National University Rankings

National University Methodology

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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
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. St. Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, MN

$29,315 5,574 79.0% 76% 62%
#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%
#73 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

in-state: $8,061, out-of-state: $26,931 30,119 78.4% 85% 70%
#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%
#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%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. University of Alabama—​Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

in-state: $9,192, out-of-state: $21,506 7,636 77.7% 77% 47%
#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%
#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%
#119 Overall Score: 44 out of 100. University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

in-state: $10,391, out-of-state: $27,073 40,223 76.9% 78% 61%
#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%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Pace University

New York, NY

$38,069 12,772 76.8% 78% 58%
#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%
#117 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Michigan Technological University

Houghton, MI

in-state: $13,728, out-of-state: $28,608 6,947 76.6% 83% 66%
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Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

in-state: $9,271, out-of-state: $21,626 26,002 76.3% 73% 49%
#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%
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Louisiana State University—​Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

in-state: $7,873, out-of-state: $25,790 30,225 76.2% 84% 67%
#121 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

$40,610 3,604 76.1% 87% 71%
#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%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. University of Colorado—​Denver

Denver, CO

in-state: $7,494, out-of-state: $21,006 22,396 75.9% 73% 45%
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%
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Alaska—​Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

in-state: $6,550, out-of-state: $19,240 9,314 75.5% 77% 33%
#97 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

$37,505 18,067 74.9% 84% 65%
#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%
#121 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

$31,385 9,956 74.7% 87% 74%
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100. Biola University

La Mirada, CA

$32,142 6,302 74.7% 85% 65%
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Indiana University—​Bloomington

Bloomington, IN

in-state: $10,209, out-of-state: $32,350 42,133 74.4% 89% 75%
#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%
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Illinois State University

Normal, IL

in-state: $12,573, out-of-state: $20,013 20,706 74.0% 84% 71%
#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%
#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%
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

in-state: $8,904, out-of-state: $20,394 17,999 73.4% 80% 48%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
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%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Edgewood College

Madison, WI

$24,666 3,064 73.2% 78% 53%
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Miami University—​Oxford

Oxford, OH

in-state: $13,799, out-of-state: $29,589 17,683 72.8% 89% 80%
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
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

in-state: $8,820, out-of-state: $24,480 24,670 71.7% 80% 49%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of Wisconsin—​Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

in-state: $9,882, out-of-state: $19,610 29,114 71.4% 72% 43%
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Maryville University of St. Louis

St Louis, MO

$25,002 4,203 71.3% 84% 70%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

in-state: $7,146, out-of-state: $18,483 11,304 70.8% 76% 47%
#73 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

in-state: $12,863, out-of-state: $33,750 48,906 70.6% 91% 79%
#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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Portland State University

Portland, OR

in-state: $7,653, out-of-state: $22,863 28,731 70.1% 4 72% 39%
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Clark University

Worcester, MA

$39,550 3,503 70.1% 89% 80%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
North Carolina A&T State University

Greensboro, NC

in-state: $5,422, out-of-state: $16,503 10,636 69.6% 75% 42%
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

in-state: $6,722, out-of-state: $16,960 20,365 69.3% 82% 60% 6
#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 Missouri—​St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

in-state: $9,474, out-of-state: $24,429 16,719 68.7% 75% 47%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Wright State University

Dayton, OH

in-state: $8,542, out-of-state: $16,546 16,780 68.7% 65% 40%
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%
#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%

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