>

<p>I never considered it elite at all</p>

<p>They ahve a 52% acceptrance rate which is no where neer elite</p>

<p>Total applicants: 29,356
Total acceptances: 15,191
Total freshman enrollment: 3,961 </p>

<p>Now boston college is a little bit harder to get into with a 31% aceeptacene rate</p>

<p>Total applicants: 22,424
Total acceptances: 6,897
Total freshman enrollment: 2,208</p>

<p>To me niether is elite</p>

<p>Here is a list of if you mean elite schools being very hard to get into then these are the hardest in decending order</p>

<p>Curtis Institute of Music (PA) 3%
Juilliard School (NY) 7%
United States Coast Guard Acad. (CT)* 7%
Harvard University (MA) 10%
Princeton University (NJ) 10%
United States Military Academy (NY)* 10%
United States Naval Academy (MD)* 10%
Columbia University (NY) 11%
Yale University (CT) 11%
Cooper Union (NY) 12%
Stanford University (CA) 13%
College of the Ozarks (MO) 14%
United States Air Force Acad. (CO)* 15%
Livingstone College (NC) 15%
Brown University (RI) 16%
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology</p>

<p>You have a 3.9 man! What do you think?</p>

<p>I would say you are pretty much in at every school in the country.</p>

<p>Im just probbly paranoid. I wouldn't go far as to say every school in the country.</p>

<p>it's not very hard to get into BU. i got accepted there after i graduated high school - and i was a slacker.</p>