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Best Values in Colleges

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University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder, CO)


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University of Colorado Boulder is ranked 90 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 291 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 42%
Applicants who took ACT 74%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+8%
600-69934%
600+42%

SAT Math Score

700+13%
600-69940%
600+53%

ACT Score

30-3626%
24-2953%
24+79%

Students applied28,845
Students admitted24,276
Admission rate84%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate46%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$9,312
Fees$1,779
Room and board$13,194
Estimated book expense$1,800
Total cost$26,085

Cost after need-based aid$15,705
Cost after non-need-based aid$16,066

Average debt at graduation$25,126

Out of State

Tuition$32,346
Fees$1,779
Room and board$13,194
Estimated book expense$1,800
Total cost$49,119

Cost after need-based aid$38,739
Cost after non-need-based aid$39,100

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$48,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met80%
Average need-based aid$10,380
Average non-need-based aid$10,019

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment26,426

Full-Time

Men13,436
Women10,809

Part-Time

Men1,296
Women885

Freshmen retained84%

# - 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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