Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Boston University (Boston, MA)

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Boston University is ranked 38 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 123 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 71%
Applicants who took ACT 43%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+22%
600-69949%
600+71%

SAT Math Score

700+42%
600-69947%
600+89%

ACT Score

30-3659%
24-2940%
24+99%

Students applied57,441
Students admitted16,907
Admission rate29%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate81%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$50,980
Fees$1,102
Room and board$15,270
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$68,352

Cost after need-based aid$34,831
Cost after non-need-based aid$48,377

Average debt at graduation$41,098

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$62,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met85%
Average need-based aid$33,521
Average non-need-based aid$19,975

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment17,944

Full-Time

Men6,430
Women10,197

Part-Time

Men631
Women686

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.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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