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
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. North Carolina State University—​Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

in-state: $8,206, out-of-state: $21,661 34,340 49.6% 91% 71%
#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%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Northcentral University 1

Prescott Valley, AZ

N/A N/A N/A 100% 8 N/A
#49 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Northeastern University

Boston, MA

$41,686 20,447 31.9% 94% 79%
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Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

in-state: $9,271, out-of-state: $21,626 26,002 76.3% 73% 49%
#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%
#12 Overall Score: 89 out of 100. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

$45,527 20,439 15.3% 97% 93%
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Nova Southeastern University

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

$25,430 26,808 55.5% 70% 42%
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Oakland University

Rochester, MI

in-state: $11,027, out-of-state: $25,477 19,740 62.1% 73% 43%
#52 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Ohio State University—​Columbus

Columbus, OH

in-state: $10,037, out-of-state: $25,757 56,387 64.0% 93% 82%
#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%
#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%
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Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

in-state: $8,820, out-of-state: $24,480 24,670 71.7% 80% 49%
#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%
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Our Lady of the Lake University

San Antonio, TX

$24,098 2,809 49.8% 61% 27%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Pace University

New York, NY

$38,069 12,772 76.8% 78% 58%
#37 Overall Score: 66 out of 100. Pennsylvania State University—​University Park

University Park, PA

in-state: $16,992, out-of-state: $29,566 45,783 54.2% 92% 86%
#57 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

$44,902 7,319 38.5% 91% 81%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Brooklyn, NY

$41,328 4,652 62.1% 86% 62%
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Portland State University

Portland, OR

in-state: $7,653, out-of-state: $22,863 28,731 70.1% 4 72% 39%
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

$40,170 8,010 7.9% 98% 96%
#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%
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Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

$15,308 5,863 82.9% 73% 33% 6
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

$46,269 6,999 43.6% 92% 84%
#18 Overall Score: 83 out of 100. Rice University

Houston, TX

$38,941 6,484 16.7% 96% 92%
#69 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick

Piscataway, NJ

in-state: $13,499, out-of-state: $27,523 40,434 60.9% 92% 79%
#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%
#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%
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Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

in-state: $8,594, out-of-state: $19,214 18,461 65.0% 74% 49%
#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%
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South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

in-state: $9,258, out-of-state: $18,170 3,807 91.0% 64% 34%
#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%
#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%
#60 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

$43,800 10,893 53.8% 89% 79%
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Spalding University

Louisville, KY

$20,550 2,516 29.3% 73% 38%
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. St. John Fisher College

Rochester, NY

$28,430 4,008 64.2% 83% 75%
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. St. John's University

Queens, NY

$37,260 21,087 53.2% 78% 59%
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

$36,726 13,981 63.7% 86% 70%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. St. Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, MN

$29,315 5,574 79.0% 76% 62%
#5 Overall Score: 94 out of 100. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$43,245 18,217 6.6% 98% 95%
#82 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, NJ

$43,561 5,649 42.7% 92% 78%
#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%
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

$40,458 21,029 51.3% 92% 82%
#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%
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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%
#69 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Texas A&M University—​College Station

College Station, TX

in-state: $8,506, out-of-state: $25,126 50,227 67.1% 92% 80%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
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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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Texas A&M University—​Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX

in-state: $7,668, out-of-state: $18,198 10,508 89.7% 62% 40%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Texas A&M University—​Kingsville

Kingsville, TX

in-state: $6,940, out-of-state: $17,470 7,234 92.8% 59% 32%

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