The Class of 2023 is the most diverse in Boston College history, with 36 percent of the 2,297 students identifying as AHANA+, according to statistics from a University release. There are 256 first-generation students and 303 Pell Grant recipients in the Class of 2023.
Thirty-three percent of the Class of 2022, 31 percent of the Class of 2021, and 29.6 percent of the Class of 2020 identify as AHANA+.
The University received an all-time high 35,552 applications for the Class of 2023, a 14 percent increase from the previous year, and accepted 9,500 students. This is the second year in a row that BC’s acceptance rate was 27 percent. Yield dropped slightly from last year, from 27 percent to 24 percent.
The average SAT score for the Class of 2023 is 1412 and the average ACT score is 32, which rank in the 94th and 96th percentiles, according to the most recent College Board data. Four in five members of the Class of 2023 were in the top 10 percent of their high school class.
Forty-eight percent of the 1,254 high schools that members of the Class of 2023 attended were public schools, while 26 percent were Catholic or Jesuit schools and 27 percent were other private schools, according to the release.
Director of Undergraduate Admissions Grant Gosselin said in the release that the new students are the most academically gifted class BC has ever enrolled.
The Class of 2023 represents 46 states, with the top five states being Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, California, and Connecticut, according to the release.
More than seven percent of the new class is made up of international students, who came to BC from 40 different countries—China, South Korea, Canada, Italy, and the United Kingdom are the top “feeder” countries, according to the release.
At BC, 66 percent of the Class of 2023 studies in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, 24 percent studies in the Carroll School of Management, five percent studies in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, and five percent studies in the Connell School of Nursing, according to the release.
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