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Class of 2005

The Admission office has released its profile of this year's freshman class, which totals 2,103 students.

Arts and Sciences welcomed 1,484 new faces; the Carroll School of Management, 396; the Lynch School of Education, 160; and the School of Nursing, 63. SAT scores remained stable from last year, with a combined middle range of 1240-1380 out of a possible 1600.

Following a recent BC trend, women constitute a slight majority among freshmen, accounting for 55.3 percent of the Class of 2005. Gender distribution varies across the schools, however: While A&S and CSOM enroll roughly equal numbers of men and women, the majority of students in the schools of nursing and education are female.

Undergraduates in the Class of 2005 hail from 47 states (missing are Arkansas, Nevada, and South Dakota), and from Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the District of Columbia, and 27 foreign nations. AHANA--the association of African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students--welcomes 457 freshmen, or 21.7 percent of the incoming class, a slender proportional increase from last year.

Boston College accepted 33.5 percent of its applicants this year--a slight improvement in selectivity. In line with the national trend, more students than ever (nearly one-third of the Class of 2005) elected to apply as early-decision candidates

Tim Heffernan


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