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Tuition and fees:
$40,254 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,121
Setting:
suburban
#1

Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a private institution. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$0 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$0 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,592
Setting:
suburban
#2

The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point, is the oldest of the country’s five federal service academies. The public school is located in West Point, N.Y., where graduates earn a bachelor of science degree and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,997 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,157 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
17,680
Setting:
suburban
#3

Just a 30-minute drive from the Pacific Ocean, California Polytechnic State University is located 200 miles from both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Although Cal Poly students can choose from nearly 70 degrees, engineering is the most popular major, with 50 student organizations dedicated specifically to that field.

Tuition and fees:
$41,400 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
880
Setting:
urban
#4

Cooper Union

New York, NY

A private institution, Cooper Union was founded in 1859.

Tuition and fees:
$46,902 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,536
Setting:
rural
#5

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,536, with a gender distribution of 47.6 percent male students and 52.4 percent female students. At this school, 86 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 14 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,237 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$31,038 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,629
Setting:
city
#6

The Citadel

Charleston, SC

The Citadel is the Military College of South Carolina, situated just a few miles from downtown Charleston. Students who enroll at The Citadel become members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, so much of student life, from the strict rules to the varsity rifle team, has a military feel.

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