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In-state tuition and fees:
$10,650 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,954 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,527
Setting:
urban
#36 Overall Score: 67 out of 100.

Georgia Institute of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,527, with a gender distribution of 67 percent male students and 33 percent female students. At this school, 56 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 44 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$41,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,386
Setting:
urban
#37 Overall Score: 66 out of 100.

Founded in 1826, Case Western Reserve University is a private institution. Case Western Reserve University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered most selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$16,992 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,566 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
39,192
Setting:
city
#37 Overall Score: 66 out of 100.

Pennsylvania State University--University Park is a public institution that was founded in 1855. The school has 39.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Pennsylvania State University--University Park is 17:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,896 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$36,774 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
25,759
Setting:
city
#39 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

University of California--Davis was established in 1905 as a public institution. University of California--Davis follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,234 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$36,112 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
22,676
Setting:
urban
#39 Overall Score: 65 out of 100.

A public institution, University of California--San Diego was founded in 1960. University of California--San Diego offers a Greek system, where 10 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 10 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$44,910 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,306
Setting:
urban
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 18,306, with a gender distribution of 40 percent male students and 60 percent female students. At this school, 77 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 23 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$43,520 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,883
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University is a private institution. Lehigh University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$46,269 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,391
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a private institution that was founded in 1824. The school has 50.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 15:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,746 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$36,624 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,977
Setting:
suburban
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

University of California--Santa Barbara was established in 1909 as a public institution. University of California--Santa Barbara follows a quarter-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$15,258 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$29,640 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
32,281
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

A public institution, University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign was founded in 1867. University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign offers a Greek system, where 25 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 21 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,403 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$26,653 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
30,863
Setting:
city
#41 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

University of Wisconsin--Madison has a total undergraduate enrollment of 30,863, with a gender distribution of 48.4 percent male students and 51.6 percent female students. At this school, 25 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75 percent of students live off campus.

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