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SAT scores needed to get into Boston College

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Boston College is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1415

The average composite SAT score for admitted Boston College freshman is 1415 out of 1600. BC students have the 50th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1415 is in the 96th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1330 to 1500

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1330 to 1500. The 75th percentile score is 1500 while the 25th percentile score is 1330.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by BC but we estimate it to be around a 1240 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 720

The average score for BC students on the math portion of the SAT is 720 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 670 and the 75th percentile score 770.

Average SAT Reading Score 695

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 660 to 730 and the average score for Boston College students is 695.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

67 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Boston College

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Boston College based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 26.4%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.86.

Can I get into BC with a 1500 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1500 or higher is very competitive at BC and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an above average chance of acceptance, around 40% or higher but admission is competitive.

Can I get into BC with a 1420 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1420 to 1490 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 27% to 38%.

Can I get into BC with a 1330 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1330 to 1410 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 16% to 25% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into BC with a 1240 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1240 to 1320 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 15% chance of admission to BC. SAT scores below 1240 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to Boston College by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 59%
1590 57%
1580 55%
1570 53%
1560 51%
1550 49%
1540 47%
1530 46%
1520 44%
1510 42%
1500 40%
1490 38%
1480 36%
1470 35%
1460 33%
1450 31%
1440 30%
1430 28%
1420 27%
1410 25%
1400 24%
1390 23%
1380 21%
1370 20%
1360 19%
1350 18%
1340 17%
1330 16%
1320 15%
1310 14%
1300 13%
1290 12%
1280 11%
1270 11%
1260 10%
1250 9%
1240 9%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164924 IPEDS survey data for Boston College.