Boston University (Boston, MA) – Best Values in Colleges
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Overall Ranking: 163
Private Colleges Ranking: 49

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Freshmen who submitted SAT 63%
Freshmen who submitted ACT 52%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+38%
600-69954%
600+92%

SAT Math Score

700+55%
600-69938%
600+93%

ACT Score

30-3664%
24-2935%
24+99%

Students applied60,825
Students admitted15,273
Admission rate25%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate82%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$52,816
Fees$—
Room and board$15,720
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$70,668

Cost after need-based aid$34,613
Cost after non-need-based aid$49,913

Average debt at graduation$40,089

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$65,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met84%
Average need-based aid$36,055
Average non-need-based aid$20,755

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment18,080

Full-Time

Men6,601
Women10,238

Part-Time

Men616
Women625

Freshmen retained93%


# - 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.
† - Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
‡ - Number of students who received non-need-based aid is less than 0.5%.
§ - For non-Mormons; $14,096 for Mormons.
* - All admitted students received a four-year tuition scholarship of $39,400 for the 2018-19 academic year.
& - Includes fees, room and board and estimated book expense.
NA - Not available.
NR – Not ranked.

SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2019 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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