50-50 Profile: Boston University - Do It Yourself College Rankings

50-50 Profile: Boston University

Boston University-Private
Boston, Massachusetts
32,439 (18,140 undergraduates)
DIY CR Ref: Does College Size Matter?

50-50 Facts
2012-13 Accepted: 49%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 79%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 83%
DIY CR Ref: What’s Wrong with Looking at Graduation Rates?

Finances
2012-13 Total Expenses: $59,100
Average Net Price 10-11: $29,899
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 9%
Net Price Calculator
DIY CR Ref: The First Step to Avoid College Debt

75th Percentile Test Scores
SAT Critical Reading: 670
SAT Math: 700
ACT: 30
DIY CR Ref: College Scholarships: Where to Look

Common Data Set
Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 13%
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 33%
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 92%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 6.3%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $22,043

Class Schedule: Yes
Shows Class Capacity: Only shows open seats
DIY CR Ref: Student to Faculty Ratios: Should they be part of your college rankings?

Items of Interest
Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Center for Science and Medical Journalism
Center for Nanoscience and Nanobioltechnology
International History Institute
Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling
Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology, and Policy