The Supreme Court of the United States ruled to ban affirmative action in college admissions on Tuesday afternoon, voting 6–2 against Harvard University and 6–3 against the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in a landmark decision.
Boston College admitted 15 percent of 36,525 applicants to the Class of 2027, according to a University release.
This past Thursday, Boston College released its admission decisions for regular decision applicants for the Class of 2027. Now, with the May 1 college decision deadline fast approaching, it is up to us to convince the new generation of admitted students to join us on the Heights.
BC Omits Its Consideration of Legacy Admissions From Common Data Set, Unlike Many Neighbor Institutions
Like many of its peer institutions, Boston College considers “legacy status” in first-year admissions, according to Grant Gosselin, director of undergraduate admission. But, BC is the only university in the Greater Boston area, however, to omit its consideration of students’ alumni relations—granted to students with family who have attended or currently are attending the University—in its 2021–2022 Common Data Set.
Boston College accepted 16 percent of a record-high 40,477 applicants for the Class of 2026, according to a University release.
Small groups of admitted students are being welcomed back on campus for in-person tours during the month of April—it’s the first time prospective students have been allowed to participate in on-campus programming since Boston College first closed in March 2020.
This reflects a significant increase in the University’s admission selectivity from last year’s 24 percent acceptance rate.
BC also received high rankings at the graduate and professional levels, ranking second for finance and 17th for law.
As college applications for the next academic year draw to a close, Boston College has announced new plans to increase its veteran enrollment in the coming years. The University has partnered with Service to School’s VetLink Program, which connects student veterans to a network of partner colleges and universities across the country. Service to School,…