Tool December 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Boston University (Boston, MA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 71.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 43.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 49.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 22.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 71.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 47.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 42.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 89.00%
ACT score 24-29: 40.00%
ACT score 30-36: 59.00%
ACT score 24+: 99%
Students applied: 57,441
Students admitted: 16,907
Admission rate: 29%
Students per faculty: 10
4-year graduation rate: 81%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 93%
Full-time enrolled men: 6,430
Full-time enrolled women: 10,197
Part-time enrolled men: 631
Part-time enrolled women: 686
Total enrollment: 17,944

COSTS

Tuition: $50,980
Room and board: $15,270
Est. book expense: $1,000
Fees: $1,102
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 85%
Average need-based aid: $33,521
Average non-need-based aid: $19,975
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
1,277
Average aid package: $40,232
Students receiving need-based aid: 5,885
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 33%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
11%
% receiving student loans: 51%