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Private
Co-ed
18,515
Undergraduate
Students
(59.8%) 11,071 Women
(40.2%) 7,444 Men
16,142
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
22% of 64,481 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 6

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.71
SAT Math
680-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
682 average
650-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
30-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$75,002
Tuition and Fees
$55,892
Room and Board
$16,160
Average Percent of Need Met
91%
Average Freshman Award
$48,893
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$42,976
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,873
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
75% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Terrier
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
19.4% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
13.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
47.0% White
9.6% Unknown
International Students
21.2% from 121 countries
First-Year Students Returning
94.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
67%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
19.0%
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