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The News from Boston

I attended a webinar with admissions directors from Tufts, Northeastern and Boston University this week. Here are some highlights about the class of 2027:


J.T. Duck of Tufts reported:

  • Over 34,000 apps (50% increase from before pandemic); admitted 9.5%

  • Half the class was admitted ED

  • Tufts is overenrolled, and offering new options, including semester in Peru or the US Southwest in 2023; Peru and Thailand in 2024-check box on application if interested

  • New essay questions to come (I’ll find out early if I can)

  • Will go to the waitlist for 24 students at most


Ebony Clinton Brown of Northeastern had lots of updates about growth:

  • Two new campuses in Oakland California and London means 9 flexible options

  • 96,000 applications from 117 countries/12% increase in ED applications

  • 6% admit rate to Boston fall semester/ 20% for NUin programs

  • 40% submitted test scores/20% apply exploratory

  • Letters of Recommendation matter for test-optonal applicants

  • They are done with the waitlist

Pat McNally of Boston University had more news:

  • Over 80,500 applications; admitted10.7%

  • 55% of class applied ED (up 9% from 2022) /53% sent test scores; 25% international

  • Had to set limit for Computer Science in the School of Arts &Sciences

  • Questrom and Engineering are very competitive with highest level courses required

  • Letters of Recommendation and the “What Excites You?” essay are very important

  • Not focused on major; over ⅓ of applicants are undecided


This news made me even happier for my students who are off to Northeastern and BU this fall! Contact me for answers to your questions and more details.








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