National University Rankings

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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
#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%
#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%
#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%
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. University of Maryland—​College Park

College Park, MD

in-state: $9,162, out-of-state: $28,348 37,197 46.8% 94% 82%
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

Amherst, MA

in-state: $13,258, out-of-state: $27,974 28,236 62.6% 88% 70%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Massachusetts—​Boston

Boston, MA

in-state: $10,355, out-of-state: $24,109 15,874 61.4% 77% 38%
#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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

in-state: $7,904, out-of-state: $15,340 22,139 64.7% 77% 41%
#47 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

$42,852 16,172 39.7% 91% 81%
#28 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

in-state: $13,819, out-of-state: $40,496 43,426 36.6% 96% 91%
#69 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

in-state: $13,555, out-of-state: $19,805 51,853 49.5% 90% 73%
#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%
#97 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

in-state: $9,415, out-of-state: $23,764 34,748 81.5% 85% 71%
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. University of Missouri—​Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

in-state: $9,456, out-of-state: $22,203 16,019 67.6% 73% 48%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Missouri—​St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

in-state: $9,474, out-of-state: $24,429 16,719 68.7% 75% 47%
#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%
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

in-state: $8,068, out-of-state: $20,968 24,207 64.4% 84% 65%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Nebraska—​Omaha

Omaha, NE

in-state: $6,510, out-of-state: $16,520 14,786 80.0% 73% 46%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

in-state: $6,570, out-of-state: $20,480 27,402 88.2% 76% 41%
#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%
#97 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

in-state: $16,496, out-of-state: $29,216 15,301 77.9% 87% 77%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

in-state: $7,274, out-of-state: $11,568 29,033 64.6% 77% 46%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

in-state: $6,668, out-of-state: $19,158 10,071 49.2% 66% 34%
#30 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. University of North Carolina—​Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

in-state: $8,340, out-of-state: $30,122 29,278 27.6% 97% 89%
#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%
#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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of North Texas

Denton, TX

in-state: $9,078, out-of-state: $19,608 35,778 61.7% 77% 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%
#18 Overall Score: 83 out of 100. University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

$44,605 12,126 23.3% 98% 95%
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

in-state: $7,341, out-of-state: $19,530 31,086 79.1% 84% 66%
#109 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

in-state: $9,763, out-of-state: $29,788 24,518 74.2% 85% 68%
#7 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

$45,890 21,339 12.6% 98% 96%
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Phoenix, AZ

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#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

in-state: $17,100, out-of-state: $27,106 28,769 56.1% 92% 79%
#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%
#32 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

$45,372 10,510 35.3% 96% 85%
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

$41,392 8,105 42.6% 88% 76%
#117 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$40,294 10,017 69.2% 85% 67%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL

in-state: $8,152, out-of-state: $15,504 14,636 87.2% 66% 37%
#112 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

in-state: $10,816, out-of-state: $28,528 31,288 60.6% 87% 72%
#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%
#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%
#23 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

$46,298 39,958 19.9% 97% 90%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

in-state: $6,744, out-of-state: $15,024 16,468 64.7% 75% 50%
#112 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. University of St. Thomas

St. Paul, MN

$34,013 10,316 86.7% 88% 74%
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

in-state: $9,684, out-of-state: $27,874 29,833 67.3% 85% 66%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Texas—​Arlington

Arlington, TX

in-state: $8,878, out-of-state: $19,497 33,239 58.5% 71% 42%
#52 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

in-state: $9,790, out-of-state: $33,824 52,186 46.8% 92% 79%
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. University of Texas—​Dallas

Richardson, TX

in-state: $11,806, out-of-state: $30,378 19,727 52.0% 84% 64%

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