Is Boston U a Good School for the Money?
Boston University Value Report
College Factual's Best for the Money Rankings compare the quality of a Boston U degree with its cost to determine if the school is asking a fair price. Read the Boston U annual value report below.
Below Average Value Nationwide
Boston University is ranked #2,198 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.
Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Boston University is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)
Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores
|School||Total Price||Value Grade|
*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.
That Degree May Cost You $242,772 in Total
The average Boston U student's degree will cost an estimated $242,772. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $59,796 and a typical 4.06 years to graduate.
|Average Yearly Cost||$59,796|
|Average Years to Graduate||4.06|
|Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree||$242,772|
Many Factors Affect Net Price
Depending on your personal circumstances, your net price may be well below the average Boston U net price, which could make this school a better value. You may quality for more financial aid, or be able to complete your degree faster than average. Get more details on Boston U cost.
Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?
Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.
Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Boston U.
|Nationwide Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$315,308||#0||F|
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$167,276||#1,388||D+|
|In-State Value by Aid Group||Avg Degree Cost||Value Rank||Value Grade|
|Students with no Aid||$315,308||#
|Only Students Receiving Aid||$167,276||#
Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Massachusetts.
About 53% of Boston U students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Boston U financial aid you may qualify for.
How to Finance The Gap
How to Calculate Value
College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.
Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.
College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.