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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: 42%
Applicants who took ACT: 74%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 34%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 8%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 42%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 40%
SAT I Math score 700+: 13%
SAT I Math score 600+: 53%
ACT score 24-29: 53%
ACT score 30-36: 26%
ACT score 24+: 79%
Students applied: 28,845
Students admitted: 24,276
Admission rate: 84%
Students per faculty: 18
4-year graduation rate: 46%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 26,426
Full-time enrolled men: 13,436
Full-time enrolled women: 10,809
Part-time enrolled men: 1,296
Part-time enrolled women: 885
Freshmen retained: 84%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $9,312
Fees (in state): $1,779
Tuition (out of state): $32,346
Fees (out of state): $1,779
Room and board: $13,194
Est. book expense: $1,800
Total cost (in state): $26,085
Total cost (out of state): $49,119
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$15,705
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$16,066
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$38,739
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$39,100
Average debt at graduation: $25,126

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 80%
Average need-based aid: $10,380
Average non-need-based aid: $10,019

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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