At a Glance

Overview
  • Founded
  • 1839
  • Tuition & Fees (In-State)
  • $50,240
  • Selectivity
  • More Selective
  • Academic Calendar
  • Semester
  • Public/Private
  • Private
  • Religious Affiliation
  • None
Location and setting

Urban

Boston, MA

Deadlines

N/A

Regular App Deadline

1-Nov

Early App Deadline

January 1

Financial Aid Deadline

Admissions

Application Information
  • Acceptance rate
  • 29%
  • % Admitted who enroll
  • 6%
  • Application Fee
  • $80
Incoming freshman Class Rankings

99%

Top half of HS class

86%

Top quarter of HS class

55%

Top tenth of HS class
Incoming Freshman SAT Scores
  • Verbal
  • 590-680
  • Math
  • 630-740
  • Writing
  • N/A
Incoming Freshman ACT Scores
  • Composite
  • 28-32
  • English
  • 28-34
  • Math
  • 27-32
  • Writing
  • N/A
Admissions

More Selective

  • ACCEPTED
  • 29%
  • PERCENT ADMITTED WHO ENROLL
  • 6%
  • ENROLLMENT
  • 17,944

Costs & Aid

Cost: In-State

$50,240

Tuition and fees (in state)

$1,000

books and supplies

$14,870

room and board

$66,110

Total on campus
Cost: Out-of-State

$50,240

Tuition and fees (out of state)

$1,000

books and supplies

$14,870

room and board

$66,110

Total on campus
Actual Cost By Income Level (w/Financial Aid)
  • Family Income
  • Cost
  • $0-$30K
  • $21,773
  • $30-$48K
  • $22,618
  • $48-$75K
  • $26,232
  • $75-$110K
  • $30,023
  • $110 & UP
  • $46,991
Financial aid

54%

Receiving Financial Aid

13%

Receiving Federal Grants

40%

Receiving Federal Loans
FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE: January 1

Student Life

Student Body

17,944

Total undergrad enrollment

14,751

Total grad students

59%

Out-of-state

16%

In-state

25%

International
Students

  • 61%

    FEMALE

  • 39

    MALE
Organizations

525

Student Organizations

10

Fraternities

9

Sororities
Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

35%

% of Students living on campus
Student Diversity
  • % American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0%
  • % Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 14%
  • % Black or African-American
  • 4%
  • % Hispanic/Latino
  • 10%
  • % White or Caucasian
  • 40%

Academics

Faculty & Classes

10:1

Student:Faculty Ratio

1,798

Total Faculty (Full-time)

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