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
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

$41,392 8,105 42.6% 88% 76%
#32 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

in-state: $15,464, out-of-state: $37,852 8,258 32.2% 95% 90%
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Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

in-state: $6,875, out-of-state: $20,027 8,775 58.2% 65% 8 35%
#14 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. Brown University

Providence, RI

$45,612 8,885 9.6% 98% 95%
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Barry University

Miami Shores, FL

$28,160 9,070 51.9% 64% 8 35% 6
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Alaska—​Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

in-state: $6,550, out-of-state: $19,240 9,314 75.5% 77% 33%
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Texas Southern University

Houston, TX

in-state: $7,646, out-of-state: $16,946 9,646 53.1% 63% 12%
#82 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

$36,590 9,727 40.9% 87% 75%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

$35,820 9,830 84.4% 82% 67%
#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%
#121 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

$31,385 9,956 74.7% 87% 74%
#117 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$40,294 10,017 69.2% 85% 67%
#37 Overall Score: 66 out of 100. Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

$41,800 10,026 54.3% 92% 78%
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University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

in-state: $6,668, out-of-state: $19,158 10,071 49.2% 66% 34%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

$32,256 10,184 52.3% 85% 63%
#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%
#112 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, MN

$34,013 10,316 86.7% 88% 74%
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Texas A&M University—​Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX

in-state: $7,668, out-of-state: $18,198 10,508 89.7% 62% 40%
#32 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

$45,372 10,510 35.3% 96% 85%
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. New School

New York, NY

$40,928 10,575 65.0% 81% 65%
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North Carolina A&T State University

Greensboro, NC

in-state: $5,422, out-of-state: $16,503 10,636 69.6% 75% 42%
#28 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Tufts University

Medford, MA

$46,598 10,837 21.4% 96% 92%
#60 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

$43,800 10,893 53.8% 89% 79%
#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%
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

$37,400 11,023 58.7% 78% 61%
#112 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

$35,800 11,159 55.2% 87% 78%
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Texas A&M University—​Commerce

Commerce, TX

in-state: $6,583, out-of-state: $17,113 11,187 65.1% 68% 8 36%
#7 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

$43,498 11,189 9.0% 97% 93%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

in-state: $7,146, out-of-state: $18,483 11,304 70.8% 76% 47%
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. University of Denver

Denver, CO

$40,707 11,656 67.6% 87% 76%
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

$34,640 11,749 55.2% 89% 80%
#3 Overall Score: 97 out of 100. Yale University

New Haven, CT

$44,000 11,906 7.1% 99% 96%
#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%
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Florida A&M University

Tallahassee, FL

in-state: $5,785, out-of-state: $17,725 12,057 48.6% 80% 40%
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Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN

in-state: $8,256, out-of-state: $17,992 12,114 86.3% 62% 43%
#18 Overall Score: 83 out of 100. University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

$44,605 12,126 23.3% 98% 95%
#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%
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. University of Montana

Missoula, MT

in-state: $6,276, out-of-state: $22,470 12,479 95.4% 73% 48%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, CO

in-state: $6,793, out-of-state: $18,037 12,497 89.1% 69% 45%
#5 Overall Score: 94 out of 100. University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

$46,386 12,508 13.2% 99% 92%
#23 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

$46,962 12,569 27.8% 96% 87%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

$9,710 12,581 99.9% 68% 8 39%
#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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
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University of West Florida

Pensacola, FL

in-state: $6,357, out-of-state: $18,625 12,651 60.8% 74% 45%
#17 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

$42,978 12,710 14.2% 96% 92%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Pace University

New York, NY

$38,069 12,772 76.8% 78% 58%
#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%
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. American University

Washington, DC

$40,649 12,904 44.2% 90% 77%
#82 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

in-state: $15,718, out-of-state: $36,646 13,097 76.7% 86% 76%
#52 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

$46,930 13,486 27.3% 90% 75%

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