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
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Adelphi University

Garden City, NY

$30,800 7,859 66.5% 81% 66%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Alliant International University

San Diego, CA

$19,300 4,184 N/A N/A 29% 6
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. American University

Washington, DC

$40,649 12,904 44.2% 90% 77%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

$25,470 3,551 37.5% 79% 59%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Argosy University 1

Orange, CA

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
#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%
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
#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%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

$32,256 10,184 52.3% 85% 63%
#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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Barry University

Miami Shores, FL

$28,160 9,070 51.9% 64% 8 35% 6
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Baylor University

Waco, TX

$35,972 15,364 60.7% 85% 75%
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%
#97 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Binghamton University—​SUNY

Binghamton, NY

in-state: $8,144, out-of-state: $18,464 15,308 42.9% 91% 79%
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100. Biola University

La Mirada, CA

$32,142 6,302 74.7% 85% 65%
#31 Overall Score: 70 out of 100. Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

$45,622 13,783 28.8% 95% 92%
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Boston University

Boston, MA

$44,910 32,603 45.6% 91% 84%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

in-state: $6,483, out-of-state: $17,039 5,421 48.1% 72% 35%
#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%
#32 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

$46,106 5,808 39.1% 94% 90%
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Brigham Young University—​Provo

Provo, UT

$4,850 34,409 54.9% 86% 77%
#14 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. Brown University

Providence, RI

$45,612 8,885 9.6% 98% 95%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. California Institute of Integral Studies

San Francisco, CA

$25,713 1,350 N/A N/A N/A
#10 Overall Score: 91 out of 100. California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

$41,538 2,243 11.8% 98% 92%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Capella University 1

Minneapolis, MN

$11,952 N/A N/A 39% 8 N/A
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, WI

$25,450 4,641 42.1% 68% 43%
#23 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

$46,962 12,569 27.8% 96% 87%
#37 Overall Score: 66 out of 100. Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

$41,800 10,026 54.3% 92% 78%
#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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA

$21,100 3,419 68.5% 64% 39%
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Clark University

Worcester, MA

$39,550 3,503 70.1% 89% 80%
#121 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

$40,610 3,604 76.1% 87% 71%
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Clemson University

Clemson, SC

in-state: $13,382, out-of-state: $30,816 20,768 57.9% 90% 82%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

in-state: $9,289, out-of-state: $12,411 17,525 63.2% 65% 34%
#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%
#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%
#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%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Colorado Technical University 1

Colorado Springs, CO

$11,517 N/A N/A N/A 9% 6
#4 Overall Score: 95 out of 100. Columbia University

New York, NY

$49,138 23,168 7.4% 99% 97%
#16 Overall Score: 85 out of 100. Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

$45,359 21,424 16.6% 96% 93%
#10 Overall Score: 91 out of 100. Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

$46,752 6,277 9.8% 98% 96%
#121 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. DePaul University

Chicago, IL

$33,990 24,966 62.3% 86% 68%
#97 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$37,505 18,067 74.9% 84% 65%
#7 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. Duke University

Durham, NC

$45,476 15,386 13.4% 97% 95%
#121 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

$31,385 9,956 74.7% 87% 74%
#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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN

in-state: $7,697, out-of-state: $15,372 15,133 89.2% 70% 41%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Edgewood College

Madison, WI

$24,666 3,064 73.2% 78% 53%
#20 Overall Score: 79 out of 100. Emory University

Atlanta, GA

$44,008 14,236 26.3% 95% 90%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
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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