Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder, CO)


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University of Colorado Boulder is ranked 47 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 283 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

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

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+9%
600-69936%
600+45%

SAT Math Score

700+14%
600-69940%
600+54%

ACT Score

30-3627%
24-2954%
24+81%

Students applied31,326
Students admitted24,941
Admission rate80%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate47%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$9,768
Fees$1,763
Room and board$13,590
Estimated book expense$1,800
Total cost$26,921

Cost after need-based aid$16,673
Cost after non-need-based aid$18,163

Average debt at graduation$25,605

Out of State

Tuition$33,316
Fees$1,763
Room and board$13,590
Estimated book expense$1,800
Total cost$50,469

Cost after need-based aid$40,221
Cost after non-need-based aid$41,711

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$47,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met79%
Average need-based aid$10,248
Average non-need-based aid$8,758

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment27,010

Full-Time

Men13,675
Women11,231

Part-Time

Men1,269
Women835

Freshmen retained86%

# - 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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