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
#91 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

in-state: $16,485, out-of-state: $32,415 5,632 37.4% 89% 66%
#82 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, NJ

$43,561 5,649 42.7% 92% 78%
#32 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

$46,106 5,808 39.1% 94% 90%
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Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

$15,308 5,863 82.9% 73% 33% 6
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

$42,778 5,957 52.6% 95% 84%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Widener University

Chester, PA

$38,028 6,238 65.5% 72% 55%
#10 Overall Score: 91 out of 100. Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

$46,752 6,277 9.8% 98% 96%
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100. Biola University

La Mirada, CA

$32,142 6,302 74.7% 85% 65%
#18 Overall Score: 83 out of 100. Rice University

Houston, TX

$38,941 6,484 16.7% 96% 92%
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Benedictine University

Lisle, IL

$25,850 6,516 75.9% 76% 53%
#112 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA

$39,810 6,652 37.8% 85% 63%
#47 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. Yeshiva University

New York, NY

$37,600 6,753 84.0% 91% 89%
#121 Overall Score: 43 out of 100. The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

$38,526 6,838 63.2% 81% 67%
#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%
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

$46,269 6,999 43.6% 92% 84%
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100. Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

$43,520 7,080 32.6% 94% 88%
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Texas A&M University—‚ÄčKingsville

Kingsville, TX

in-state: $6,940, out-of-state: $17,470 7,234 92.8% 59% 32%
#57 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

$44,902 7,319 38.5% 91% 81%
#23 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

$44,742 7,432 34.0% 94% 87%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. University of Alabama—‚ÄčHuntsville

Huntsville, AL

in-state: $9,192, out-of-state: $21,506 7,636 77.7% 77% 47%
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Missouri University of Science & Technology

Rolla, MO

in-state: $9,510, out-of-state: $24,675 7,647 89.6% 85% 65%
#109 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, IL

$39,842 7,683 55.0% 93% 68%
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Adelphi University

Garden City, NY

$30,800 7,859 66.5% 81% 66%
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Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

in-state: $7,218, out-of-state: $16,632 7,952 57.6% 71% 30%
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

$40,170 8,010 7.9% 98% 96%

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