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
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Maryville University of St. Louis

St Louis, MO

$25,002 4,203 71.3% 84% 70%
#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%
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. University of La Verne

La Verne, CA

$35,000 4,973 39.0% 83% 59%
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

in-state: $9,750, out-of-state: $23,638 21,242 76.3% 78% 52%
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

in-state: $4,404, out-of-state: $14,124 12,903 95.7% 74% 54%
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100. Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

$36,020 5,384 59.1% 77% 55%
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100. University of Maine

Orono, ME

in-state: $10,594, out-of-state: $27,454 10,901 81.1% 78% 59%
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100. Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

in-state: $12,002, out-of-state: $28,861 31,752 60.2% 85% 57%
#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%
#170 Overall Score: 33 out of 100. University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

in-state: $6,410, out-of-state: $17,325 40,111 43.2% 88% 57%
#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%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

$32,256 10,184 52.3% 85% 63%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Pace University

New York, NY

$38,069 12,772 76.8% 78% 58%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. St. Mary's University of Minnesota

Winona, MN

$29,315 5,574 79.0% 76% 62%
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

in-state: $7,254, out-of-state: $17,170 15,250 73.7% 77% 54%
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100. Biola University

La Mirada, CA

$32,142 6,302 74.7% 85% 65%
#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%
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100. Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL

in-state: $12,952, out-of-state: $22,024 21,869 51.8% 72% 54%
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100. Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

in-state: $12,104, out-of-state: $24,970 18,847 51.4% 66% 50%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

$25,470 3,551 37.5% 79% 59%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Ball State University

Muncie, IN

in-state: $9,250, out-of-state: $23,660 21,053 61.2% 79% 57%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

in-state: $10,721, out-of-state: $18,029 17,286 73.6% 74% 58%
#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%
#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%
#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%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

in-state: $7,274, out-of-state: $11,568 29,033 64.6% 77% 46%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

in-state: $10,355, out-of-state: $24,109 24,598 83.3% 74% 56%
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Widener University

Chester, PA

$38,028 6,238 65.5% 72% 55%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

in-state: $11,220, out-of-state: $23,670 27,626 63.8% 77% 58%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Edgewood College

Madison, WI

$24,666 3,064 73.2% 78% 53%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Immaculata University

Immaculata, PA

$30,740 4,117 79.6% 80% 53%
#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%
#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%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

in-state: $7,233, out-of-state: $17,478 14,443 83.6% 78% 53%
#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%
#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%
#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%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

in-state: $8,022, out-of-state: $10,104 10,284 88.6% 75% 51%
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Utah State University

Logan, UT

in-state: $6,183, out-of-state: $17,886 28,786 96.7% 72% 50%
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. Kent State University

Kent, OH

in-state: $9,816, out-of-state: $17,776 28,172 83.0% 77% 52%
#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%
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

in-state: $7,708, out-of-state: $9,790 12,583 91.7% 76% 56%
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. University of Missouri—​Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

in-state: $9,456, out-of-state: $22,203 16,019 67.6% 73% 48%
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. University of Montana

Missoula, MT

in-state: $6,276, out-of-state: $22,470 12,479 95.4% 73% 48%
#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%
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Ashland University 1

Ashland, OH

$28,858 N/A 72.3% 4 72% 8 60% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Barry University

Miami Shores, FL

$28,160 9,070 51.9% 64% 8 35% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Benedictine University

Lisle, IL

$25,850 6,516 75.9% 76% 53%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

in-state: $6,483, out-of-state: $17,039 5,421 48.1% 72% 35%

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