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Tuition and fees:
$43,577 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
8,325
Setting:
urban
#57 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Fordham University

New York, NY

Fordham University is a private institution that was founded in 1841. The school has 48.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Fordham University is 14:1.

Tuition and fees:
$44,902 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,488
Setting:
suburban
#57 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

Pepperdine University was established in 1937 as a private institution. Pepperdine University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$12,022 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$30,970 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
17,528
Setting:
rural
#57 Overall Score: 60 out of 100.

A public institution, University of Connecticut was founded in 1881. University of Connecticut offers a Greek system, where 13 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 10 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$43,800 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,249
Setting:
city
#60 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Southern Methodist University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,249, with a gender distribution of 49.1 percent male students and 50.9 percent female students. At this school, 32 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 68 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$10,262 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,472 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
26,259
Setting:
city
#60 Overall Score: 59 out of 100.

Founded in 1785, University of Georgia is a public institution. University of Georgia follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$4,850 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
31,060
Setting:
city
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Brigham Young University--Provo is a private institution that was founded in 1875. The school has 54.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Brigham Young University--Provo is 23:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$13,382 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$30,816 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
16,562
Setting:
suburban
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University was established in 1889 as a public institution. Clemson University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$40,458 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
14,798
Setting:
city
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

A private institution, Syracuse University was founded in 1870. Syracuse University offers a Greek system, where 26 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 21 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,162 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$28,348 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
26,487
Setting:
suburban
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

University of Maryland--College Park has a total undergraduate enrollment of 26,487, with a gender distribution of 52.9 percent male students and 47.1 percent female students. At this school, 47 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 53 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$17,100 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$27,106 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
18,429
Setting:
urban
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Founded in 1787, University of Pittsburgh is a public institution. University of Pittsburgh follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.

Tuition and fees:
$42,778 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,952
Setting:
city
#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a private institution that was founded in 1865. The school has 64.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is 14:1.

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