Boston University

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

Below Average National Value
Top 5% National Quality

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.)

National Value Ranking  2198 out of 2223
Overpriced
Great Value
National Value Score  1.92 out of 100
Overpriced
Great Value

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.

Amount
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?

$167,276 In-State With Aid
$315,308 Avg Cost No Aid
4.06 Years to Graduate

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
All Students $242,772 #2,198 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 # F
All Students $242,772 # F
Only Students Receiving Aid $167,276 # F

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.

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