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
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

$40,170 8,010 7.9% 98% 96%
#5 Overall Score: 94 out of 100. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

$43,245 18,217 6.6% 98% 95%
#5 Overall Score: 94 out of 100. University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

$46,386 12,508 13.2% 99% 92%
#4 Overall Score: 95 out of 100. Columbia University

New York, NY

$49,138 23,168 7.4% 99% 97%
#3 Overall Score: 97 out of 100. Yale University

New Haven, CT

$44,000 11,906 7.1% 99% 96%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Northcentral University 1

Prescott Valley, AZ

N/A N/A N/A 100% 8 N/A

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