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
#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%
#23 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

in-state: $12,696, out-of-state: $35,574 41,341 22.0% 97% 92%
#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%
#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%
#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%
#28 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. University of Michigan—​Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

in-state: $13,819, out-of-state: $40,496 43,426 36.6% 96% 91%
#32 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. New York University

New York, NY

$44,848 44,516 35.0% 92% 85%
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

in-state: $15,258, out-of-state: $29,640 44,520 63.3% 94% 84%
#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%
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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%
#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%
#49 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

in-state: $6,263, out-of-state: $28,541 49,913 44.1% 96% 85%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

$13,830 50,208 96.4% 80% 8 N/A
#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%
#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%
#52 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

in-state: $9,790, out-of-state: $33,824 52,186 46.8% 92% 79%
#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%
#170 Overall Score: 33 out of 100. University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

in-state: $6,317, out-of-state: $22,415 59,767 46.2% 87% 65%
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

in-state: $10,002, out-of-state: $23,654 73,378 87.9% 82% 57%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Argosy University 1

Orange, CA

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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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
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Capella University 1

Minneapolis, MN

$11,952 N/A N/A 39% 8 N/A
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Colorado Technical University 1

Colorado Springs, CO

$11,517 N/A N/A N/A 9% 6
#142 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Howard University 1

Washington, DC

$22,683 N/A 53.9% 4 82% 8 65% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Idaho State University 1

Pocatello, ID

in-state: $6,070, out-of-state: $17,870 N/A N/A 61% 8 30% 6

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