Boston University

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 11/01
Oldest MCAT considered: 2004
Application fee: $100
Director of admissions: Dr. Robert A. Witzburg
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? YesThis school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics, humanities, demonstration of writing skillsIs a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Earliest date: January 11
-Latest date: August 29

Applicant’s response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Maximum time in weeks: 2 weeks
-Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? No
-Deposit to hold place in class: $500
-Deposit due: May 15
-Deposit refundable prior to: May 15
-Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? Yes
-EDP application period begins: June 1
-EDP application period ends: August 1
-EDP applicants notified by: October 1

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

Applied
Interviewed
Accepted
Enrolled
Total:
10,169
915
527
179
In-state:
693
134
76
27
Out-of-state:
9,476
781
451
152
Women:
5,210
478
290
98
Minorities:
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
International:
492
23
14
9

Acceptance rate: 5.2%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.66

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 10.1
Verbal reasoning: 9.8
Physical sciences: 10.1
Biological: 10.4
Writing: Q

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.):43%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.):20%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.):14%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 5%
Mixed disciplines and other:18%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 43%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 20%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 14%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 5%
Mixed disciplines and other: 18%

Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H.

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: 7 years
Web site for combined college/M.D. program:bu.edu/admissions/discover/medical.html

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
We draw upon a large and highly qualified applicant pool, with more than 90 applicants for every seat in the entering class. Our students represent the full range of geographic, cultural, ethnic, and educational diversity of our pluralistic society. We believe that diversity contributes to the strength of the experience for all of us.