Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder, CO)


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University of Colorado Boulder is ranked 68 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 284 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 33%
Applicants who took ACT 79%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+11%
600-69934%
600+45%

SAT Math Score

700+14%
600-69942%
600+56%

ACT Score

30-3629%
24-2954%
24+83%

Students applied34,047
Students admitted26,087
Admission rate77%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate47%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$10,248
Fees$1,838
Room and board$13,998
Estimated book expense$1,800
Total cost$27,884

Cost after need-based aid$16,858
Cost after non-need-based aid$18,679

Average debt at graduation$27,405

Out of State

Tuition$34,382
Fees$1,838
Room and board$13,998
Estimated book expense$1,800
Total cost$52,018

Cost after need-based aid$40,992
Cost after non-need-based aid$42,813

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$48,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met81%
Average need-based aid$11,026
Average non-need-based aid$9,205

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment27,846

Full-Time

Men14,258
Women11,469

Part-Time

Men1,233
Women886

Freshmen retained87%

# - 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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