National University Rankings

National University Methodology

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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
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Newark

Newark, NJ

in-state: $12,998, out-of-state: $27,022 12,011 57.5% 86% 61%
#119 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

in-state: $10,391, out-of-state: $27,073 40,223 76.9% 78% 61%
#158 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. University of Maryland—​Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD

in-state: $10,068, out-of-state: $21,642 13,637 60.4% 85% 61%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Ashland University 1

Ashland, OH

$28,858 N/A 72.3% 4 72% 8 60% 6
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

in-state: $6,722, out-of-state: $16,960 20,365 69.3% 82% 60% 6
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

in-state: $8,538, out-of-state: $23,469 26,393 78.8% 83% 60%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

in-state: $7,818, out-of-state: $19,074 24,537 63.5% 83% 60%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

$25,470 3,551 37.5% 79% 59%
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. St. John's University

Queens, NY

$37,260 21,087 53.2% 78% 59%
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. University of La Verne

La Verne, CA

$35,000 4,973 39.0% 83% 59%
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100. University of Maine

Orono, ME

in-state: $10,594, out-of-state: $27,454 10,901 81.1% 78% 59%
#121 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

in-state: $7,534, out-of-state: $24,018 32,388 82.6% 86% 59%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

in-state: $10,721, out-of-state: $18,029 17,286 73.6% 74% 58%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

in-state: $11,220, out-of-state: $23,670 27,626 63.8% 77% 58%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

in-state: $5,869, out-of-state: $19,683 26,947 62.2% 80% 58%
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

in-state: $8,585, out-of-state: $21,530 24,378 99.0% 81% 58%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Pace University

New York, NY

$38,069 12,772 76.8% 78% 58%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

in-state: $13,406, out-of-state: $25,796 27,875 63.9% 80% 58%
#119 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

in-state: $10,110, out-of-state: $21,192 28,034 67.3% 81% 58%
#150 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. University of Mississippi

University, MS

in-state: $6,760, out-of-state: $17,728 18,794 61.1% 82% 58%
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

in-state: $10,002, out-of-state: $23,654 73,378 87.9% 82% 57%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Ball State University

Muncie, IN

in-state: $9,250, out-of-state: $23,660 21,053 61.2% 79% 57%
#170 Overall Score: 33 out of 100. University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

in-state: $6,410, out-of-state: $17,325 40,111 43.2% 88% 57%
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100. Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

in-state: $12,002, out-of-state: $28,861 31,752 60.2% 85% 57%
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

in-state: $7,708, out-of-state: $9,790 12,583 91.7% 76% 56%
#158 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. University of Hawaii—​Manoa

Honolulu, HI

in-state: $9,904, out-of-state: $27,472 20,426 81.2% 79% 56%
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

in-state: $6,524, out-of-state: $19,600 12,420 65.7% 79% 56%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

in-state: $10,355, out-of-state: $24,109 24,598 83.3% 74% 56%
#170 Overall Score: 33 out of 100. West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

in-state: $6,456, out-of-state: $19,632 29,707 85.1% 79% 56%
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100. Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

$36,020 5,384 59.1% 77% 55%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Trinity International University

Deerfield, IL

$26,830 2,655 91.1% 71% 8 55%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Widener University

Chester, PA

$38,028 6,238 65.5% 72% 55%
#150 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ

in-state: $15,140, out-of-state: $27,840 9,944 63.7% 82% 54%
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100. Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL

in-state: $12,952, out-of-state: $22,024 21,869 51.8% 72% 54%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, TN

$22,330 2,472 99.1% 73% 54%
#158 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. University of Massachusetts—​Lowell

Lowell, MA

in-state: $12,097, out-of-state: $19,210 16,294 65.8% 80% 54%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. University of Nevada—​Reno

Reno, NV

in-state: $6,154, out-of-state: $20,064 18,227 83.0% 79% 54%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. University of North Carolina—​Greensboro

Greensboro, NC

in-state: $6,388, out-of-state: $20,186 18,172 60.0% 77% 54%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

in-state: $7,254, out-of-state: $17,170 15,250 73.7% 77% 54%
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

in-state: $4,404, out-of-state: $14,124 12,903 95.7% 74% 54%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Benedictine University

Lisle, IL

$25,850 6,516 75.9% 76% 53%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Edgewood College

Madison, WI

$24,666 3,064 73.2% 78% 53%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Immaculata University

Immaculata, PA

$30,740 4,117 79.6% 80% 53%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

in-state: $7,233, out-of-state: $17,478 14,443 83.6% 78% 53%
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. University of North Carolina—​Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

in-state: $6,105, out-of-state: $18,634 26,232 68.5% 78% 53%
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. Kent State University

Kent, OH

in-state: $9,816, out-of-state: $17,776 28,172 83.0% 77% 52%
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

in-state: $9,750, out-of-state: $23,638 21,242 76.3% 78% 52%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

in-state: $9,928, out-of-state: $28,138 32,092 57.4% 83% 51%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

in-state: $8,022, out-of-state: $10,104 10,284 88.6% 75% 51%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

in-state: $7,066, out-of-state: $19,658 20,574 52.0% 79% 50%

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