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In-state tuition and fees:
$10,403 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$26,653 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
30,863
Setting:
city
#1

Founded in 1848, University of Wisconsin--Madison is a public institution. University of Wisconsin--Madison follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$45,890 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
9,682
Setting:
urban
#2

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:
$12,864 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$35,742 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
25,774
Setting:
urban
#3

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:
$10,262 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,472 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
26,259
Setting:
city
#3

A public institution, University of Georgia was founded in 1785. University of Georgia offers a Greek system, where 28 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 21 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$46,298 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,316
Setting:
urban
#5

Undergraduates study in the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California, a private school based in Los Angeles. The USC Trojans compete in the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference and are particularly competitive in football.

Tuition and fees:
$44,848 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
22,498
Setting:
urban
#6

New York University

New York, NY

Founded in 1831, New York University is a private institution. New York University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,263 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,541 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,776
Setting:
suburban
#7

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida is a public institution that was founded in 1853. The school has 48.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at University of Florida is 21:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,790 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$33,824 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
39,955
Setting:
city
#8

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:
$12,022 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$30,970 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
17,528
Setting:
rural
#9

A public institution, University of Connecticut was founded in 1881. University of Connecticut offers a Greek system, where 13 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 10 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,928 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,138 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
24,665
Setting:
urban
#10

Georgia State University, located in downtown Atlanta, is one of the largest universities in Georgia. To help ease the college transition, first-year students can opt into the Freshman Learning Communities program, which groups students based on shared interests.

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