“I do not expect the decision to affect yield on our admitted students from the top 5 percent of the applicant pool,” Mahoney said in an email.
Total applications fell 1 percent to 28,500.
There are 80 institutions across the country that have joined to form the coalition, but Boston College is not one of them.
This year, the acceptance rate for the incoming freshman class dropped 6 percent.
This past fall, 23,223 prospective students applied for undergraduate admittance to Boston College. Of those who applied, 7,875 were offered admission.