|Students who got into BC say:|
Essay (7) |
I dont think there are any secrets to getting into BC. I believe its the same as any other university-grades, test scores, extracurriculars and awards or knowing someone on the admissions board. One slight edge might be if you have a strong background of volunteer activities centered around social justice, poverty, etc bc of the Jesuit influence on campus.
| Political Science|
| Aug 06 2008 | Have decent grades and show leadership in extracurriculars. I thought it was really hard to get in here but some of my friends who weren'to near the top of their class got in through alumni connections.
First and foremost, take the hardest classes possible in high school and get good grades. Next, SATs are crucial...hopefully for many the importance of SATs will diminish but that's unlikely to happen in the near future.
Communications|| Nov 15 2007 |
The MOST IMPORTANT part in your application is simply to show that you fit into the school (and major) you're applying to get into. If you show that your academic, volunteer, and work background can relate to BC (and the school/major within BC you're applying to) then you'll be ahead of many others.
I worked extremely hard in high school. However, BC was one of my target schools and I didn't show the admissions office any attention whatsoever after submitting my application. Which probably means that if you have kind of iffy grades, you might be able to get in if you develop a relationship with admissions.
| Communications|| Oct 22 2007 |