Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Boston University (Boston, MA)

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Boston University is ranked 50 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 157 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 77%
Applicants who took ACT 38%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+17%
600-69950%
600+67%

SAT Math Score

700+37%
600-69948%
600+85%

ACT Score

30-3650%
24-2948%
24+98%

Students applied54,781
Students admitted17,871
Admission rate33%

Students per faculty12

4-year graduation rate80%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$49,176
Fees$1,064
Room and board$14,870
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$66,110

Cost after need-based aid$33,713
Cost after non-need-based aid$48,185

Average debt at graduation$40,365

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$59,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met88%
Average need-based aid$32,397
Average non-need-based aid$17,925

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment17,932

Full-Time

Men6,474
Women10,111

Part-Time

Men646
Women701

Freshmen retained93%

# - 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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