National University Rankings

National University Methodology

Schools in the National Universities category, such as the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and Ph.D. programs. These colleges also are committed to producing groundbreaking research.

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U.S. News rank School Tuition and Fees Total enrollment Fall 2012 acceptance rate Average freshman retention rate 6-year graduation rate Classes with fewer than 20 students SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Maryville University of St. Louis

St Louis, MO

$25,002 4,203 71.3% 84% 70%
#68 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Purdue University—​West Lafayette

West Lafayette, IN

in-state: $9,992, out-of-state: $28,794 39,256 61.3% 89% 70%
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

$36,726 13,981 63.7% 86% 70%
#82 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

in-state: $7,984, out-of-state: $19,924 24,149 40.1% 90% 70%
#109 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

in-state: $7,989, out-of-state: $18,609 28,952 56.9% 88% 70%
#112 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. University of California—​Riverside

Riverside, CA

in-state: $12,960, out-of-state: $35,838 21,005 62.7% 87% 70%
#73 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

in-state: $8,061, out-of-state: $26,931 30,119 78.4% 85% 70%
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

Amherst, MA

in-state: $13,258, out-of-state: $27,974 28,236 62.6% 88% 70%
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Auburn University

Auburn University, AL

in-state: $9,852, out-of-state: $26,364 25,134 77.2% 88% 68%
#121 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. DePaul University

Chicago, IL

$33,990 24,966 62.3% 86% 68%
#109 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL

$39,842 7,683 55.0% 93% 68%
#86 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

in-state: $10,240, out-of-state: $32,008 31,725 83.6% 84% 68%
#109 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

in-state: $9,763, out-of-state: $29,788 24,518 74.2% 85% 68%
#121 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

$38,526 6,838 63.2% 81% 67%
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Louisiana State University—​Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

in-state: $7,873, out-of-state: $25,790 30,225 76.2% 84% 67%
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

in-state: $6,578, out-of-state: $17,738 31,597 31.3% 86% 67%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

$35,820 9,830 84.4% 82% 67%
#86 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Syracuse, NY

in-state: $6,995, out-of-state: $16,445 2,401 50.7% 85% 67%
#86 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

in-state: $9,200, out-of-state: $22,950 33,503 53.1% 85% 67%
#117 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$40,294 10,017 69.2% 85% 67%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Washington State University

Pullman, WA

in-state: $12,545, out-of-state: $25,889 27,679 76.0% 83% 67%
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Adelphi University

Garden City, NY

$30,800 7,859 66.5% 81% 66%
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

in-state: $16,485, out-of-state: $32,415 5,632 37.4% 89% 66%
#141 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

in-state: $9,908, out-of-state: $28,592 32,961 65.8% 86% 66%
#117 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

in-state: $13,728, out-of-state: $28,608 6,947 76.6% 83% 66%
#121 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

in-state: $14,340, out-of-state: $24,710 36,744 67.2% 88% 66%
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

in-state: $7,341, out-of-state: $19,530 31,086 79.1% 84% 66%
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

in-state: $9,684, out-of-state: $27,874 29,833 67.3% 85% 66%
#86 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

$33,702 4,326 40.7% 87% 66%
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100. Biola University

La Mirada, CA

$32,142 6,302 74.7% 85% 65%
#97 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$37,505 18,067 74.9% 84% 65%
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Howard University 1

Washington, DC

$22,683 N/A 53.9% 4 82% 8 65% 6
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Missouri University of Science & Technology

Rolla, MO

in-state: $9,510, out-of-state: $24,675 7,647 89.6% 85% 65%
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. New School

New York, NY

$40,928 10,575 65.0% 81% 65%
#170 Overall Score: 33 out of 100. University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

in-state: $6,317, out-of-state: $22,415 59,767 46.2% 87% 65%
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

in-state: $8,068, out-of-state: $20,968 24,207 64.4% 84% 65%
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Ohio University

Athens, OH

in-state: $10,380, out-of-state: $19,344 27,402 77.7% 81% 64%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. University at Albany—​SUNY

Albany, NY

in-state: $8,140, out-of-state: $18,460 17,316 55.5% 85% 64%
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

in-state: $10,107, out-of-state: $24,873 27,135 92.3% 79% 64%
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. University of Texas—​Dallas

Richardson, TX

in-state: $11,806, out-of-state: $30,378 19,727 52.0% 84% 64%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

$32,256 10,184 52.3% 85% 63%
#121 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

in-state: $9,313, out-of-state: $25,166 30,647 74.7% 84% 63%
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

in-state: $12,450, out-of-state: $28,016 16,451 76.9% 81% 63%
#112 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA

$39,810 6,652 37.8% 85% 63%
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK

in-state: $7,441, out-of-state: $20,026 25,544 77.6% 79% 62%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Brooklyn, NY

$41,328 4,652 62.1% 86% 62%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. St. Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, MN

$29,315 5,574 79.0% 76% 62%
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

in-state: $8,942, out-of-state: $19,562 32,467 64.3% 82% 62%
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

in-state: $10,784, out-of-state: $25,816 31,798 67.1% 85% 62%
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

$37,400 11,023 58.7% 78% 61%

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