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
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. University of Denver

Denver, CO

$40,707 11,656 67.6% 87% 76%
#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%
#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%
#119 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

in-state: $10,110, out-of-state: $21,192 28,034 67.3% 81% 58%
#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%
#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.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

in-state: $8,756, out-of-state: $29,571 30,451 67.1% 72% 38%
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

in-state: $10,784, out-of-state: $25,816 31,798 67.1% 85% 62%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN

in-state: $7,840, out-of-state: $24,070 25,394 66.9% 72% 45%
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Adelphi University

Garden City, NY

$30,800 7,859 66.5% 81% 66%
#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%
#141 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

in-state: $9,908, out-of-state: $28,592 32,961 65.8% 86% 66%
#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%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Widener University

Chester, PA

$38,028 6,238 65.5% 72% 55%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Texas A&M University—​Commerce

Commerce, TX

in-state: $6,583, out-of-state: $17,113 11,187 65.1% 68% 8 36%
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. New School

New York, NY

$40,928 10,575 65.0% 81% 65%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

in-state: $8,594, out-of-state: $19,214 18,461 65.0% 74% 49%
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%
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%
#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%
#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%
#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%
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. St. John Fisher College

Rochester, NY

$28,430 4,008 64.2% 83% 75%
#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%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

in-state: $13,406, out-of-state: $25,796 27,875 63.9% 80% 58%

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