Finance Rankings

Tuition and fees:
$45,890 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,682
Setting:
urban
#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private institution in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Students can study in one of four schools that grant undergraduate degrees: Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Wharton.

Tuition and fees:
$44,848 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
22,498
Setting:
urban
#2

New York University

New York, NY

New York University is a private institution that was founded in 1831. The school has 62.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at New York University is 10:1.

Tuition and fees:
$43,498 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,503
Setting:
urban
#3

Though the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may be best known for its math, science and engineering education, this private research university also offers architecture, humanities, management and social science programs. The school is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just across the Charles River from downtown Boston.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,819 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$40,496 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
27,979
Setting:
city
#4

A public institution, University of Michigan--Ann Arbor was founded in 1817. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor offers a Greek system, where 21 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 16 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,864 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$35,742 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
25,774
Setting:
urban
#5

The University of California—Berkeley overlooks the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, Calif. Students at this public school have more than 700 organizations to get involved in, including more than 55 fraternity and sorority chapters.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,790 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$33,824 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
39,955
Setting:
city
#6

Founded in 1883, University of Texas--Austin is a public institution. University of Texas--Austin follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$46,962 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,279
Setting:
urban
#7

Carnegie Mellon University, a private institution in Pittsburgh, Pa., is the country’s only school founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The school specializes in academic areas including engineering, business, computer science, and fine arts.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,340 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$30,122 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,503
Setting:
suburban
#8

University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill was established in 1789 as a public institution. University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,209 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$32,350 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,371
Setting:
city
#9

A public institution, Indiana University--Bloomington was founded in 1820.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,458 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$39,844 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
15,822
Setting:
city
#10

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,822, with a gender distribution of 45.5 percent male students and 54.5 percent female students. At this school, 42 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 58 percent of students live off campus.

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