Tool December 2016

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Boston University (Boston, MA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 77.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 38.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 50.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 17.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 67.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 48.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 37.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 85.00%
ACT score 24-29: 48.00%
ACT score 30-36: 50.00%
ACT score 24+: 98%
Students applied: 54,781
Students admitted: 17,871
Admission rate: 33%
Students per faculty: 12
4-year graduation rate: 79.6%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 93%
Full-time enrolled men: 6,474
Full-time enrolled women: 10,111
Part-time enrolled men: 646
Part-time enrolled women: 701
Total enrollment: 17,932

COSTS

Tuition: $49,176
Room and board: $14,870
Est. book expense: $1,000
Fees: $1,064
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 88%
Average need-based aid: $32,397
Average non-need-based aid: $17,925
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
1,266
Average aid package: $38,952
Students receiving need-based aid: 5,869
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 33%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
10%
% receiving student loans: 53%