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In-state tuition and fees:
$9,816 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,776 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
22,436
Setting:
suburban
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

Located about 40 miles south of Cleveland, Kent State University offers more than 200 campus organizations, including Greek life, leadership programs for underclassmen, and community service clubs. In the classroom, Kent State students can choose from nearly 300 academic programs, including peace and conflict studies.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,821 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,648 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
12,772
Setting:
city
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

Montana State University is home to many unique research facilities, such as the Plant Growth Center of nearly 30 greenhouses, and the Center for Bison and Wildlife Health. Notable alumni include Jan Stenerud, one of the few Pro Football Hall of Fame placekickers.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,708 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$9,790 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
11,118
Setting:
rural
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

South Dakota State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,118, with a gender distribution of 47.6 percent male students and 52.4 percent female students. At this school, 42 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 58 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,456 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,203 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,626
Setting:
urban
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

At the University of Missouri—Kansas City (UMKC), students can explore more than 175 clubs and about 15 Greek-letter organizations. Former President Harry Truman attended the law school at UMKC for two years and later received the school’s first honorary degree.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,276 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$22,470 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
10,190
Setting:
urban
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

University of Montana

Missoula, MT

The University of Montana offers unique academic opportunities, including classes devoted to American Indian culture and an internship on the school’s farm. Several interesting people have graduated from the University of Montana, including Carroll O’Connor, who starred as Archie Bunker in the All in the Family television show.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,105 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,634 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
21,179
Setting:
suburban
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100.

University of North Carolina--Charlotte was established in 1946 as a public institution. University of North Carolina--Charlotte follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$28,858 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
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U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Ashland University

Ashland, OH

Ashland University is a private school in Ohio affiliated with the Brethren Church. Ashland students have about 70 undergraduate major programs to choose from.

Tuition and fees:
$28,160 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
4,619
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Barry University

Miami Shores, FL

Located in Miami, Barry University is a private, Catholic school that offers unique programs for all levels of students. Barry has weekend and evening classes across Florida for adult students and a freshmen program that requires all students to read the same book in the summer, ahead of their fall semester classes.
 

Tuition and fees:
$25,850 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,724
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Founded in 1887, Benedictine University is a private institution. Benedictine University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,483 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,039 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
4,283
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Bowie State University is a public institution that was founded in 1865. The school has 44.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Bowie State University is 16:1.

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