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
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100. Biola University

La Mirada, CA

$32,142 6,302 74.7% 85% 65%
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA

in-state: $9,080, out-of-state: $19,014 15,379 61.0% 75% 50%
#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%
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100. Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

in-state: $12,104, out-of-state: $24,970 18,847 51.4% 66% 50%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

$32,256 10,184 52.3% 85% 63%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Pace University

New York, NY

$38,069 12,772 76.8% 78% 58%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. St. Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, MN

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

St Louis, MO

$25,002 4,203 71.3% 84% 70%
#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%
#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%
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. University of La Verne

La Verne, CA

$35,000 4,973 39.0% 83% 59%
#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%
#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%
#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%
#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%
#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%
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Adelphi University

Garden City, NY

$30,800 7,859 66.5% 81% 66%
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Illinois State University

Normal, IL

in-state: $12,573, out-of-state: $20,013 20,706 74.0% 84% 71%
#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%
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. St. John's University

Queens, NY

$37,260 21,087 53.2% 78% 59%
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

in-state: $8,904, out-of-state: $20,394 17,999 73.4% 80% 48%
#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%

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