National University Rankings

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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
#47 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Yeshiva University

New York, NY

$37,600 6,753 84.0% 91% 89%
#3 Overall Score: 97 out of 100. Yale University

New Haven, CT

$44,000 11,906 7.1% 99% 96%
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Wright State University

Dayton, OH

in-state: $8,542, out-of-state: $16,546 16,780 68.7% 65% 40%
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

$42,778 5,957 52.6% 95% 84%
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%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Widener University

Chester, PA

$38,028 6,238 65.5% 72% 55%
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

in-state: $6,927, out-of-state: $14,961 14,893 95.2% 71% 41%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

in-state: $10,355, out-of-state: $24,109 24,598 83.3% 74% 56%
#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%
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

in-state: $11,968, out-of-state: $25,768 28,938 80.5% 76% 28%
#14 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

$44,841 13,952 17.9% 97% 94%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Washington State University

Pullman, WA

in-state: $12,545, out-of-state: $25,889 27,679 76.0% 83% 67%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

$13,830 50,208 96.4% 80% 8 N/A
#23 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

$44,742 7,432 34.0% 94% 87%
#69 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

in-state: $10,930, out-of-state: $25,320 31,087 70.4% 92% 83%
#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%
#17 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

$42,978 12,710 14.2% 96% 92%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Utah State University

Logan, UT

in-state: $6,183, out-of-state: $17,886 28,786 96.7% 72% 50%
#112 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA

$39,810 6,652 37.8% 85% 63%
#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%
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University of Wisconsin—​Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

in-state: $9,882, out-of-state: $19,610 29,114 71.4% 72% 43%
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

in-state: $10,403, out-of-state: $26,653 42,820 54.6% 95% 83%
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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%
#52 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. University of Washington

Seattle, WA

in-state: $12,383, out-of-state: $29,938 42,568 59.2% 93% 80%
#23 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

in-state: $12,458, out-of-state: $39,844 23,907 29.6% 97% 93%
#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%
#121 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

in-state: $7,534, out-of-state: $24,018 32,388 82.6% 86% 59%
#86 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

$33,702 4,326 40.7% 87% 66%
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

in-state: $9,054, out-of-state: $18,174 21,453 94.8% 65% 45%
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Texas—​San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

in-state: $8,737, out-of-state: $19,454 30,474 73.3% 60% 28%
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University of Texas—​El Paso

El Paso, TX

in-state: $7,018, out-of-state: $17,639 22,749 99.8% 73% 38%
#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%
#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%
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University of Texas—​Arlington

Arlington, TX

in-state: $8,878, out-of-state: $19,497 33,239 58.5% 71% 42%
#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%
#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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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%
#23 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

$46,298 39,958 19.9% 97% 90%
#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%
#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 South Carolina

Columbia, SC

in-state: $10,816, out-of-state: $28,528 31,288 60.6% 87% 72%
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%
#117 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

$40,294 10,017 69.2% 85% 67%
#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. University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

$45,372 10,510 35.3% 96% 85%
#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%
#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%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. University of Phoenix 1

Phoenix, AZ

N/A N/A N/A N/A 5% 6
#7 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

$45,890 21,339 12.6% 98% 96%
#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%

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