Tool December 2016

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 67.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 49.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 52.64%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 34.01%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 86.65%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 40.96%
SAT I Math score 700+: 47.98%
SAT I Math score 600+: 88.94%
ACT score 24-29: 16.40%
ACT score 30-36: 81.14%
ACT score 24+: 97.54%
Students applied: 29,486
Students admitted: 8,405
Admission rate: 29%
Students per faculty: 12
4-year graduation rate: 88.9%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 95%
Full-time enrolled men: 4,297
Full-time enrolled women: 4,895
Part-time enrolled men: 0
Part-time enrolled women: 0
Total enrollment: 9,192

COSTS

Tuition: $50,480
Room and board: $13,818
Est. book expense: $1,250
Fees: $816
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $36,755
Average non-need-based aid: $19,645
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
196
Average aid package: $39,942
Students receiving need-based aid: 3,720
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 40%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
4%
% receiving student loans: 49%