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Tuition and fees:
$43,498 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,503
Setting:
urban
#1

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.

Tuition and fees:
$46,962 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,279
Setting:
urban
#2

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:
$9,992 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,794 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
30,147
Setting:
city
#3

Purdue University--West Lafayette was established in 1869 as a public institution. Purdue University--West Lafayette follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$45,890 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,682
Setting:
urban
#4

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.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,819 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$40,496 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
27,979
Setting:
city
#5

University of Michigan--Ann Arbor has a total undergraduate enrollment of 27,979, with a gender distribution of 51.2 percent male students and 48.8 percent female students. At this school, 34 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 66 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,037 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$25,757 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
43,058
Setting:
urban
#6

Founded in 1870, Ohio State University--Columbus is a public institution. Ohio State University--Columbus follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,864 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$35,742 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
25,774
Setting:
urban
#6

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

University of Texas--Austin was established in 1883 as a public institution. University of Texas--Austin follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,340 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$30,122 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,503
Setting:
suburban
#9

A public institution, University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill was founded in 1789. University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill offers a Greek system, where 17 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 17 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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

Indiana University--Bloomington has a total undergraduate enrollment of 32,371, with a gender distribution of 49.3 percent male students and 50.7 percent female students. At this school, 38 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 62 percent of students live off campus.

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