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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder, CO)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 38%
Applicants who took ACT: 77%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 36%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 9%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 45%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 40%
SAT I Math score 700+: 14%
SAT I Math score 600+: 54%
ACT score 24-29: 54%
ACT score 30-36: 27%
ACT score 24+: 81%
Students applied: 31,326
Students admitted: 24,941
Admission rate: 80%
Students per faculty: 18
4-year graduation rate: 47%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 27,010
Full-time enrolled men: 13,675
Full-time enrolled women: 11,231
Part-time enrolled men: 1,269
Part-time enrolled women: 835
Freshmen retained: 86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $9,768
Fees (in state): $1,763
Tuition (out of state): $33,316
Fees (out of state): $1,763
Room and board: $13,590
Est. book expense: $1,800
Total cost (in state): $26,921
Total cost (out of state): $50,469
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$16,673
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$18,163
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$40,221
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$41,711
Average debt at graduation: $25,605

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 79%
Average need-based aid: $10,248
Average non-need-based aid: $8,758

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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