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Private
Co-ed
17,983
Undergraduate
Students
(58.7%) 10,564 Women
(41.3%) 7,419 Men
15,737
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
19% of 62,224 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.72
SAT Math
731 average
690-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
683 average
650-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
30-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$77,662
Tuition and Fees
$58,072
Room and Board
$16,640
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Freshman Award
$51,652
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$40,349
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,893
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Boston Population
625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Terrier
Sororities
3% of women participate
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
21.9% Asian
5.2% Black/African-American
15.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
46.5% White
5.7% Unknown
International Students
20.5% from 124 countries
First-Year Students Returning
94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
66%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
23.0%
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