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Boston University (Boston, MA)

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Boston University is ranked 47 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 159 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 81%
Applicants who took ACT 34%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+17%
600-69949%
600+66%

SAT Math Score

700+39%
600-69947%
600+86%

ACT Score

30-3648%
24-2950%
24+98%

Students applied54,190
Students admitted18,701
Admission rate35%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate80%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$47,422
Fees$1,014
Room and board$14,520
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$63,956

Cost after need-based aid$34,102
Cost after non-need-based aid$46,362

Average debt at graduation$39,166

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$60,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met86%
Average need-based aid$29,854
Average non-need-based aid$17,594

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment18,017

Full-Time

Men6,454
Women10,165

Part-Time

Men709
Women689

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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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