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Facts & Figures

Overview

Category: Independent, nondenominational college focused on communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Classified as a comprehensive, MA I institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Founded: 1880
President: Lee Pelton
Location: Boylston and Tremont streets on Boston Common in the heart of the city’s Theatre District
Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Enrollment: 3,662 undergraduate and 830 graduate students from all 50 states and 75 countries
Faculty: 444 full- and part-time faculty
Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Retention & Graduation Rates: 88% retention rate for freshmen (Fall 2011); 81% six-year graduation

Tuition & Fees 2013–2014

Tuition: $36,650/year for a full-time undergraduate student
Room & Board: $15,096/year (double room)
Per Credit: $1,145
Financial Aid: Approximately 65% of students receive financial assistance; average award is approximately $15,000 in scholarships and grants, low-interest loans, and part-time employment.
Financial Aid Distributed: $26,400,000

Academic Components

Academic Departments

Undergraduate Programs

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Communication Studies

Journalism

Marketing Communication

Performing Arts

Visual & Media Arts

Writing, Literature & Publishing

Graduate Programs

Academic & Technological Support

Student Support

Centers


Facilities

Performance Venues

Broadcast Facilities and Outlets

Academic/Administrative Buildings

  • Ansin Building (180 Tremont St.)
  • 216 Tremont St.
  • Walker Building (120 Boylston St.)
  • Tufte Performance & Production Center (10 Boylston Place)
  • Paramount Center (555 Washington St.)

Residence Halls

Athletic Facilities

External Facilities


Co-curricular Activities

More than 80 student organizations and performance groups, student publications, and honor societies

Athletics

14 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s teams


Admission Demographics

Freshman Admission Profile (Fall 2012)

Applications: 8,198
Admitted: 3,933 (48%)
Enrolled: 863 (22%)

Gender

559 women (65%)
304 men (35%)

Ethnicity

4% International (non-resident aliens)
3% Black, Non-Hispanic
NA American Indian/Native American
4% Asian/Pacific Islander
10% Hispanic
70% White, Non-Hispanic
6% Multiracial
3% Race Unknown, not reported

Geographic Distribution of First–Year Undergraduate Students

New England: 306 (35%)
Mid Atlantic: 229 (27%)
Midwest: 47 (5%)
South/Southwest: 100 (12%)
West: 141 (16%)
International & U.S. Territories: 39 (5%)

Standardized Test Scores & GPA

SAT

Middle 50% Composite: 1750–1970
Middle 50% Critical Reasoning: 590–670
Middle 50% Math: 550–650
Middle 50% Writing: 580–670

ACT

Middle 50% Composite: 26–30

Grade Point Average

3.62 (unweighted, 4.0 scale)



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