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
#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%
#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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of West Florida

Pensacola, FL

in-state: $6,357, out-of-state: $18,625 12,651 60.8% 74% 45%
#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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
National-​Louis University 1

Chicago, IL

$18,930 N/A 29.8% 4 41% 8 20% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Florida International University

Miami, FL

in-state: $6,540, out-of-state: $18,939 46,261 40.5% 82% 49%
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana, PA

in-state: $9,080, out-of-state: $19,014 15,379 61.0% 75% 50%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

in-state: $7,818, out-of-state: $19,074 24,537 63.5% 83% 60%
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%
#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%
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 Alaska—​Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

in-state: $6,550, out-of-state: $19,240 9,314 75.5% 77% 33%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Alliant International University

San Diego, CA

$19,300 4,184 N/A N/A 29% 6
#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%
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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
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 Oklahoma

Norman, OK

in-state: $7,341, out-of-state: $19,530 31,086 79.1% 84% 66%
#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%
#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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
University of North Texas

Denton, TX

in-state: $9,078, out-of-state: $19,608 35,778 61.7% 77% 48%
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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

in-state: $9,011, out-of-state: $19,631 14,288 88.3% 62% 32%
#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%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

in-state: $6,220, out-of-state: $19,644 17,651 80.1% 72% 44%
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%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

in-state: $5,869, out-of-state: $19,683 26,947 62.2% 80% 58%
#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%
#82 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

in-state: $7,984, out-of-state: $19,924 24,149 40.1% 90% 70%
#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%
#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%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
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%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. University of Nevada—​Reno

Reno, NV

in-state: $6,154, out-of-state: $20,064 18,227 83.0% 79% 54%
#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%
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Iowa State University

Ames, IA

in-state: $7,726, out-of-state: $20,278 30,748 82.5% 86% 71%
#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 Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

in-state: $6,570, out-of-state: $20,480 27,402 88.2% 76% 41%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Spalding University

Louisville, KY

$20,550 2,516 29.3% 73% 38%
#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%
#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%
#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%
#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.
Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA

$21,100 3,419 68.5% 64% 39%
#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%
#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%
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

in-state: $8,585, out-of-state: $21,530 24,378 99.0% 81% 58%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

in-state: $5,986, out-of-state: $21,543 30,038 39.0% 79% 41%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

in-state: $9,271, out-of-state: $21,626 26,002 76.3% 73% 49%
#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%
#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%
#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%

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