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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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In-state tuition and fees:
$15,140 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$27,840 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
7,111
Setting:
urban
#150 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

A public institution, New Jersey Institute of Technology was founded in 1881. New Jersey Institute of Technology offers a Greek system, where 3 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 5 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,760 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,728 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
16,060
Setting:
rural
#150 Overall Score: 38 out of 100.

University of Mississippi

University, MS

The University of Mississippi, better known as Ole Miss, is a large public institution in the college town of Oxford. About 35 percent of the student body is active in Greek life.

Tuition and fees:
$30,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,103
Setting:
suburban
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Adelphi University

Garden City, NY

Founded in 1896, Adelphi University is a private institution. Adelphi University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,573 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,013 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,257
Setting:
city
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Located about 130 miles southwest of Chicago, the Illinois State University campus is in the town of Normal. First-year students at ISU can take the Learning in Communities seminar, allowing them to attend one of their first college courses in small groups with their peers and learn about each other and the university.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,578 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,738 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
26,624
Setting:
urban
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

San Diego State University was established in 1897 as a public institution. San Diego State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$37,260 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
15,840
Setting:
urban
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

St. John's University is a Catholic institution spread across three residential campuses in New York City. A university shuttle transports students between the main campus in Queens and locations in Staten Island and Manhattan.

In-state tuition and fees:
$8,904 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,394 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
11,291
Setting:
urban
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

University of Alabama--Birmingham has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,291, with a gender distribution of 42.4 percent male students and 57.6 percent female students. At this school, 20.9 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 79.1 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,450 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,016 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
13,398
Setting:
rural
#152 Overall Score: 37 out of 100.

Located in the village of Kingston, the University of Rhode Island has clubs and Division I sports on campus and nearby beaches off campus. Notable URI alumni include oceanographer Robert Ballard, who discovered the sunken Titanic.
 

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,904 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$27,472 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,655
Setting:
urban
#158 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

The University of Hawaii—Manoa is a public school near downtown Honolulu on the island of Oahu. Students can take advantage of the school’s location through sailing and surfing classes, kayaking and snorkeling excursions, and more.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,068 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$21,642 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,953
Setting:
suburban
#158 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

University of Maryland— Baltimore County offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and more than 30 graduate programs. Students can have fun outside of academics by participating in about 250 student organizations, pledging one of the nearly 20 fraternities and sororities and playing Division I sports.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,097 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,210 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
12,287
Setting:
city
#158 Overall Score: 36 out of 100.

A public institution, University of Massachusetts--Lowell was founded in 1894.

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