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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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Tuition and fees:
$32,256 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,224
Setting:
suburban
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100.

Founded in 1899, Azusa Pacific University is a private institution. Azusa Pacific University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$38,069 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,336
Setting:
urban
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100.

Pace University

New York, NY

Pace University students can choose from the school’s two campuses: one in the Financial District of New York City, the other in suburban Pleasantville, N.Y. Inside the Actors Studio, a television show on Bravo, is filmed at the school’s urban location.

Tuition and fees:
$29,315 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,985
Setting:
city
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100.

St. Mary's University of Minnesota was established in 1912 as a private institution. St. Mary's University of Minnesota follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,254 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,170 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
11,953
Setting:
city
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100.

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

Located on the eastern edge of the state in the city of Grand Forks, the University of North Dakota (UND) offers nearly 300 academic fields, including a highly ranked rural medicine program. Notable UND alumni include Sally Smith, CEO of the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant franchise.

Tuition and fees:
$32,142 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,337
Setting:
suburban
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100.

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

Biola University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,337, with a gender distribution of 38.5 percent male students and 61.5 percent female students. At this school, 61 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 39 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,080 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,014 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
13,058
Setting:
suburban
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, better known as IUP, is located about 60 miles northeast of Pittsburgh and offers Division II sports, Greek life, and more than 200 campus clubs. Notable IUP alumni include Chad Hurley, the cofounder and former CEO of YouTube.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,952 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,024 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
16,552
Setting:
suburban
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100.

Students at Northern Illinois University (NIU) can join more than 200 clubs, nearly 40 Greek-letter organizations, and numerous Division I sports teams. Notable NIU alumni include Dan Castellaneta, who voices several characters on the animated television show The Simpsons.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,104 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$24,970 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,130
Setting:
rural
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100.

Southern Illinois University--Carbondale was established in 1869 as a public institution. Southern Illinois University--Carbondale follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$25,470 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,917
Setting:
rural
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

A private institution, Andrews University was founded in 1874.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,250 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$23,660 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
16,652
Setting:
suburban
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

At Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., undergraduate students can choose from about 180 majors, including the highly ranked entrepreneurship program. Notable alumni include late-night talk show host David Letterman, who created a scholarship for creative Ball State media students with average grades.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,721 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,029 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,815
Setting:
rural
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

Located about 85 miles south of Detroit in northern Ohio, Bowling Green State University (BGSU) offers more than 300 student clubs, about 40 Greek organizations, and an anonymous, masked spirit crew. Notable alumni include Academy Award-winning actress Eva Marie Saint.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,869 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$19,683 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
21,298
Setting:
city
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

East Carolina University is a public institution that was founded in 1907. The school has 31.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at East Carolina University is 18:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,192 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$21,506 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,882
Setting:
city
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

Students at University of Alabama—Huntsville can choose from more than 60 academic majors. UAHuntsville history majors with good academic merit may be eligible for a scholarship established by alumnus John Hendricks, founder and chair of Discovery Communications.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,154 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,064 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
15,082
Setting:
city
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

The University of Nevada—Reno is located on the western edge of the state on the border between the Great Basin and the Sierra Nevada. Off campus, Nevada students can visit the nearby Lake Tahoe, check out the museums and festivals of Reno, and drive just a few hours to California’s capital of Sacramento or the San Francisco Bay Area.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,274 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$11,568 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
22,773
Setting:
urban
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

University of New Mexico has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,773, with a gender distribution of 44.1 percent male students and 55.9 percent female students.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,355 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$24,109 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
19,478
Setting:
city
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

Located in Kalamazoo, Western Michigan University offers more than 300 student organizations, nearly 30 fraternities and sororities, and many Division I sports. Off campus, WMU students can check out Kalamazoo’s zoo, theater, and festivals, or drive 40 minutes to the Lake Michigan beaches of South Haven.

Tuition and fees:
$38,028 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,298
Setting:
city
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100.

Widener University

Chester, PA

At Widener University in Chester, Pa., many students help the community by mentoring local children, building houses, and donating blood. Notable Widener University alumni include esteemed film director Cecil B. DeMille.

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