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
#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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