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Springfield CollegeSpringfield, MA
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Boston UniversityBoston, MA
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#10 in Federal Region I Universities
Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered Degree1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, 2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$40,480Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$59,816
cheaper$33,535Graduate Tuitionexpensive$59,418
Less$24,269Average Financial Aid AmountMore$38,797
Admission
Lower1,250 SAT
24 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,405 SAT
32 ACT
Easier63%Acceptance RateTighter20%
Lower24%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable27%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller3,068Total EnrollmentLarger32,718
Smaller2,188Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger16,872
Smaller880Graduate Student PopulationLarger15,846
-Online Student Population2,849
Completion & Outcomes
Lower73%Graduate RateHigher89%
Lower81%Retention RateHigher94%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,144)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 11,732)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,720)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,330)
Faculties
More Students per Faculty12 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty10 to 1
378Number of faculties3,946
Lower$71,109Average Faculty SalaryHigher$131,877
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.