Tool December 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 61.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 52.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 50.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 34.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 84.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 44.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 45.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 89.00%
ACT score 24-29: 15.00%
ACT score 30-36: 83.00%
ACT score 24+: 98%
Students applied: 28,956
Students admitted: 9,017
Admission rate: 31%
Students per faculty: 12
4-year graduation rate: 89%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 95%
Full-time enrolled men: 4,308
Full-time enrolled women: 5,001
Part-time enrolled men: 0
Part-time enrolled women: 0
Total enrollment: 9,309

COSTS

Tuition: $52,500
Room and board: $14,142
Est. book expense: $1,250
Fees: $846
Total cost: $68,738
Cost after need-based aid: $31,022
Cost after non-need-based aid: $47,104
Average debt at graduation: $20,481

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $37,716
Average non-need-based aid: $21,634
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
212
Average aid package: $41,056
Students receiving need-based aid: 3,705
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 40%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
4%
% receiving student loans: 50%