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
#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%
#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%
#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%
#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%
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100. Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

$36,020 5,384 59.1% 77% 55%
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

$37,400 11,023 58.7% 78% 61%
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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%
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

in-state: $6,875, out-of-state: $20,027 8,775 58.2% 65% 8 35%
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Clemson University

Clemson, SC

in-state: $13,382, out-of-state: $30,816 20,768 57.9% 90% 82%
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

in-state: $7,218, out-of-state: $16,632 7,952 57.6% 71% 30%
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

in-state: $6,821, out-of-state: $20,648 14,660 57.6% 74% 49%
#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%
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

in-state: $9,928, out-of-state: $28,138 32,092 57.4% 83% 51%
#109 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

in-state: $7,989, out-of-state: $18,609 28,952 56.9% 88% 70%
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. University of Delaware

Newark, DE

in-state: $12,112, out-of-state: $29,932 21,081 56.6% 92% 80%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. University of Houston

Houston, TX

in-state: $10,272, out-of-state: $20,892 40,747 56.2% 81% 46%
#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%
#60 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. University of Georgia

Athens, GA

in-state: $10,262, out-of-state: $28,472 34,519 56.1% 94% 82%
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Nova Southeastern University

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

$25,430 26,808 55.5% 70% 42%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. University at Albany—​SUNY

Albany, NY

in-state: $8,140, out-of-state: $18,460 17,316 55.5% 85% 64%
#75 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

$34,640 11,749 55.2% 89% 80%
#112 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

$35,800 11,159 55.2% 87% 78%
#109 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL

$39,842 7,683 55.0% 93% 68%
#36 Overall Score: 67 out of 100. Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

in-state: $10,650, out-of-state: $29,954 21,557 54.9% 94% 79%
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Brigham Young University—​Provo

Provo, UT

$4,850 34,409 54.9% 86% 77%
#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%
#37 Overall Score: 66 out of 100. Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

$41,800 10,026 54.3% 92% 78%
#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%
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Howard University 1

Washington, DC

$22,683 N/A 53.9% 4 82% 8 65% 6
#60 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

$43,800 10,893 53.8% 89% 79%
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

in-state: $6,537, out-of-state: $21,703 40,695 53.7% 92% 75%
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. St. John's University

Queens, NY

$37,260 21,087 53.2% 78% 59%
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Texas Southern University

Houston, TX

in-state: $7,646, out-of-state: $16,946 9,646 53.1% 63% 12%
#86 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

in-state: $9,200, out-of-state: $22,950 33,503 53.1% 85% 67%
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

$42,778 5,957 52.6% 95% 84%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

$32,256 10,184 52.3% 85% 63%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

in-state: $7,066, out-of-state: $19,658 20,574 52.0% 79% 50%
#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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Barry University

Miami Shores, FL

$28,160 9,070 51.9% 64% 8 35% 6
#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%
#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%
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

$40,458 21,029 51.3% 92% 82%
#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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Our Lady of the Lake University

San Antonio, TX

$24,098 2,809 49.8% 61% 27%
#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%
#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%
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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Florida A&M University

Tallahassee, FL

in-state: $5,785, out-of-state: $17,725 12,057 48.6% 80% 40%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

in-state: $6,483, out-of-state: $17,039 5,421 48.1% 72% 35%
#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%

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