Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)


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Boston College is ranked 20 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 47 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 67%
Applicants who took ACT 49%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+34%
600-69953%
600+87%

SAT Math Score

700+48%
600-69941%
600+89%

ACT Score

30-3681%
24-2916%
24+98%

Students applied29,486
Students admitted8,405
Admission rate29%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate89%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$50,480
Fees$816
Room and board$13,818
Estimated book expense$1,250
Total cost$66,364

Cost after need-based aid$29,609
Cost after non-need-based aid$46,719

Average debt at graduation$20,849

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$66,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$36,755
Average non-need-based aid$19,645

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment9,192

Full-Time

Men4,297
Women4,895

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained95%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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